I've travelled to get away from Ireland for a while (it's the Irish moaning that does my head in and the cold ) but also for a new experience
And I didn't really travel till I was 25, I mean like travelling alone long haul, we've all gone to see family and package holidays, but Travelling , I sort of fell in to for want of something to do.
Over last couple of years the skills i've learnt, like learning how to find you way around a strange place quickly, finding jobs,striking up a conversation, and the people i've met some awesome people some freaks too,I've seen a couple of cool places but for me i'm a people person, I've really enjoyed so much and coming home to share experiences is gonna be cool too, not rub it in but to share stories, photo's and introduce new friends to old friends.
right now i'm Thailand a place, I never thought i'd visit, let alone on my own, an open sewer runs past the hotel, a lady boy runs the reception, room service just rocks up unexpected (chilli prawns for breakfast after a night on whiskey
going dancing with the ladyboy comes with benefits, she loves me !)
but it's great the family who own the place really try and show us a good time, I'm afraid to ask for any thing they go find it somewhere!!! ( the poor guy who'd climb the coconut tree must have be cursing the white man )They've taken us to markets, bars, the big budda.
Jonh you may be feeling a bit despondent with travel and when every one is screaming at you go, why should you, I wouldn't write it off ,but if your not in the mood for don't. your only wasting you money, but if you fancy a change some day during your time off, book a ticket and go, i'm sure if you post a thread you'd end up with a mountain of choices. My next phase will be visting my new friends and people coming to see me.