Prologue The events of my solo trip to Laos took place in 2015. However, it played an important role in my life and self-growth. I learned a lot from this trip, mainly about myself, my weaknesses, my way of thinking, and more importantly about other cultures and their different ways of thinking and also their tradition. I believe, this is indeed an enriching experience and everyone should at least perform a solo trip at some point in their life.