Nicky, my wife, and I have always loved to travel. Individually, we were backpacking round the world long before we met. However, neither of us originally realized how much we would learn from our global adventures. And how insights gained would translate into re-defining our lives, re-shaping them in sometimes surprisingly new ways.
Month: May 2010
Turkey has seen a boom in tourism in recent years, largely thanks to the weakening of the pound against the Euro, with nearly 1.6 million UK residents taking a holiday to Turkey in 2009 according to the Office for National Statistics – and all signs are pointing towards 2010 being another busy year for the Aegean country.
People are wonderful, they really are. The city life can make you doubt this sometimes. We’re all bundled together, forced to wear the suits and skirts, we walk past each other blank faced and thinking only of coffee. We forget the simple wonderful feeling that comes with connecting with someone, enjoying someone’s company, and someone’s stories.
“Aren’t you worried about travelling alone?” It’s a question I get asked all the time. Friends and colleges who have never backpacked always ask this. ‘Don’t you worry about making friends?’ The answer is always the same. Of course not. So today I’ll dispel a few worried thoughts about Travelling Solo, share a few tales, and give a few tips for those who are still concerned.