Sarah Pollok shares her reflections on an extroverted traveller's solo trip.

Let me start by saying, I love people. I love talking to people, listening to people, spending mornings and evenings and all the time in between with people. Even solitude is better with company. And yet after a month of roaming Europe with no one but myself, I learnt a little secret: solo travel will teach you things no other kind can.

How to be (really) independent

Consider yourself an independent person? Try spending three days in a Czechoslovakian city without possessing a word of the tongue-twisting dialect, a