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Traveling Solo

It was not long ago when I decided to go on a solo trip. Not that I do not want a companion or friends with me on a trip but it bring something fulfilling when you travel alone. Traveling solo especially a woman like me is quite dangerous so I must be very careful on what places I should go to. One must do a lot of research and everything about the place.

I would like to be with my friends, family or someone special (if there’s any) when on a trip, but somehow you need a space and a moment of solitude alone once in a while, but it doesn’t mean that you will not make friends when you meet one. I would love to have many friends of course! Meeting people is one of the greatest thing that could happen when you are traveling. You get to know their culture, share each others experiences, learning a new language, share a good laugh over a cup of coffee/beer/wine/cocktail drinks or delicious food perhaps. And by the next day, you will notice that you are not traveling alone anymore. 😉

Day 1 – With no concrete plans for this trip, I arrived in Singapore around midnight and was waiting for my next flight to Kuala Lumpur. Since i was only going to wait for 6 hours before going to KL, i decided to stay at the airport and catch more sleep though i know it is hard to sleep while nobody is going to mind for your things. And when you are not doing anything in one place, the more likely you will play many things on your mind. So to avoid those mind playing games, i finished the Barfi movie (an Indian movie) which is so cute and lovely. Read a book and listen to music on mp3 (but it was not done simultaneously, okay?! 🙂 )


Boarding time and the plane took off at exactly 6:25AM. Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is just an hour away so i caught some sleep and just before i snore, plane landed safely at LCCT airport. Still, no concrete plans for the day.

Just before 9:30am i reached Irsia bed and breakfast guesthouse.


The guesthouse is almost 3 years old situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. I stayed there for 3 times already and I feel comfortable staying at Irsia Guesthouse because of its homey atmosphere and lovely staff. It is strategically located along Berjaya Times Square in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur and so easy to reach the tourist areas by foot or by monorail.

Travel Info:
For budget travelers, book ahead a ticket to a place you want to go. In Philippines, air tickets from Cebu Pacific, Air Asia and Tiger Airways are always on sale.

For accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, stay at Irsia Guesthouse. You can book it directly on their facebook account ( or in various hostel bookings on web. You can try, or


4 comments on “Traveling Solo

  1. Irsia BnB
    May 2, 2013

    ha ha ha ha ha………….thanks a lot Aya !!!!! you’re always welcome in Irsia and as you know is a place where always happens something including magic ones…..

  2. itchyfeet1
    May 3, 2013

    Have a magical moment! 🙂

  3. thomasmolineaux
    May 19, 2013

    Glad you are receiving the joys of solo travel :)When I travelled solo, I especially appreciated couples who open up to you, because it’s very easy for a couple to stay in their little bubble.

  4. itchyfeet1
    June 15, 2013

    Yes, you are right. Sometimes an exchange of conversation means a lot afterwards.

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