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Travelling to Europe in the summer on my own!

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1. Posted by Ley (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hey i'm thinking of travelling around Europe in the summer on my own as no-one to go with. Any one had any experience of going it alone, and how easy is it to meet other travellers, cause i'd rather be with people!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

I've often travelled alone, and never had any problems meeting other people. It's easier than when you're travelling with someone, I'd say.

If you want to meet locals, you may want to consider using a hospitality exchange service. Be cautious in selecting your hosts, though, and plan well in advance.

3. Posted by Jimix (Inactive 15 posts) 7y

Go for it mate. I travelled alone last year in Europe for about 3 months and got bored of meeting so many people!

You'll have no trouble at all.

4. Posted by leesm99 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

When & which country are u going to ? I'm going to Austria & Czech 15th to 30th May 2009

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

As safe as anywhere. There are good and bad in every town on the planet. Just don't be wandering round back streets late at night if there aren't too many people about. That's the only advice you need really, apart from falling asleep on a train with your money and passport on display!! Some people do it.

6. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Have a look at the Couchsurfing organization It was originally setup to offer travellers somewhere to sleep free of charge (on a couch), but there are also members willing to show you around too. Their FAQ page explains how it all works.

7. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

You may wish to look up on Google or yahoo! vaggablogging.net, then search for couchsurfing nightmares - before taking on board couchsurfing. There are some rael horror stories posted on it. It sounds quite ghastly. Pay a bit more and get a safe bed - take advice from those with experience.

8. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

You may wish to look up on Google or yahoo! vaggablogging.net, then search for couchsurfing nightmares - before taking on board couchsurfing. There are some rael horror stories posted on it. It sounds quite ghastly. Pay a bit more and get a safe bed - take advice from those with experience.

No domain name called vaggablogging. Eh...uhum...what was that criticism you were firing in my direction about posting innaccurate information?

Incidentally, which post are you referring to because I always check my resources first...unlike yourself.

9. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

www.vagablogging.net

10. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

www.vagablogging.net

Yes I know. He may have a point, but if there are any complaints about an individual, then their data is promptly removed from the site. So there are safeguards.

Also, you can restrict yourself to staying with people who have good references i.e. other travellers who have resided with them already.

So it's not all doom and gloom. ;)