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1. Posted by goanywhere (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey, I've got a question for people out there.

So I was going to travel to london on march 2nd for two days followed by 6 days in Madrid. The reason for this being visiting my gf who is studying abroad. But recently she broke up with me via email which in return has made me lose my taste for euro travel, since I lost my travel companion and this would be my first time in the UK/Madrid. So... I either need to go anyway or take the loss of about 400 bucks in switching flights to return home over my spring break or get up the guts to just go anyway. What would people recommend? Anyone out there looking for a travel parter? I am just your normal 21 year old college guy from Minneapolis... But I'm just trying to look at my options. Thanks

2. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You'll meet tons of people in London and Madrid over spring break. There'll be no shortage of opportunities so go for it. This is especially a great time of year to be in Spain due to the many festivals that will be happening. The idea of staying in a hostel is to meet other travelers.

3. Posted by davidx (Respected Member 34 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I understand the heart has gone out of your proposed trip. However, the last message is right and you would do better to think positively and enjoy a holiday than lose all that money and go home to be miserable.

I have travelled for a long time with my wife but it was not until I was nearly 60 that I started trvelling alone as well - and at times with a friend [without inverted commas.] I frequently wish I had started earlier as well as going with Pam. Each type of holiday has its own specific advantages. So, even if you don't find a suitable travel partner, plan to go alone. The advantage of this is that you can do exactly what you want without having to consider anybody else. There are disadvantages that are obvious - but you can end up feeling immensely cheered. Try to think of things you would love to do that you would not have done with your fiancée.

Even if you don't fancy so long in Madrid on your own, Toledo, Segovia and Ávila are all within day-trip range - and all well worth seeing - my priority order being that in which I've placed them.


4. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Sorry to hear about your gf! I've also had a gf broke up with me via email it's such a silly way to do it so I know how you feel there!

However, brushing that aside - my opinion is GO! Hell, even extend the trip if you can cus that's a pretty short time considering the distance you're flying :).

I think the best thing you can do is pick yourself up and take the opportunity to do some things you enjoy yourself, and meet some like-minded friends along the way. Although that being said, you might want to ask yourself if you would prefer any other destinations now that you don't have to compromise for anyone!


5. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

watch Before Sunrise, youl be inspired to go

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I had a girlfriend, that broke up with me when see came back from Ireland. And up till now I don't really have a desire to go to Ireland. (maybe also because it's not my kind of country, to be honest)

London and Madrid are good places to go, and like someone already said: in Madrid there is enough to do to keep you occupied. Toledo and Segovia are must see, as daytrips, and will give you a taste of the real Spain. (but I am baised as it comes to Madrid, as I love the city, and in fact, I am flying back friday for a short visit)

7. Posted by HUSSMAN198 (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Mate that is a blessing in disguise... GO take advantage you'll never forget it...

8. Posted by goanywhere (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey Thanks, I am fairly certain I am just going to go anyways! Looking forward to it!

9. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

You must absolutely go on your trip anyway! Sorry to hear about your break up, but traveling can be therapeutic and so much fun.

London and Madrid are great destinations.