I feel really proud of myself. I'm studying abroad and went to Brussels last weekend by myself. I stayed in a hostel with five strangers and walked around the city by myself. The metro was really easy because it has only four lines, which is nothing in comparison to the Paris metro. The only time I was really anxious was when I was first boarding the train to get there because I was near the trains that were the grandes lignes and not the regional trains. I'll upload some pics later. :yes I'm still an extremely shy loner.