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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I've replied to this one before, too - but can't find it for the life of me. So, the edited version...

I went to Paris on my own in 2003 - first solo trip, and I loved it. One morning I decided it was time to visit Pere-Lachaise cemetery, and wandered around there for about an hour before trying to track down Oscar Wilde's gravestone. As I was walking down the row, someone in a blue-and-white striped shirt (all he needed was a baguette and a beret) stopped to ask me if I knew where to find Oscar Wilde's tomb.

I thought he was French, and he thought I was French, until he told me he was from Belfast and we switched to English and I don't remember seeing a single thing in the cemetery after that. We met up for a few afternoons, and a few drinks, and then he went home and I continued with my solo trip - which was still amazing, but now a little sad, too.

Then he came to Montreal in April, and I went to Ireland in June, and now he's here teaching English about an hour away and he comes up every weekend.

And the moral of the story is: you usually find love when you're not looking. Cue credits and violin music! But seriously, it's been an amazing, amazing time.

12. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

You guys are too much where are my Kleenex...

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

i'm being a sheep and following the crowd ( copying and pasting from previous thread ) ;)

i'm on the other side of the coin, my now Dutch boyfriend was on a working holiday in Ireland when I met him, he was originally planning a fleeting trip to earn money and go travelling back to Asia, well its two years later, he's still here and we're living together, managed to go to Egypt for a month and not kill each planning on going to South America....

14. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 11y

In my first solo trip a met many interesting people, but one was too much special to still remind him , we met during a long trekking, he was with other three friends but he spent most of the four-day staying with me taking care me, we had a really nice time together, for my birthday he prepared me a nice cake with a lots of pancakes, we were in the middle of nothing the closest store was a three-day walking…after that we shared few days together…then each one came back home, we still keep in touch but I don’t know if we will meet again...
After that I’ve traveled so much but I decided not to have any other romance

15. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

(Me? I ended up with a stalker, nothing as romantic as you lot...)

Actually, i have a couple of stalkers as well (travel and otehr accumumlated), but i've no plans to add any of them to the list of great travel romances....

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

Quoting samsara2

You're being very reticent Wocca...

Discretion is the better part of valour

17. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Met someone in Japan, he's an Aussie. Not much of a fling, since I wasn't staying there long, but we're keeping in contact. It's so difficult making our schedules coincide so that we can meet up. :(

18. Posted by me.da (Full Member 96 posts) 11y

Aah. Now see I've been doing it the wrong way around. For me its

romances (disastrous/unwanted) that lead to travel: arrive in

town - meet nice boy - get commitmentphobic - run a mile

19. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Quoting samsara2

You're being very reticent Wocca...

Discretion is the better part of valour

Wocca, then you are a rarity among the male sex (in my opinion)

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