The Incredible Experience of Solo Travel


My name is Mathura and I am an International Business Student. This year, I embarked on a journey of a lifetime that has moulded me into the individual I am today and has unveiled my passion for photography. Solo travel has led me to many opportunities, including being featured on Google. I plan on maximizing my personal growth and am currently looking into pursuing a field study in Las Nubes, Costa Rica. I hope my experiences will inspire anyone on the verge of pursuing experiential learning to take their first leap!


Today, I have a favour to ask you. I’m currently participating in the York U photo contest! As the only Tamil in the contest, I need as much support as I can get in order to win. Everyone can vote once a day, everyday until Nov 19th. It would mean so much if you could help me out by clicking here or the picture below to vote.


One word to describe the past 6 months? Here are a few: Exotic. Unbelievable. Breathtaking. Passionate. Fearless. Although it all flew by in the blink of an eye, #schulichexchange taught me that I can conquer the impossible. From taking my first ever flight alone to the other end of the world and to meeting and making more friends across the globe than I've ever made in Toronto, I've never laughed, cried or loved this much. I've got passport stamps from 10 different countries that were on my bucket list and expanded the list to thrice it's original size. I've tried the most amazing cuisines and endured food poisoning at a whole new level (still worth it). I've met the most genuine individuals at the local level and learnt that prioritizing mainstream tourist attractions are quite literally a waste of travel money. I've been inspired by strong women I had encountered on my journey and humbled by strong humans that make the world go round. I've switched career goals and started to value the path less travelled on (not literally). I've travelled alone to remote locations in the South Pacific, road tripped New Zealand with my best friend and experienced rich Asian cultures with my family. The opportunities were endless and, as a result, I can't seem to recognize the person I've become- here's proof falling from 164 ft into the sky. #gopro #gorpothailand #goproanz #goprohero5
#hero5session #travel #adventure #solotravel #travelgram #travelphotography #bungyjump #bungeejumping #isitbungyorbungee¿ #locals #globaldegree #cosmopolitan #nomad #southpacific #oceania #australia #newzealand #fiji #asia #europe #humansoftheworld #strongwomen #stronghumans #whatawonderfulworld

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Mathura K

Mathura K

My name is Mathura and I am an International Business student. If you ask me to describe myself in one word, I would say: Cosmopolitan: one who is “familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures."

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