Notes about Traveling, and anything else random
Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
48Trip End Aug 31, 2009
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-Notes about random stuff: I am slow on updating pictures and blogs because the French keyboard has the letters in different spots. And apparently symbols like !@#$ are more important than 1234. So you have to SHIFT them. And trying to transfer pictures onto my USB usually won't work because of admin rights on my internet cafe PC. And the fact that the connection is usually slow and I have to pay some crazy high price to use the internet. But I now have a free, English friendly keyboard so I'm going to use it to my advantage.
-Please ignore misspelled words and poor grammar. When you pay for it by the $, you don't have time to proofread.
-Before I left for Europe I was always telling my story about my upcoming travels to anyone that would ask. And the question that would always come up, "So who are you going with?" Which as you all know is , Me, Myself, and I. I would mostly get a weird look. Like I was some kind of Ted Kcyzinski (Unibomber) person that loved being alone. The truth is I do and I don't. But truth be told, there are times when it does get lonely. Now before you go feeling sorry for me, let me finish. I've been in Europe for 2 weeks now and have met some really awesome people. An Australian, Spaniard, Korean, and a Chinese woman. For the most part we were only together for no more than 2 days before
varying itineraries would take us apart. In that short amount of time,
we became really close and had a blast together. But then again you
are left all alone doing your thing. I've probably told my story here
to probably 50 people because the first few questions that are asked
are, "Where are you from, what do you do, where have you traveled to?"
It's obviously the thing to talk about because you meet people from all
over the globe. One of the biggest problems with meeting people is varying schedules of interest, age, and language. Varying schedules of interest-Everybody is going in all different directions of the world. Age-I'm 27 and I find most of my hostel bunkmates are in college or just out of college. Some I've seen are on the other side of the age spectrum . And I would like to think I'm somewhere in the middle of the keg stands and going to bed at 8 pm. Language-only speaking English limits you to Yankees, Canucks, Aussies, and Brits. The rest likely speak English but if they are with a friend they will probably speak their native language out in public. The key thing you have to is be outgoing and friendly when trying to meet new people to hang with. Otherwise you are hanging with yourself with happens at least the first night in a new town. You just have to stay positive. You may be getting a table for 1, or getting a table for many. You just roll the dice and see what happens.
Life could be worse.