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Travel sole or with comapny ?

Old Oct 22nd 2002, 8:15 pm
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Hi there,

Iv experienced 2 months in europe, 3 weeks with a friend and 5 weeks solo. Or so to speak.. i.e i travelled with ppl i met from time to time.

Im going to backpack Asia for 4 months (june-oct) next year. My cousin is 23, im 20. He wants to come with me.. I personally am unsure wether to part ways after a week or two of avviving in thialand. I see the attractive of travveling alone and would prefer to be travveling alone for reasons of flexibility and easily meet ppl.

The countries i will possibly travel to being Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma and Laos.

Would it be wise to part ways or to stick together in those countries ? Cousins never backpacked before and I know he may find it difficult. Also company would be good, especially if its hard to meet fellow travvels in Asia.

Thanks in advance,
Alan.
 
Old Oct 22nd 2002, 10:36 pm
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No one can answer that question for you. It depends on a lot of things.
Your own temperment for traveling alone, and more importantly, your cousin's
temperment. Since your cousin has never backpacked before, no one knows the
answer to that question.


"alanmack" wrote in message
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    > Hi there,
    > Iv experienced 2 months in europe, 3 weeks with a friend and 5
    > weeks solo. Or so to speak.. i.e i travelled with ppl i met from
    > time to time.
    > Im going to backpack Asia for 4 months (june-oct) next year. My
    > cousin is 23, im 20. He wants to come with me.. I personally am unsure
    > wether to part ways after a week or two of avviving in thialand. I see
    > the attractive of travveling alone and would prefer to be travveling
    > alone for reasons of flexibility and easily meet ppl.
    > The countries i will possibly travel to being Thailand, Cambodia,
    > Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma and Laos.
    > Would it be wise to part ways or to stick together in those countries ?
    > Cousins never backpacked before and I know he may find it difficult.
    > Also company would be good, especially if its hard to meet fellow
    > travvels in Asia.
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Alan.
    > --
 
Old Oct 23rd 2002, 1:00 am
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alanmack wrote:
    > Iv experienced 2 months in europe, 3 weeks with a friend and 5 weeks solo.
    > Or so to speak.. i.e i travelled with ppl i met from time to time.
    > Im going to backpack Asia for 4 months (june-oct) next year. My cousin is
    > 23, im 20. He wants to come with me.. I personally am unsure wether to
    > part ways after a week or two of avviving in thialand. I see the
    > attractive of travveling alone and would prefer to be travveling alone for
    > reasons of flexibility and easily meet ppl.
    > The countries i will possibly travel to being Thailand, Cambodia,
    > Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma and Laos.
    > Would it be wise to part ways or to stick together in those countries ?
    > Cousins never backpacked before and I know he may find it difficult.
    > Also company would be good, especially if its hard to meet fellow
    > travvels in Asia.

It's very easy to meet people there.

But as to the question of whether or not you should travel together, that's
pretty personal. It depends on how well you get along and how similar your
approaches to life are. You can always just play it by ear and take a break
from each other if you get on each other's nerves too much.

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Old Oct 23rd 2002, 10:30 am
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(as others have pointed out, its really depends a lot on you and your
cousin),
now if you want my opinion. If you think you might enjoy your cousins
company
then have a frank 5 minute conversation about being flexible to decide to
take-a-break when things feel like its right. Whenever I've gone on a trip
with that understanding its always been comfortable, sometimes together,
sometimes part for a while and catch up later. If he's never backpacked
before are you worried that you are going to end up having to take care of
him (i.e. he's gonna be a drag?) if you are I would certainly clear that up
before leaving or else leave alone ... its up to you
figure something out ... I would never go on a trip of more than a week
without building in a plan for time by myself (this is for more for the
sanity of my friends than mine ....)
-J

"alanmack" wrote in message
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...
    > Hi there,
    > Iv experienced 2 months in europe, 3 weeks with a friend and 5
    > weeks solo. Or so to speak.. i.e i travelled with ppl i met from
    > time to time.
    > Im going to backpack Asia for 4 months (june-oct) next year. My
    > cousin is 23, im 20. He wants to come with me.. I personally am unsure
    > wether to part ways after a week or two of avviving in thialand. I see
    > the attractive of travveling alone and would prefer to be travveling
    > alone for reasons of flexibility and easily meet ppl.
    > The countries i will possibly travel to being Thailand, Cambodia,
    > Vietnam, Malaysia, Burma and Laos.
    > Would it be wise to part ways or to stick together in those countries ?
    > Cousins never backpacked before and I know he may find it difficult.
    > Also company would be good, especially if its hard to meet fellow
    > travvels in Asia.
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Alan.
    > --
 
Old Nov 4th 2002, 5:41 pm
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If you're asking the question now, it's obvious you have serious concerns about living 24/7 with this guy. Cousin means nothing, he's just a stranger. Best for you to travel alone.

It's not selfish, it's survival.
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Old Nov 17th 2002, 6:18 am
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Originally posted by pleasancefamily
If you're asking the question now, it's obvious you have serious concerns about living 24/7 with this guy. Cousin means nothing, he's just a stranger. Best for you to travel alone.

It's not selfish, it's survival.
"Cousins mean nothing" that is a bit harsh, they are relatives - so they are blood. I think that means something!!!!!
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Old Nov 17th 2002, 5:11 pm
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I've got 15 first cousins and I'm glad to say I don't know any of them! When I was a lad I even had a temporary job alongside one of them and we didn't realise we were related for the first 6 weeks.

In our family blood is obviously thinner than water...

You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family - true, but you can dump cousins very easily.

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