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A fish out of water?

travels in a world of couples

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Having set off from the grey, rainy shores of the UK on New Year's Eve, landing in Thailand the following day, one thing struck me: there seem to be no travellers of the solo persuasion left on this lovely planet.

Everywhere I go (OK, only 3 cities thus far!), I've met not a solitary solitary face! Just myself when I gaze into the mirror at my scarily line-etched reflection. Is it really just me? Are there no other brave/stupid souls traversing the world by themselves?

Of course, it's not a bad thing, but you know, part of the buzz of travel is meeting new people, and when confronted by a couple or group, you instantly feel rejected. Again, maybe it's just me, but I'd feel like I'm interfering in some intimate gathering. Forever the gooseberry...

So, if you're in Thailand, and you happen upon a bedraggled solo backpacker, spare a thought and open your collective arms: embrace him!

Posted by 40backpacker 00:45 Archived in Thailand Tagged lonely group couples solo embrace gooseberry Comments (0)

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