3 years Global Introvert: Time to look back at everything that has changed since this little blog entered the world, in both writing and life.
As I spent the majority of 2018 on the road, I couldn’t help but learn a few things about travelling as an introvert. Here are my insights.
A lot of people who come to Chile only hit three spots: the Atacama desert in the North, Santiago de Chile in the centre and Patagonia in the South. Maybe they make a stop in the lake region around Villarica and Pucon, if they have the time, or they fly the four-plus hours to Easter Island. And don’t get me wrong, all those
When talking about introvert-suited travel destinations, most people name places that are secluded, only have a limited number of people to allow for plenty of alone-time and impress you with plenty of breathtaking nature. If this sounds like your dream holiday, you can’t do much better than Easter Island. Officially part of Chile, it nevertheless takes several hours on a plane to
One thing that drives me crazy every time is that stereotype of the extroverted traveller. The idea that you need to be outgoing and bubbly and socially hyperactive to survive on the road. In fact, debunking that myth and proving that introvert travel is indeed possible was one of the main reasons for me to start this blog. The myriads of introverted
I wrote this blog post and then realised I’m not really giving an answer to the question in the title. The reason behind this whole article is that I don’t have that answer. But don’t stop reading yet! Let me elaborate on the problem of how to get pictures of yourself when there’s no one travelling with you, and then maybe we
After staying in La Paz for a few days, I continued my Bolivia travels by visiting Copacabana on the shore of Lake Titicaca. I didn’t know it yet, but this little town near the Peruvian border would prove exactly what I needed after that stressful week in La Paz. Moreover, it makes for the perfect introvert travel destination. Here’s why. Far away
Do you dream of taking a solo trip, but your fears are getting the better of you? Or do you secretly wonder if that travel style is only suitable for outgoing extroverts? Don’t worry, we got your back. Those fears are normal, yet they shouldn’t stop you from taking the trip of your dreams. I have done a lot of solo travel as an
La Paz was my first stop in Bolivia, and man was it a change. Up until then, I had only been to Chile, which has the reputation of being one of the most European countries in South America. I’m not saying there are no cultural differences between Chile and Germany, of course, there are. But compared to Bolivia, Chile truly is very
The most common travel style to cover long distances in South America is by bus. I’ve heard lots of complaints about those buses before I got there. Often people ask me whether that’s not incredibly uncomfortable. I always say no to this. Not only because South American buses are surprisingly comfy, but because I’ve always kind of enjoyed long-distance travel. That goes