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Travelling solo as a black woman is still a topic that raises eyebrows. Is it safe? Lonely? What about racism? All question I have asked before I took my first solo trip and they often stemmed from misconceptions I had. For black women, the fear of sticking out, being fetishised or being racially abused makes travelling solo a very daunting thought. Growing up, we’re taught that the world is dangerous, especially…

Welcome to final post in the 3 day popping my solo cherry series in Thessaloniki! I hope you’ve enjoyed the first two days as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them and if you’ve missed them please go catch up here: Day One and Day Two! Day THREE: I decided I wanted to go to the beach before I even came, by hook or by crook; my feet were going to touch…

Welcome to Day 2 of popping my solo cherry in Thessaloniki! Before you go any further, make sure you’ve caught up on Day 1! I spent the day seeing some landmark sites and exploring Ano Poli or “Upper Town”, the oldest part of town. In its hilly windy charming roads lies the city’s soul, echoing the same contradictions as the city below. Quiet and lively, youthful and traditional, all seamlessly intertwined.…

So, you’re planning a trip to a new city, tickets booked and your friend drops out at the last minute! Your heart drops to your bum at the thought of going alone but you decide to brave it anyway. Whatever the reason is that you’re considering solo travel, YAY YOU! You can’t waste that ticket money and you need a break from work. Or you’re just tired of waiting on friends…

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