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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

A few unwritten rules of travel seem to become clear when you are on the road. My first rule is:

1. How quickly you forget the last place you were in.

(Ever been somewhere that you think is wonderful, and you just don't want to say goodbye?... But as soon as you step on a bus, train, or whatever; something else happens that makes you forget the last place instantaneously)

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I went on a bus tour of Europe when I was 21.

Even though these sort of tours are looked down upon by those carrying a backpack, you get to see a lot of places and things in a short period of time, and so are suitable when you have taken annual leave from your job.

Anyway, I had a wonderful time in each city we visited, but had an even better time in the next place we ventured into. It was like a smorgasboard of great times, great sites, and great people.

I only looked back on the previous places we'd visited when I got back to work.

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

As soon as I posted this thread, I noticed the word "TRAVEL" in its title, and realised it should have been in the TP "General Talk" rather than the "Off Talk" Category.

Another travel rule of mine is:

"If you don't make the effort to go to a particular place, when it is relatively close by ... then you never get there"

This one dawned on me after I left the United Kingdom, and was flying over Greenland. I remembered then that I would have liked to have visited Ireland. Too late

Next stop was Los Angeles

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

One of mine is also never plan the whole day. It'll never end up like you wanted it to and adventures you didn't plan on are the ones you will end up as the fondest memories.

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

That makes sense to me, Angela

6. Posted by orienteyec (Full Member 84 posts) 11y

for women, don't try to ask any man to stay, unless he is truely special. Don't let any of his word or act to hurt you, because you still have a long way to go.

for men, Confucius says:" if there is something you don't want, don't force it to others." please do remember this.

7. Posted by xs.if (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

Wocca would would you suggest was the best way of not forgetting the last place you were in...

i can see where you are coming from, at the end of the day you are travelling hence would be difficult to have sentimental values about every country you step into i guess...

8. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

general rules -

- try not to influence or be influenced by others, everyone is allowed have an opinion, diversity is the spice of life

- try not to compare places, everywhere has an individual charm you just have to find it,

- don't make plans that are stuck to specific times, the best places are normally the ones you hear about in passing and end up by accident

- you never say goodbye to a place, you never know when you may come back...

9. Posted by acetravels (Full Member 181 posts) 11y

..raven,,,have u considered writing a book on quotes...i cud only marvel at ur phrases...and i ditto what u have to say...

10. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

i'm not very good at writing though I do love it... I think it would take me years to write a book or anything really, I'm easily distracted and can be more forgetful then someone 4 times my age....