It wasn’t until three or so years ago that I started traveling solo. I didn’t necessarily want to, but the wanderlust was so deep in my blood, and travel buddies were not in abundance. I cautiously took the plunge and traveled solo for the first time, but made sure it was in a place I felt safe and comfortable- Belgium.
I was laying on the hotel bed one night after a particularly long day of wandering, and was going over my pictures on my phone. Like on every trip I go on, I take lots of pictures. I swiped through photo after photo- and a pattern appeared. It seemed that traveling solo presented an interesting issue. In the age of Selfies, I was taking way too many. I found myself with only two types of photos- either I had a picture of what I was looking at, or a selfie with what I was seeing. Quite frankly, it was boring and monotonous.
Being an adventurer, and having so much pride in being different than everyone else, I had to figure out another way.
Weird selfies. I like to think my new trend makes my pictures that much more interesting.