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

Ok, so we have chatted about this before but its always interesting to reminise about those summer flings?!?!Anyone got any interesting or funny stories?!?!
I was always partial to the old holiday romance...many moons ago when I was about 14, I was on holiday with the family and fell head over heels in love with some Spanish Lothatio called Salaba who worked at the hotel I was staying at.....came home heartbroken claiming i was completley in love and wanted to run away to Spain to marry the guy!!!!Needless to say I eventually came to my senses after crying into my pillow for months and spending all my pocket money on postage to send him letters on ridiculous floral paper!!!!
Then I met my first serious boyfriend on another holiday which all ended up in tears several months later after many trips to the lovely Scunthorpe to visit once again "the love of my life"!!!!!!Awwww young love.....ha ha!!!
However several years later whilst on holiday I met an amazing guy and we ended up being together for 4 years which proves these things can sometimes work....then again we are no longer together!!!!!!
Theres something about the whole sunshine thing that brings this on I reakon!

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

My holiday romance started in Pere Lachaise cemetary about 2 and a half years ago. I don't know about sunshine - I guess gravestones do it for me! Anyway, the distance is a challenge but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I don't get to spend Valentines with him, but a package in the mail is a close second. ;)

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

awww thats really sweet!!!!My boyfriend is going away over Valentines Day also so I am expecting a decent present or Ill be upset....looks like Ill be spending it enjoying a meal for one and I sooooooo wanted a romantic evening!!!!

4. Posted by smackerszj (Full Member 94 posts) 10y

spanish lotharios..yum

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting mikehoben

spanish lotharios..yum

You do know that 'lothario' is a man?? Since most of your posts are offensive to woman, I have to assume you don't know what that word means.

6. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

The travel thing never lasts.It is meant to disappear,"that's the nature of the beast" as I was told once...My travel,though it's not finished yet,was very long,and every place I was,I knew I was just passing there,and if ever I would come back,it would be years later.
But what happens is intense,free from lie;you know it will be over soon,and this gives a taste of last day in your life,you live it with emotion,as you would enjoy a ray of sunshine if you knew you will die tonight.

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

Hmmmm, Im not sure that I agree....I do honastly believe that people you meet whilst in another places do not always need to be purely exclusive of just a holiday. Everyone has had these whirlwind holiday romances and people seem to preach that "it will never last" and thats its only ever going to be perfect whilst you are on holiday, hence the reason they are called 'holiday romances'.....but I genuinley belief that more can come of it....for example a friend...who actually met a guy here on Travellerspoint over a year ago, then spent 3 months travelling south east asia with him, they fell totally in love, he travelled miles over the atlantic to be with her over Christmas and now shes dropping everything and shes moving here to be with him, she arrives in next month and will be living here with him permently!!! Everyone has had these sun infused flings which often just last the time you are away but sometimes things dont change so much when taken out of that holiday atmosphere. I was in a relationship with a guy for 4 years who I met whilst away and everyone said, things will change because it was just something that happened on holiday but they were totally wrong!!!I have several friends who are in long term relationships with people they met whilst on holiday or travelling and 2 of them are married now!!! So it can happen!!!

8. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

You're right it can happen.I believe in this,but in my case I am not on a holyday,I'm on an over two years travel,two years of road,without any possible contact with the ones I met,and it will take again one year at least before I begin moving back.Who waits three years without any contact?

But never ever I thought this happens because of the conditions.We are who we are,wherever,whenever.The ones who deny what hey call "holyday roomance" are people who don't believe in love,or maybe envious.

Love exists,knows no conditions,but sometimes you must accept it will be just one spoon,even if it is the best honey you've ever taste in your life...

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

eh?!?!?I think this post has totally gone off on a tangent?!?!?!?This is merely a chance to divulge any 'holiday romances', summer flings, exotic affairs, whatever you want to call them, that occur during travelling (or long term visits to places, or weekend breaks, holidays, whatever!!!!!)...whether it be crazy whirlwind romance or a nice love story?!?!Everyone has got stories, whether they be hilarious or dull!!!!
In addition to this topic I had a couple of mates who had some corker stories.....one had a marriage proposal whilst in Turkey in exchange for a visa and even brought his mum to meet her and offer her Grandmother's ring (personally I would have grabbed the ring and made a run for Ebay, but shes a sweetie and has too much of a conscience!!!!) Another friend was evicted from her hostel in the middle of the night whilst in India for having sex too noisily and disturbing other guests!!!!!

10. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

When I was in India a young Nigerian man claiming to be a professional footballer proposed to me at Goa train station after I'd spoken to him for maybe 2 minutes, just long enough to establish that I had a British Passport. When I told him about my (pretend) boyfriend he asked me to ask round all my single friends, in his words "girls who like black men". I said I'd give him a call when he's playing for Manchester United.

To humour him, I promised I'd put in a good word for him. Any shouts ladies?