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20 days too long ?

Postby angelabresl;in » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:27 am

Hi,

Im a single traveller trying to decide on a trip...the Roam Cambodia ( Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam) is ticking a lot of the boxes for me....but Im a bit scared !!

is it a long time to be a single traveller, what if I dont like anyone or someone on the trip or they dont like me :shock:
would a shorter trip be better do am I worrying for nothing ?

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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby sinecure » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:44 am

You are worrying about nothing. Meeting your new friends is half the fun.
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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby jimshu » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:36 pm

what if I dont like anyone or someone on the trip or they dont like me

Just be yourself ,genuine and caring and you'll become part of the team easily.Look upon meeting up with strangers as an opportunity, another plus of your travels.You may meet very interesting fellow travellers and make lifetime friends.You'll have lots of things in common.
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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:58 pm

I echo sinecure and jimshu. Meeting the people along the way is half the fun. Sure, there will probably be 1 or 2 people that grate on you after 2 weeks on the road -- and you'll only remember the fun you had 2 months after you get home.

If you're going to dwell on "what if someone doesn't like me" then you may as well just box yourself up in a hermetically sealed cube at home and just watch the Travel Channel instead of going out and experiencing it all. Take a book or two for the trip so you have something to do in those off moments that you just want to be alone -- but don't take so much that you cloister yourself off from the group.
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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby IncaTrail50 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:43 pm

Sometimes I dislike myself along the way, and sometimes my husband - but I always get over it!! :lol:

Yup, the people you meet are a big part of the fun. The group dynamics usually merge and swirl as the trip goes along. Free time involves different members of the group each day. I find when I ask others about their prior trips I find wonderful experiences that I have to add to my list - places I've never imagined to be so interesting. Or jobs I hadn't heard of - or festivals that require further investigation. I really should have started travelling and coveting other people's travel a whole lot earlier in my life. I'm running out of time!
Enjoy - and let us know how it went when you return. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.
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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby voidczech » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:48 pm

is it a long time to be a single traveller, what if I dont like anyone or someone on the trip or they dont like me
would a shorter trip be better do am I worrying for nothing ?


Angela ....

I think what you might ask yourself at the end of your trip is "why didn't I book a longer trip"! I started travelling alone a few years ago, and I haven't had a bad one yet! You'll see the most amazing places and meet people from all over the world, many of whom will remain your friends long after the trip has ended...

Be brave ... there is nothing to fear!

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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby jimshu » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:29 am

Pack your enthusiasm, and leave your doubts out of your bag!No room for that sort of baggage!
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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby TravelFun » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:18 am

Travel is NEVER toooooooo long...even with others! Go with an open mind and you will have a fabulous time. As Simone mentioned, you get so many ideas from other travellers and the stories are quite amazing!

...and when you think things are too 'groupy' then use the free-time to go explore on your own. You're not obliged to be with the group all the time but just try to find the right balance that suits you. Being with a group and understanding the dynamics and learning to adapt also makes you a better person and more attentive to others needs and not just yours.

Soon you'll wonder what all the fuss was about.

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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby angelabresl;in » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:53 am

sniff sniff.....aw thanks everyone !!!!!
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Re: 20 days too long ?

Postby caz » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:11 pm

Hi Angela,

I had the exact same worries as I have never travelled on my own before but wanted to go this september. I was also looking at the same trip as you, covering Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Having spoken to several people who have done these before I've ended up booking the Indochina discovery 30 day trip! I share your concerns but figure that everybody will be in the same position and will be looking forward to the same things throughout the trip. I also assumed that the time will fly by as there is so much to see and do in all of the trips. Thought it made sense to spend the extra ten days away too as it meant I could do the full circle and visit Laos as well :)
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