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Hi new and a little nervous

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1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

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Hi, just stumbled across this site while browsing on info for my trip to South America. What a find! It's pretty cool to be able to chat with so many people who are part of the world wide community
I'm heading off on my own pretty soon and am very nervous as I've only ever travelled with mates. Any advice would be very much appreciated.



2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5899 posts) 12y

Hi mim, welcome to the site! The great thing about heading off on your own is that you are far more likely to meet new people, which has to be one of the great things about travelling in the first place. Don't be nervous, just make sure people back home know what you're up to and how they can get in touch with you. Let us know how you get on :)

Cheers, Peter

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Hey Mim, welcome. Being nervous is only natural, but you'll find that disappears about 30seconds after you arrive!! If it helps, i almost always travel alone, and find that you see so much more and meet so many more amazing people than when your travelling with friends. It forces to open your eyes more and speak to lcoals/other travellers instead of using the sort of "safety" of just talking to your friend on bus/train journeys/in hostels etc.

Have a fantastic trip!

4. Posted by alexfp (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y

Hi mim,

I'm from Brazil (South America), I live in Salvador Bahia. you are very wellcome, if you need some help you can talk to me, ok?

Big Hug,
Alex Pereira

5. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

Thanks guys!
I bought my ticket yesterday, as soon as I did the nerves dissapeared, I am SO EXCITED!!!,

Alex- thats really sweet of you I'm heading up to Salvador definately, after I arrive, so it would be really cool to meet up and maybe you can give me some help with my portuguese? (por favor ;))


6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

hehehe....I love reading the older posts...;)
Just makes me enjoy TP even more!