WHAT SOLO TRAV­EL­LING TAUGHT US

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KWENA BALOYI, Cul­tural Am­bas­sador

“Solo trav­el­ling has re­as­sured me that home is not a place, but a feel­ing. I make a home wher­ever I go. It’s taught me to be the best ver­sion of my­self and the true mean­ing of the African adage, ‘motho ke motho ka batho!’”

PHILA TYEKANA, Ra­dio Pro­ducer

“I’d al­ways wanted to see the Taj Ma­hal. So, in 2016 I went on my first solo trip. The trip built my con­fi­dence, as it forced me to open up to oth­ers. When you’re alone, you learn to speak to your­self and to trust your gut — this came in handy each time I’d get lost.”

XOLISA MAPATWANA, Mo­bile Prod­uct Man­ager

“I love the free­dom of wak­ing up one day, de­cid­ing that this is what I want and not need­ing any­one else’s ap­proval. I love the adrenalin that comes with be­ing a stranger in an un­fa­mil­iar coun­try, and fig­ur­ing out how to get to where you need to go.”

ONDELA MLANDU, Writer and En­tre­pre­neur

“I went from be­ing an in­tro­vert to get­ting out of my com­fort zone, shar­ing new ex­pe­ri­ences with peo­ple from all walks of life and learn­ing to trust my own voice to make bet­ter de­ci­sions and en­joy self-re­flec­tion.”

DERBY MLABA, Ac­coun­tant

“I love solo trav­el­ling be­cause no one’s can­celling on you and you ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery­thing at your own pace. It’s taught me that I can do any­thing I set my mind to and that it’s pos­si­ble to have fun by my­self. It’s also helped me get out of my com­fort zone.”

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