I had experience when I traveled solo and with a friend. for the first my backpacking when I was 21 years old. during holiday I did what have planed. I started from Singapore – Kuala Lumpur – Hatyai – Phuket – Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Luang Prabang – Vangvieng – Hanoi – Hue – DaNang – Kuala Lumpur – Singapore – Jakarta. that was incredible experience for me. I have been different when I finished.
the third, I experienced backpacked to India for one month. I had new friend and we know from facebook, he promised will follow my plan, and we were success.
but, you know I felt strange, I dont know what, I couldnt explained. or my destination is India, or probably I went with a friend.
ok I can try to explained what different both of solo or with friend.
1. I was free, I can do something what I want in the city.
2. I can eat or not no problem.
3. I can sleep everywhere, I mean I dont need ask how good is place.
4. I know what I want, maybe I want walk, cheap acomodations, cheap foods.
5. I can visit what I want to visit.
6. I can improve my self, talk with english, find some friends, talk with local people.
7. I can be confident and brave
8. I want be indpendent
9. I am used to lonely
10. I can learn about my life, parents, and others who in my life.
With friends :
1. I divide my thought
2. sometime I couldnt hang out with new friend
3. I should thought her/him
4. we are used to speak nation languange
5. sometime we were not uncomportable with my/his/her carachter
6. become a leader
7. I thought him/her, but what he thought me
8. I should be more tolerate him/her
9. sometime like expense, heart expence
10. he/she always asked me to taken picture
ya you can add more to these list. but how lonely I am when solo travelling, that was better. I felt more improve. or we can chose travelmate as same as independent, not only follow your planed.