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Is a Solo traveler braver than others

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I am a newcomer to Fodors and a Solo Traveler. It would never occur to me to go to a forum for Solo Travelers for answers.

I have been hanging out on the Asia Forum because that is where I am going. Have had a lot of questions answered by travelers, who have been to the places I am going to. Some have traveled by themselves others with companions.

I did respond once to a post on the scariest moment as a Solo Traveler,
that one I stumbled across because it was listed with the posts when you log on.

As a rule I travel by myself, by choice and don't really think of myself as a Solo Traveler. Am not even sure I like that label, it has a little bit of a desperate ring to it.

On the other hand this would be a good Forum to discuss why do people think you are brave when you travel alone? I am in my 60's and about to embark on a self planned 2 months trip through SEA.

My fingers and toes are not sufficient to count the amount of people who have told me that I am so brave. I don't think I am particularly brave, traveling by myself doesn't disturb my comfort zone. At least not yet.
We'll see how I feel in China?

However one of the women who couldn't stop talking about my bravery has completely gutted and restored an old house by herself. That to me is brave.

It is not in my comfort zone to saw, hammer and paint.

Is bravery going outside your comfort zone?

What are the things you consider brave?

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