For example, over the last few days I have been relaxing in Leon again. I have met some really great people who have stuck around for a few days with me here. We all heard of a festival going on in Masaya called "Los Aguizotes". Up until this point in my travels, with the exception of one time, I have just made decisions in the moment. So if I felt like doing something, then I did it. When it comes to planning where to stay I have just always asked people for recommendations before I take off and then I ask around in the new place once I get there. However, because there were so many people here interested in the festival, as well as other friends that I had met on my travels, I spent almost two whole days trying to find hostels online, sending requests for reservations, sending messages to friends only to tell them something entirely different a moment later.
By the time that I had finalized some plans, a hostel sent me a message online and told me that the festival had occurred last weekend...I inquired around and surely but slowly I found out that the locals of Masaya do not like to associate their festival with Halloween, so they moved their celebration ahead one week. The end result was a loss of almost two days to planning. Now don't get me wrong, I was still experiencing some great things and was happy to try and plan a few days with new friends, but it was EXTREMELY mentally taxing. I raised my hopes up well above where I should have and it lead to a disappointing end.
Solo travel alleviates some of this mental tax, and when you're packing your life into a bag daily to go to a foreign place and experiencing things you have never done before, trust me the less you have to think, the better!
P.S. I am getting back on the road again so hopefully I will have some new places to take pictures and make some videos. Stay tuned!