About turning into Sassily Solo traveller…

Sassily Solo traveller planning a permanent sabbatical….

Hi! I am Anu, a passionate traveller who likes to explore new places, meet new people, gel with their lifestyle and love the diversity around. I travel solo too (that is how I became a ‘Sassily Solo Traveller’) and have no near future plans to stop doing that.

The picture was taken one November evening at Sanapur Lake , Hampi, Karnataka, India. My first journey to turn 'sassily solo'.
My very first solo trip to Hampi, Karnataka, India. In the background is Sanapur Lake.

Amphitheatre in Neemrana Fort Palace, Rajasthan, India.
Amphitheatre in Neemrana Fort Palace, Rajasthan, India.

Welcome to my travel blog! This is the exact place to be if you want to know more about inexpensive solo travel and safety tips for women who are planning to start travelling alone.

Why did things turn ‘sassy’?

I was tagged ‘audacious’ to travel alone. I gladly accepted the title and embarked on a new life with a new travel plan. So far, it has been a pleasantly topsy-turvy ride.

Sassily Solo at Chapora Fort, Vagator Beach,Goa, India.
It was quite a hike to reach this point in Chapora Fort at Vagator Beach, Goa, India.

And why solo?

Call me ‘socially solo’! I socialize, sure; travel with companions too. But, I also believe travelling alone can bring out the most hidden secrets in a person. Initially, I started travelling alone out of curiosity and never felt like stopping.

A small church compound, housed at Cabo De Rama fort, Goa, India.
A small church compound, housed at Cabo De Rama fort, Goa, India.

Travelling has over the years enhanced my sensitivity towards pretty much everything, living and nonliving alike. Consequently, I have come to more appreciate the diversity while understanding the lives of other humans.

Children rowing to reach the other end of the Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
Locals use small boats to ply to and from the main roads near Dal Lake, Kashmir, India.

Few months earlier, I decided to challenge myself to travel alone, as inexpensively as I can, around the globe. The challenge is underway.

I am not a world-traveller yet but I am getting there…….

Reechgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India.
I had wanted to visit this part of Madhya Pradesh, India but couldn’t until a study tour came up. And I jumped at the mention of it. @Reechgarh.

I have been travelling for almost four years now and planning to continue as a ‘sassily solo traveller’ in future. After all, travelling is the only harmless addiction!

Ruins of Hampi, also called Hampi Boulders. Vitthala Temple Complex, Karnataka, India.
Ruins of Hampi, also called Hampi Boulders. Vitthala Temple Complex, Karnataka, India.

 

There are no specific places to travel to; I am bound to nowhere and yet to everywhere.

Though my travels have not been adventurous ones so far but this solo journey to permanent sabbatical is proving to be one hell of an adventure in itself. I am excited to see the thrills it holds.

 

Near Hampi river, waiting for my ride to arrive to go across the river. Hampi, Karnataka, India.
Near Hampi river, waiting for my ride to arrive to go across the river. Hampi, Karnataka, India.

 

Finally, I am here to share my experiences, exactly how they are, as a sassily solo female and also a vegetarian traveller.

In Mall Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
In Mall Road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Join me in my ‘sassily solo’ journey to understand and appreciate life better and disentangle yourself from unnecessary hassles.
Exploring the diversity with a tinge of versatility….