Travelling alone in South America
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Some notes on travellings with friends and being alone:
Too often when travelling wıth frıends, it can become very comfortable staying close to
the people you know well… which ıs great for some, but goıng it alone, you quite often see
more, get to know more people, jump outside your comfort zone, and never stop smiling…even if you think your not that type of person.
My experience has different attitudes and opinions and philosophies when it comes to travelling alone.
Even amongst those who choose to go it alone there is a mix of feelings with some being a little frightened and nervous
while others cannot wait to get out on their own.
A lot of experience especially on tour, big chance to come across instant friends that last for life.
So even though you start the tour alone,you’re not the only one travelling alone.
You will soon be surrounded by like minded travellers with the same interests as you.
This way you have the option to take time to appreciate time spent by yourself, or make new life long friend to share you memories with.
All in all the option is yours.”
A lot of people, including past travellers will tell you travelling alone is the only way to travel.
So you will definitely meet lots of people on the same aspect.
So, dont be afraid...this is an awesome way to go and meet friends for life.Some lists of my new friends that i came across for this trip.
Met in Bogota:
Mauricio Mellan-Colombian,CS host in Bogota
Stiwan Nashmi-Austrian-met in Bogota,being hosted at the same time
Yoann talleau-Belgian-met in Bogota,being hosted at the same time
German Guevarra-Colombian,took me around Bogota, Zipaquira and to his lovely ranch.
Jose Aguilar and family-Colombian,stayed for 3 with his family -nice experience.
Met in Medellin:
Joe Tareha-Australian,met in a hostelin Medellin and became my travbuddy.
Sirley Marin-Colombian,met in Medellin CS movie
Elif Kus -Turkish,met in Medellin CS movie
Lili Orozco-Colombian,met in Medellin while having lunch in a Japanese resto
Arangoni -Colombian,with Lili
Carlos Lozano- Colombian,hosted the CS movie
Met in Cartagena:
Naylen Gonzales -Cuban living in FL,met in Cartagena- met in city,discotheca & playa blanca
Honey Smith -Cuban living in FL,met in Cartagena- met in city,discotheca & playa blanca
Humberto -Cuban living in FL,met in Cartagena- met in city,discotheca & playa blanca
Paticia Xavier - Spanish,met in Cartagena- enjoyed Chiva Rumba,Vulcan de Totomu &playa blanca
Met in Cusco:
Jeroen Vangoethen- Dutch,met in hostel , enjoyed city tour
Nina Beelen - Dutch,met in hostel , enjoyed city tour
Cleir Freire- Brazilian,met in Peru train for Macchu Picchu
Heather Coles - American,met in Macchu Picchu
Hans Dabelsteen -Denmark,met in Plaza Armas , had a CUY for lunch
Met in Puno:
Gregory Saintviteux- Belgian,met in tour bus for Lake Titicaca, stayed for an Amantani family
Michael Griffault- French,met in tour bus for Lake Titicaca, stayed for an Amantani family
Met in Arequipa:
Yan lee Chin - German,met in Colca canyon and had sumptous dinner before my bus travelling
Rosa Inga- Peruana,met in Colca Canyon touring
Paul Corvisier- French,met in Colca Canyon touring
Piere Rottreau-French,met in Colca Canyon touring
Chris Feng-Canadian,met in Colca Canyon touring
Jael Bosshart-German,met in Colca Canyon touring ; and of course.