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11. Posted by grnmtnboy (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

Hi-

if not having someone travel with you is going to keep you from traveling by all means take someone with you. personally i took my first big abroad trip with my little sister (people are astounded by this fact) but it forced me step up to the plate when wer were having troubles because i couldnt come home and let her tell my family that she had to do everything

12. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Travelliing with someone who is compatible with you is great....if they are like-minded travellers and don't mind of the two of you split up for a while to do your own thing. As much as I loved my last big trip, I wanted to break away from the two people I was with for a day or so to do my own thing, and one of my friends got really upset and refused to talk to me for a few hours. It was wonderful. I landed up sticking with them because she made me feel guilty, which in hindsight I shouldn't have.

This next trip (Paris end of April...yeeehaaa! ) should prove to be better. I had a long talk with the friend I'm going with this time before we booked so we could figure out if we had the same ideas and if we were cool with splitting up for a day if need be, and all is well. We'll find out for sure on the trip ;)

As for travelling alone, it's cool because you can meet new people and experience the things you want to experience. I'm the type of person that needs to talk, so even if I'm travelling alone, I'll find someone to hang out with.

Cheers,
Katie ;)

13. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 11y

Hey guys!Ive kinda been forced to come to a conclusion about this one!After 7 months of planning my friend backed out on me last week for our big trip to S.E Asia. Im going on a round the world trip and she was just coming to meet me in Bangkok so I had to change all my plans to suit her,in the end she broke the news to me 6 weeks before im due to leave that shes not coming, alongside a hefty string of excuses!So the moral of the story is that people can turn out to be unreliable and you can only truly trust youself!In the end Im not going to let it change my plans so Im going it alone and luckily Ive met a few friendly people on here who have offered great advice, good ideas and who ive arranged to meet up with!So at least I can do it all my own way!

14. Posted by klynch (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y

Good for you twinkle, have a blast!

15. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 11y

cheers!So excited!

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