TRAVEL TIP EDITION – @THISGIRLGIGGLES
I get asked this question all the time: Should I travel alone? Is it safe? Should I travel with a friend just to be safe?
I’ve been there. You’re a bit nervous to travel alone, so you decide to travel with a friend. Yes, they’re great to go out with for a drink. They know you can’t drink more than one and it’s time to go home after your third. Of course, they’re a good listener when you are pouring your heart out.
But, have you actually spent 14 days together before? That’s 336 hours together.
No, you haven’t.
And if you have, you wouldn’t be reading this.
Don’t make the mistake I’ve made. I’ve gained many friends during my travels, but I have lost close friends that I’ve decided to travel with.
This is what I’ve learned from the past.
You love them to death but we all know that one or two friends who always gets what she/he wants. No exceptions.
TRUST ME, it will only get worse in a foreign country!
DO NOT TRAVEL with selfish friends
DO NOT TRAVEL with a friend who refuses to do anything alone for 14 days
DO NOT TRAVEL with a friend who only wants to drink margaritas and eat Mcdonald’s abroad
DO NOT TRAVEL with a friend who tries to babysit and lecture you
DO NOT TRAVEL with a friend who does not give you any personal space
DO NOT TRAVEL with a friend who refuses to try anything new
DO NOT TRAVEL with a friend who doesn’t want to share a hostel room full of 10 people at least once
DO NOT TRAVEL with a friend who doesn’t know how to say “thank you”
DO TRAVEL with a friend who knows to give/ask you for personal space when needed
DO TRAVEL with a friend who cares about your safety
DO TRAVEL with a friend who is willing to try new food and experience the culture
DO TRAVEL with a friend that has a sense of humour
DO TRAVEL with a friend who is willing to do interesting tours and odd activities alone or together
DO TRAVEL with a friend who wants to stay up all night to hang out with the international travellers you guys just met at the hostel
DO TRAVEL with a friend who is easy-going and independent
DO TRAVEL with a friend who doesn’t mind laying back low and knows how to relax when needed
Got any tips of your own? or Got a similar experience?
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