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1. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 10y

Has anyone taken a guitar travelling with them anywhere? We are planning on travelling south east asia for 2 monhts and my boyfriend would really like to take his, but we are just wondering how impractical it would be.

Cheers :)

2. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

I didnt bring mine with me to Asia, but i bought a guitar while i was in Australia and then took it with me to South America, and to be honest, it wasnt a pain in the arse at all. So long as you have a case.
I travelled to SA on my own, and it was a great companion. That aside, so many people can play guitar, so few take one with them, it is always easy to get a session going in a hostel when you pull it out. You just take it out, sit back, and let it be passed around while you roll the spliffs...
Id say take it !!

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 10y

Thanks for the positive advice :)

4. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Yeah I say take it!Its always fun when your sitting having a beer on a balcony over looking some beautiful beach somewhere!It always creates a great atmosphere and a guitar seems to magnetise people so you can end up with quite a cool gathering!!!Just dont do what these boys did....I was on a lengthly overnight journey from Bangkok to Samui and this big group of about 10 lads got on in their football shirts and a case of beer....as soon as the lights were off they procededed to whip out football chats and a karaoke rendition of almost every song going!It was a nightmare!But yeah I say take it and let the good times roll.....

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 10y

Thanks Twinkle, I think we're going to take it - like you say, it will be a a great way to get a few people together and will be fun to have a jam on the beach :)