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Top Adventures for Solo Travelers

Top 5 Adventures for Solo Travelers

Some people prefer to travel solo instead of traveling in groups. They have their reasons and we totally respect them and feel there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking solo missions.

If you are willing to travel the world by yourself, you’re obviously going to want to go on some amazing adventures. To help you figure out the best, most exciting adventures for you to participate in, we’ve decided to share a list of our top five favorite solo adventures for everyone to enjoy.

So figure out the best way to pack your things and get ready to hop on a plane to somewhere you’ve never been before. These five solo adventure locations will practically blow you away they’re so amazing!

  1. Finland

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If you’re looking for a vigorous adventure and something that may even take you a little bit outside of your comfort zone, then you’re definitely going to love being active in Finland. You’ll have an opportunity to participate in such exciting activities like snowmobiling in Oulanka National Park in Finland, cross country skiing, and you could even lead a dog sledding team, which is really exciting if it’s something you’ve never done before. Plus, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be able to see the Northern Lights in all of their glory while you visit Finland.

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  1. Oman

When it’s time to really step outside your comfort zone, the most welcoming part of the Arabian Peninsula is called Oman. You can truly enjoy and appreciate the hypnotic nomadic landscapes, drive 4 x 4s through the desert, visit mountain Bedouin villages, and appreciate the richness and beauty of the wild beaches in this part of the world. Plus you’ll have a chance to visit the Empty Quarter, which is a favorite of author TE Lawrence.

 

  1. Sri Lanka

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For those looking to enjoy an adventure in the sun but don’t necessarily want to spend their days lounging around on the beach, you’ll absolutely love Sri Lanka and all that this wonderful place has to offer. There are lots of activities going on all the time and you can partake in some of the best like backroad cycling, climbing Adam’s Peak to see the sunrise, wild river rafting through the Central Highlands, and you can even search for elephants and leopards while on an amazing jungle safari.

 

So step outside of your average and ordinary life and come visit Sri Lanka sooner rather than later. Spend a few weeks exploring this amazing place and you’ll appreciate every minute of it.

 

  1. Zambia

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Have you ever wanted to go on such an amazing adventure that you actually walked through parts of Africa? That’s exactly what you’re going to do if you decide to visit Zambia for your next action packed solo adventure.

 

On this trip, you’ll be able to go on a safari walk and experience Africa’s wildlife like you’ve never imagined possible. There are many tours in the area, so check out a few online and join one and take your next big adventure in the African safari.

 

  1. Mount Everest

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Seeing Mount Everest up close is an amazing experience to say the least. No one is saying you have to climb the mountain and no one is saying you have to sleep outside in a tent. They have convivial lodges at the foot of the mountain. You will have to share a room with someone else or you may even end up in a dormitory, but that’s all part of the experience. You get to meet new people, learn about new cultures, and see this amazing mountain live and in living color.

 

Conclusion

If you’re having trouble figuring out what events to check out in September as a solo traveler – rest assured that there are plenty of possibilities to do so. Please consider our top five adventures because they’re guaranteed to invigorate, excite, and provide a wonderful experience for everyone.

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Driving in Romania

Driving through a land of kind people

I have been lucky enough that my job allowed me to travel quite a

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lot on the unknown roads of Romania, from south to north. Most of my experiences were fun, others impressive, some others quite hilarious. It was the case when I drove  a rent a car to drive in Maramures,  the north of Romania, the most amazing land, unique for its people and magic atmosphere.
It was late autumn when I decided to visit Maramures to check hotels around. I was running my own travel agency and I was targeting a special niche and checking out hotels was a must.  I went by night train tup o Baia Mare as the drive is long and tiring and I booked a rent a car, from the only company in town planning to drive around.

It went as planned. I took the car and I  start travelling right in the morning. The GPS was my flag, will was my main road. I travelled the first day trying to reach all the UNESCO heritage churches, the incredible ancestor buildings aroused in wood, worked piece by piece by anonymous peasants.

Driving in Romania, driving through amazement

All set. Car was working just fine and, one small detail, the car had the regional plate numbers. After I left Barsana monastery ( I really recommend to get there). I kind of got lost. The GPS seemed also in a big fog, indicating stupid routs. Hence I stopped next to an old man, an authentic local peasant. He spoke a sweet, slow rhythm Romanian language. I asked him directions and when he realised that I was not a local he started wondering: “Where are you from?” I answered shortly that I am from Bucharest, 650 km away. “But.. . you have local plate numbers. Are you married with a local?” I explained him shortly that I just rented the car  to drive across the country side. He did not understand how I could paid money to rent a car and he expressed his amazement  in the same slow manner.  He did also not understood how a “girl” is left  to drive across the country all on her own. He had that spirit of peace and wisdom, he balanced every single word. His concern was a parent-like worry, moreover he was preoccupied to help me find my way and to warn me that there plenty of “troubled people” and to pay attention.
I carried on my travel and I reached the northest point of Sapanta, the Merry Cemetery. Careless woman like I parked into a hole. Nasty one! Enormous! Huge! Scary! And… embarrassing enough … I could not get out of the nasty hole. It was a rainy day and the mud around the car made my mission impossible and not in a 007 sense! I was red  as hell when I just got out to ask for some help. It was this woman, I will always remember her, dressed in popular costume, heavy, but with a kind face. She just shouted twice: “You Gica, You Ioane! Come and help the girl” and the entire village was around me to push the car. Finally the mission was possible! I checked the rented car, everything was just fine, except the dirt around it.

Driving through Maramures – Romania,  return to the roots

I carried on driving southwards, back to accommodation and meaning to vision one more UNESCO church. I noticed one wooden church as most of Maramures are, I kept gazing at it. An old woman, followed by two goats asked me if me if I want a shortcut to the church through her yard. I agreed. Once I stepped in her in yard she invited me to see her house. I was pleased so, here I am Alice in Maramures land discovering the traditions on the front door, not on the keyhole! The house was surprising beautiful! SImple, clean, made out of wood, adorned with traditional carpets. It was food for sore soul. Well, she told the story of every single carpet and traditional decoration and she ended asking me: “Would you like to have some palinca??” If course I refused, I know the meaning of palinca! I left the place  all happy and amused.
I drove back my rent a car full of joy listening local folklore music, blessing the people who made my day happier. At the time I handed in the car, I spoke with the owner shortly about my beautiful experiences, omitting the “blonde” mistakes.

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7 Monasteries in one day

Painting on Ghighiu Monastery

7 monasteries in one day

There is a Romanian belief that says that one has to pray for good luck and the fulfilment of a wish in 7 monasteries in one day! We invite you to commence your good luck, your good fortune, but above all your beautiful day with us by visiting 7 monasteries in one day.

The tour is in and around Bucharest – Ghigiu Monastery – escorted tour

Prahova county – A convent for nuns, the monastery was built in the year 1817 and it was initially painted by a famous Romanian painter called Gheorghe Tattarescu in 1865. It is said that the monastery has miraculous qualities: many people come to pray here hoping for their wishes to be fulfilled.

The monastery shelters a collection of liturgical art objects. Several workshops have also been accommodated within the monastery grounds.

Snagov Monastery

Situated in Salistea Snagovului, on the shores of LakeSnagovand close to Bucharest, this monks’ convent is very well known for its long history. It was firstly built in the 14th century, then renovated by Wallachian ruler, Vlad Tepes whom many believe to be buried at this monastery. Vlad Tepes is the ruler that Bram Stoker got inspiration from for his fictional character Dracula.
Tiganesti Monastery

Not far from Snagov Monastery, this convent for nuns was built in the 17th century. The monastery derives its name from the owner of the land, Matei Tiganescu. The monastery shelters a collection of liturgical art objects and of old religious books.

Severalworkshops have also been accommodated within the monastery grounds, such as the weaving workshop for manufacturing sacerdotal attire and the embroidery workshop for making priestly vestment ornaments.
Caldarusani Monastery

Situated by a lake in the Gruiu commune, this is a convent for monks. The ruler Matei Basarab founded this monastic establishment in 1638 on the site of a wooden hermitage. A school for church painters was founded here in 1778. The well-known Romanian painter Nicolae Grigorescu attended this school within the period 1854-1856. Moreover, in 1825, a painting house was also accommodated within the monastery walls.

Balamuci Monastery

Balamuci Monastery, also known as Sitaru or as the locals refer to it, “the monastery in the meadow,” is a convent for monks dedicated to Saint Nicholas. The monastery was founded by Pavel Greceanu, a former Chancellor at the court of the ruler Mihai the Brave, and by his wife Elena in 1627. The monastery is very valuable for its interior frescos, painted by a group of priests fromBrasovCountyin 1752.
Pasarea Monastery

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Located on the southern side ofBucharestin thevillageofBranesti, Pasarea Monastery is a convent for nuns. The monastic establishment was founded in 1813. Several workshops have also been accommodated within the monastery grounds, as for instance, the weaving workshop for manufacturing sacerdotal attire and the embroidery workshop for making priestly vestment ornaments (per our request a nun can guide us along the production line).

Cernica Monastery

Situated next toLakeCernica, this monastery was mentioned for the first time in historical records in 1608. The cell complex that houses the 84 monks living in the monastery is practically a great fortress, built in the architectural style that is typical of the plains.

Back to the city

– The tour takes about 7-8 hours

Included:

– The tour as provided

– Nun/ monk guide within the monastery

– English-language guide during trip

Departure point: your hotel

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Romania is about people and things people do

Recently,  while I was on the road  to design one of my tours, I met  a British couple.  I asked them  why do they like Romania. They answered that Romania is about people  and  things people  do, they are different.  At that time, it was not quite clear why we, Romanians,  are different.

Hours latter I met this fellow on a normal public road, in an ordinary day. This is what they meant. We do things differently, we are kind of old fashion in iphone times.