I actually had apprehensions at first. It’s difficult to be solo this time as there are a lot of factors to be considered. I knew nothing about Baguio, or Sagada or La Union maybe. Weather is so much unpredictable as it could be sunny now but will pour too much rain a few minutes. And that could be scary sometimes considering that the road we’re gonna pass by is considered one of the most dangerous roads in the Philippines. But then I had so many things going through my mind that even a single cowardice never hit me. So yeah, push na this!
Then I just knew I am the only solo joiner in the trip. Yes, I actually purchased a package tour for my own sake. I was not able to do my research and it would be a waste of time going from one bus to another so the best option is to avail a package.(for my Banaue-Sagada-Baguio trip only) It’s scary at first. Mainly because I need to deal with some strangers during the trip. I am not fond of speaking their language as well and again I AM THE ONLY SOLO JOINER IN THE TRIP!
But then I never knew this would be so much memorable to me. Not because, I went to these famous tourist spots, or because I had quite a lot of great pictures. But because doing solo this time made me realize a lot of things and I discovered some parts of me I never knew existed. I was too preoccupied at work and some responsibilities at home that I never thought I needed much ME time.
A lot of things has happened during my trip. That entails my almost amazing race from airport to the bus terminal. Then the jaw dropping view yet scary road of Banaue and Sagada. Plus sleeping in a boy’s dormitory because of the spooky hostel at Baguio. And of course I survived speaking the language I am not so fond in using and then interacting with some stranger company turned to friends.
There has been a lot of mishaps in between the trip which I could no longer note each. But one thing is for sure. I conquered, I learned and definitely enjoyed my solitude. Yes I was alone, but I never felt loneliness within me.