But he might have been talking about people like me. Yes, I do like to travel, pay through the nose, fly thousands of miles, meet people and my friends don't feel left by me.
That must be because-
1- They are glad to see the back of you for a bit.
2- They are too polite to tell you.
3- They don't give a sod either way.
If I was in love and my adored one announced that she was leaving me to go spend 10 days with a bunch of strangers talking about how hot it is and how far they have come I would go throw myself into the nearest deep river.
I would, of course, swim to the bank and begin life anew having satisfied myself with such a stylish theatrical gesture.