Too old is the worst possible excuse for not going!
DO go, have a wonderful time; you'll find there's loads of other solo travellers your age out there (or at least, in South America but I guess that's a mundial thing). Moreover, a large portion of the people travelling REALLY doesn't care about their travel buddys' age, as long as they are interesting company.
OF COURSE, you are not old. Besides, you feel young at heart, and that is by far the most important. This is normal, "escaping" after a bad experience. We all do that, and I guess it is not an age matter.
I once had a bad experience, I just wanted to go away and have new experiencies. I moved to France, I was only 23, but I think that if I need it to, if my heart does tell me is the good thing to do, I would "escape" (it is not escaping, is more adpating to your new situation) whenever I feel I have to do it.
Good for you!!!!! Really, you should feel very proud of you... Do whatever you like at the moment you feel like it!!!!!
Good luck Baluba!!!!
Travelling at your tender age!!!
Mad if you don't.
Go for broke and ENJOY!!!!
Don't forget to post lots of pics on your profile.
no person is EVER too old to travel!!
I overheard a conversation about a 65-year old man who was biking his way across Europe on vacation. The only thing he was afraid of was riding through the lightless tunnels around Italy! I think age is a just a mindset. If you think you're old, you are. But if you don't...
Don't be daft!
I've met a good chunk of people who are old enough to be your parents (and in more than one case, grandparents) when travelling, and I have to say that they tend to be amongst the most interesting people you come across.
Go fot it and enjoy.
No, no doubts, just filled with excitement and anticipation!
Thanks to you all!
If you're doubting yourself physically, then there's no need to worry. Each year in Japan, many 70 year old men and women make the climb of mount fuji... no rock climbing involved but 8 hours of walking up and down that sucker. And they do it without so much as blinking. You're never too old.
Listen, I started to travel with my mum when she was 50. She had not travelled since 15 years. Now, she's even planning longer trips, further away.... She learned a lot during these holidays; ex: She never held a map in her hands (she and dad both can't drive), now she can guide me as the best! While I'm driving, she tells me about the history of the place/country. So we each learn from each others experiences. The same for you. Can you imagine how many things you've got to tell to your compaignons? And you know, when we were travelling with a group, the people of my generation or younger asked frequently my mum to join them.... you see? All ages are appreciated!
Have a nice and well earned trip in Africa!! (I was planning the same itinerary but had to postpone it.... )