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Who has gone traveling and made met really amazing people?

 
 
Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 01:30 pm
Because I certainly haven't.
I just spent three weeks with a bunch of ******* morons.
I met a grand total of 6 people I liked, and one person who I really liked, but he was a local so it doesn't count.

I thought it was only people interested in their cultural surroundings that went traveling, but apparently doing a booze cruise of Bulgaria is actually a very popular choice of activity.
On top of this, some American I met at a hostel had the cheek to tell me he found English people culturally ignorant.
 
contrex
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 01:49 pm
Quote:
On top of this, some American I met at a hostel had the cheek to tell me he found English people culturally ignorant.


I hope you told him to piss off.

Quote:
one person who I really liked, but he was a local so it doesn't count.


That remark makes you the stupid one.


Francis
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 01:57 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
I traveled a lot and met all kinds of morons.

I met bunches of of totally ignorant Americans, French, English and almost every other nationality.

But I met really amazing people too.

I remember vividly meeting the American consul in Ivory Coast.

A highly knowledgeable guy, with amazing stories to tell..

Or a Republican lobbyist, acquainted to Nancy Pelosi (that was funny!).

Or a story teller in Rio..

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Chumly
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:31 pm
The problem is, it's easy to believe that simply because you go to someplace new, that things will be better (or at the least different) but change for you is no change for someone else.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:34 pm
I went traveling and met Francis, that changed my life.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:34 pm
The trouble with travel is that, no matter where you go -- there you are! Always taking yourself with you is the problem.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:44 pm
I traveled and met the dys, but was unchanged.

(something must be wrong with me, eh?)
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:46 pm
@Rockhead,
Quote:
(something must be wrong with me, eh?)


most of us have been aware of that for a long time, Rock.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:50 pm
@Merry Andrew,
There has been extensive speculation.

(even sex charms)
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martybarker
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:50 pm
I met some pretty interesting people on recent travels, most of whom I don't keep in touch with though, but still I cherish the memories. Like the ship's doctor on the Costa Rica trip Wink But I had really fun conversations with people on a recent trip to Ireland, some Irish some Australians some English and some Americans. Then there was a trip to the Cinque Terra two springs ago. I think it was easier to get on with the locals since it wasn't high tourist season
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 02:55 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

Quote:
On top of this, some American I met at a hostel had the cheek to tell me he found English people culturally ignorant.


I hope you told him to piss off.

Quote:
one person who I really liked, but he was a local so it doesn't count.


That remark makes you the stupid one.





Well, it counts as in I had a really good conversation, but he wasn't a 'traveler' per se.
The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 03:14 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew wrote:

The trouble with travel is that, no matter where you go -- there you are! Always taking yourself with you is the problem.


All the best days were the ones I spent by myself.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 03:27 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:

contrex wrote:

Quote:
Quote:
one person who I really liked, but he was a local so it doesn't count.

That remark makes you the stupid one.


Well, it counts as in I had a really good conversation, but he wasn't a 'traveler' per se.


You expected the travellers to be more interesting than the locals?
Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 03:28 pm
@Chumly,
Chumly wrote:

The problem is, it's easy to believe that simply because you go to someplace new, that things will be better (or at the least different) but change for you is no change for someone else.

Hey, that's very astute! Good signature line! Wink
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 03:52 pm
@ehBeth,
The Pentacle Queen wrote:
contrex wrote:

The Pentacle Queen wrote:
one person who I really liked, but he was a local so it doesn't count.

That remark makes you the stupid one.


Well, it counts as in I had a really good conversation, but he wasn't a 'traveler' per se.


You expected the travellers to be more interesting than the locals?



(sorry about the mis-fired quotes earlier)
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fresco
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 04:08 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
pq

Have you read "Jupiters Travels" ?
It charts the changes in "self" and the subsequent re-assessment of encounters with others during a solo motorbike journey.
Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 05:37 pm
I don't know, I seem to trip over interesting people every where I go. I've try to side step the boors.
spendius
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 05:39 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Quote:
Because I certainly haven't.
I just spent three weeks with a bunch of ******* morons.


I tried to warn you Queenie but you wouldn't listen.

You can't expect to meet anybody of your intelligence and charm just by getting on a bus. You will need to winkle one out.
spendius
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 05:44 pm
@spendius,
I think Ceili has me on Ignore so she can't take offence at my last post.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 06:02 pm
@Ceili,
People I've tripped over might have been more interesting if they weren't so damn comatose.
 

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