Hi everyone! Have you ever considered traveling alone? Just thinking about it is usually a little scary. Of course both of us know that traveling alone is something we have to do, at least once in life. If you are planning to travel to Barcelona once this coronavirus confinament comes to end, today I bring you 6 tips for traveling alone to Barcelona.
1. Lose your fear
Traveling alone is the perfect opportunity to get to know yourself, and rarely will you feel truly lonely and bored. You probably feel a greater need to meet new people, even if you don’t consider yourself very sociable. Barcelona offers numerous opportunities for tourists that you can take advantage of if you want to make new friends. You want to know more? Keep reading!
2. Sleep in a hostel or do couchsurfing
For example, the 360 Hostel Barcelona Arts & Culture is a great option if you travel alone, although there are many more. Not only will they provide you with bed and breakfast, but it is perfectly designed for those people who travel to Barcelona unaccompanied. They organize joint events, such as ‘free tapes Thursdays’ where you can meet people from all over the globe. If you like to cook, you can even sign up for a class to make paella.
3. Take a free tour
Taking a free payment tour is one of the best options for solo or accompanied trips. It will not only allow you to get to know the streets of Barcelona from a local point of view, you will also have the chance to meet new people.
GuruWalk’s free tours are the perfect option when you want to go sightseeing alone. To book you do not have to pay anything and you will only have to pay the guide the amount you consider once the tour has ended.
4. Make a language Exchange
Traveling alone, learning a new language and meeting people at the same time is not as difficult as you think. As I had mentioned at the beginning, Barcelona offers a number of opportunities for those tourists who decide to visit the city alone, and this is one of them.
You will be able to learn the native language, Spanish, Italian, German or French and, best of all, you may take a lifelong friend with whom to share unforgettable experiences.
5. Get a SIM-card
As already stated in the article on the 4 tips to be prepared in Barcelona, we strongly recommend that you buy a SIM card for your stay in Spain if you do not reside within Europe. Prices are usually very cheap and will give you the freedom and security you need if you travel alone
In the event that you have to book a taxi, consult Google Maps or have an emergency, having access to data and the Internet can save you from a good hurry.
6. That being alone does not deprive you of partying
Barcelona is one of the cities in Spain that stands out for its nightlife (among many other things!). Going out without friends can be a strange thing, but we can guarantee that if you do, you will meet many new people who will not judge you for going to a pub or a disco alone. Normally, when you are partying people are more sociable. We can only recommend that you open your mind and let yourself go so that you do not miss one of the best known attractions of the city.
With these 6 tips, traveling alone will not be so hard. Remember: The only thing you must leave behind is fear and prejudice. Venturing into something like this is something you must do, at least once in your life.
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