CHIWI ON THE RUN: 11 Questions on Travelling Solo answered by Solo Female Travellers (#getinspired)

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Bianca, 21

I met Bianca a year ago and we’ve been hanging out since then. We have tarot card reading nights with my sister every full moon and of course our weekly pizza party! She’s one of the feistiest woman I’ve ever known. She’s a feminist by heart and she’s vegan. She also has a blog dedicated to women empowerment; go check out her blog here and follow her on instagram Instagram-beegeecee ❤

What country are you from?

How many countries have you visited by yourself?
Hong Kong and Taiwan

What made you decide to go travel the world on your own?

What is the first country you decided to travel to?
For my 18th birthday, instead of having a “Debut”, I flew to HongKong for two weeks by myself after the day I turned 18.

What’s the best thing about traveling solo?

I will answer this with a question: If you were somewhere where no one knew who you were, who would you be?

What has been some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced while traveling?
I can’t really think of some really big challenges just yet, since the places I’ve been to are pretty much safe. But if I would have to answer, it would be the language barriers. But really, it’s a big part of the fun.

What has been your best experience so far?
I just came from Taiwan for the second time and I must say my best experience is being adopted by a family that I met while hiking a mountain. They invited me to dinner, let me into their car, brought me to a night market, Mommy Grace (the mom of the family) made sure I ate everything a vegetarian could eat, and then they brought me to their friend’s house just for me to try on the Taiwanese women’s national costume. After that, they dropped me off the bus station to head back to Taipei. Mommy Grace did not only buy my bus ticket for Taipei, but she also waited for me for almost half an hour while her husband and son waited in the car. It was a very heartwarming and amazing experience.

Which country (that you have been to) is your favorite? And Why?
Taiwan, absolutely. Culture is everywhere. And going around the country and different provinces is easy and accessible, which are big points if you’re out seeking for nature like myself. Taiwanese people are the nicest people ever! I haven’t had one bad experience. And don’t get me started with their ridiculously delicious and dirt cheap street food!

Quick questions:

Favorite song at the moment? -ILSYB -LANY
Sunrise or Sunset? -Sunset, absolutely.
Mountains or beach? -I adore the mountains but my heart belongs to sun, sand, and saltwater.
Coffee or tea? -Does bubble tea count?

What lessons have you learned while traveling solo?
If there is one thing I learn about travelling solo, it’s learning about myself.

What has your travels and experience taught you?
It taught me that sometimes, you have to get lost to find yourself.

What advice would you give women who are considering traveling solo for the first time?

Just do it. Be alert, be aware, be the smart girl that you are.

What tips for traveling and flying can you give to anyone reading this?

Take plenty of photos, but make sure you’re not looking at the world through the screen of your phone. Smile and talk to people. Be polite. You’ll never know who you might just meet, you will meet soul mates on the way. Trust your instinct, the divine female energy is within you, don’t ignore it. Take it all in, the sunrise, the sunset, the skyline. Breathe. Know you are lucky to be here. Forget your diet, eat eat eat. This world is so big, don’t spend it all in one place. You can do it.


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Author: Bianca Garcia Cruz

I’m a 5 foot, twenty-one year old former fashion student from the Philippines who currently has absolutely no idea what she’s doing with her life. But besides that, I’m a struggling vegan, triggered feminist, self-proclaimed environmentalist, Facebook social justice warrior, and everything else you find annoying.

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