Traveling alone can be a rewarding and life-changing experience. I mean, look how well it worked out for Julia Roberts' character in Eat, Pray, Love! She got to eat, pray AND bang Javier Bardem. But adventuring far away from your home and comfort zone without a travel buddy can also be a challenging, and sometimes even dangerous experience. So if you're going to set out on your own Eat, Pray, Love journey, just remember to take precautions and be as safe as you can.
Someone asked solo travelers of Reddit: "what is your creepiest travel story?"
1.) From nebbulae:
In argentine patagonia, almost got hunted by a puma.
It was dusk and I was overlooking the lake when I heard rustling behind me in the tree line. I kept staring for a while before I saw it and thank god I didn't make a run for it as it would've been my initial reaction. Instead I started yelling and cursing and throwing rocks at it as I had been told to do by the locals, and it left me alone.