How many of ya'll have experienced spur of the moment, misty-eyed, romance while away somewhere on the globe? I've always wanted to meet a special someone while vacationing and be swept away onto cloud 9....but it hasn't happened yet...Some real life stories would be nice 8)
I did once. I was in Nashville. I had a blast but always kind of regretted not telling him until the day before I left. You can't hold back when you know you've got a time limit. There were a lot of factors. I was 17, just out of hs, somewhat "inexperienced", and was never quite sure he was even interested. Still, it was one of the happiest times of my life, and I'll never forget it. He taught me a lot about myself. Taught me alot about living life for me and no one else. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Sometimes I still search crowds looking for him. It helps keep my spirit alive. Spontenaety is one of the best things in life.
I unfortunately never had a romance while travelling (boo hoo ) although there was this one Australian cutie that I met during Mardi Gras. Not much happened other than a few kisses but it was cute (or shall I say HE was cute!).
However, I do know two people who have found romance abroad. My sister met a guy while in Cuba last year and they kept in touch very briefly after having returned. One of my friends has met two guys while vacationing (one in Florida, the other in Australia). They both spoke about their romances and got me all pumped up to meet someone abroad. Things just seem even better when you're on vacation so you can imagine how a little romance would be like!
Btw, I passed by Nashville recently (with the two mentionned above) and we found the men in Nashville to be good looking and very gentleman-like. We decided to call men of this nature "Nashville grade" men. You are a lucky one Jenn!
Well, I met someone last year in France, although it didn't lead to a romance, persay I only know one person who met a nice boy while travelling, and it was when they were studying on an exchange in Italy. Their relationship didn't last long, but she still keeps in contact with him and its been over a year.
Met somebody in Munich at the train station when I was 14. The train we'd both been on (seperately, in different carriages) had been heavily delayed by an avalanche or some such in Austria. We got to Munich about 2.30am, long after my connection had left, and to a virtually deserted and closing station, and me not knowing anybody within maybe a 1000km radius.
I was trying to talk to the guy in the information window to sort out the next option (i was trying to get to Hoek v Holland) and change my ticket. Unfortunately, my German wasn't great and he was the only German who spoke not a word of English i've ever met , who was also annoyed at still being there several hours after he was supposed to have finished and really couldn't be arsked to deal with this foreign kid in front of him.
She was behind me in the queue, overheard us and came up partly to translate, and partly because she was Dutch and trying to make the same journey. After that, they closed the station and kicked us out into the Munich night time.
We got engaged 4 years later
Oh wow! Sorry to be sappy, but that was the cutest story ever! What a cool way to meet the person you will marry! If only we could all have such nice stories. Congrats on the engagement (however long ago it was!).
That is a sweet story gelli... It could be a movie
On my current trip I met a guy who after knowing me for a night seriously wanted to marry me... However he drives me crazy (in a bad way) so I don´t think a marriage is in our future!!
I'm kind of on the other side of the story... My current boyfriend Arjan is Dutch and was in Ireland for a few months on a working holiday, we met back in Oct 2002, he was supposed to leave soon after, but hey its nearly 2 years later, we're living together and still going strong......
Gawd, never occured to me that the sappy romantics would come out of the woodwork there. Doh! Leah - afraid i could never do a film of it, but feel free to use the idea (and send me a cut of any profits )
Travelover - cheers for the congrats. Unfortunately however, there is no "...and they lived happily ever after" to the story. I'm not going to go into any details, but tragically, sod and murphy worked overtime to ensure that would never happen
Life goes on