Is Bali a safe choice for the first time traveller ?
January 6, 2014 5:44 PM Subscribe
I am a 27 year old female and I want to take an international trip in March. I have never travelled solo and haven't been outside the US in years. I would love to go to Bali but I'm wondering if I might be biting off more than I can chew.
posted by pintapicasso to Travel & Transportation (24 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
- I am very self-reliant in general. I live alone and take pride in figuring out stuff by myself. I am very comfortable (excited) at the prospect of 2 or 3 weeks by myself.
- That said, I have little experience with travel and pretty much zilch when it comes to international travel. I am not an airhead but I can't wrap my head around some of the issues I can foresee. For example - if I fly into the airport at 3:40 am how do I get anywhere ? And if I fly from boston to Tokyo to Taipei city, how does it work in the airport - do I have to figure out a million lines at each stop because I'm leaving one country and entering another? And once I'm on the ground - what do I actually do with my stuff when I am out and about ? leave it in my homestay?
I realize that these are silly questions. I really want to go to Bali but I would be so happy to go to many places. Do you think the hassle of the learning curve of a first time traveller makes it worth it to go someplace a little safer and milder, like Ireland, before attempting Bali? (I would be psyched to go to Ireland too!)
Thanks very much. The reason why I haven't travelled yet and I'm so late into my 20s is because I have been suffering from depression but in the last year have made big strides. I have wanted to travel for so long. I'm finally feeling better to the point where excitement of a trip is overtaking fear of the unknown, so this is really pushing myself.