Sometimes traveling alone really sucks. You get lonely, tired of being alone and write really cranky blog posts.
But as hard as it is to be a party of one you do meet some really wonderful people on the road that feel like you’ve been friends for years.
In my hostel dorm in Cuenca I met 5 wonderful girls in their 30s (okay Jessa is 25 but we won’t hold that against her) traveling in South America.
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And as wonderful as it is to Couchsurf or meet groups of people, there’s nothing compared to meeting girls who are going through the same thing you are, wondering:
what is going on with my life? do I want to go back to the same job? do I want kids? should I make out with the DJ?
It’s a special bond and it doesn’t happen often.
The past few days I spent with them drinking, eating and laughing have been wonderful. I think back to the weeks before my trip when I was petrified of traveling alone.
But I’ve learned so is everyone else but we travel alone anyway and open ourselves up to ridiculous and wonderful experiences such as this:
And more non-sober photos:
These girls were fantastic. Viva Cuenca!