When you are traveling alone a problem that you can easily encounter is that you are not used to eating alone, which can be improved through learning and adaptation, and here are some ideas to help you overcome the problem of being not used to eating alone. So that eating amazing food on your own will become one of the best experiences of your trip.
1. Don’t feel embarrassed
Traveling and eating alone is becoming more and more common. In the past, it was weird to eat alone, but now many people eat alone at night in restaurants, so don’t be embarrassed and weird if you are doing it.
2. Book your table as early as possible
To ensure that you have a table when you arrive at the restaurant, booking in advance can save you unnecessary hassle so you can arrive at the restaurant at the scheduled time and take a quick seat. Waiting in line for hours is very difficult, if you go to the bathroom while you wait, the seat you booked may be taken by another person.
3. Use cheap clothing to keep your seat
When you are eating alone, there is the possibility that you didn’t finish your food but wants to go to the bathroom or get your order. You can put a jacket on the table just to ensure the servants and other people to know that you haven’t finished your food yet and that you want to keep that seat. Putting a cheaper clothing item is way better, because if it is robbed, then you’ll be very sad about it.
4. Enjoy loneliness
When someone is eating alone, he or she will normally feel sad and nervous, that’s why forgetting that you are lonely is also a pleasure. Use this opportunity wisely to relax, enjoying the gastronomy of other countries. Taste the cuisine carefully, don’t think about other things, let your mouth taste all different flavors.
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5. Meet new people
If this is your first cup of tea, and you still feel lonely, then choose a restaurant that has another person to talk to. Bars and similar restaurants is a good choice, you may even meet some interesting people in the bar, or maybe even find something you can actually talk to through the trip.
6. Do something to distract you
The worst thing of eating alone is that you may have to wait in long lines, this will make you more nervous and embarrassed about eating alone. To avoid this from happening, bring a book, look at your phone or play games, these are all great methods to distract you.
Eating alone is a situation that you will encounter when you are traveling solo outside of your country, if you love to be with a lot of friends and loves that talkative ambient, then getting used to eating alone will take time. Don’t think that eating alone is a bad thing, the most important thing you should ask to a restaurant is what are they serving.