“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
When travelling, we need people more than we do in our day to day lives back home. There’s no two ways about it, to function in any foreign place a traveller will at some point need a local person to help them out. It’s just the way it goes, you have to give in and trust in the kindness of strangers.
I’ve been lucky to meet some truly great people on the trips I’ve been on and often they’ve ended up having a huge affect on my visit. I’m a proud solo traveller and I love the sense of achievement I get when I ‘conquer’ a new place (which can be something as little as finding a shortcut back to the hostel or pronouncing a street name correctly) but when I really sat down and thought about it, I remembered all the help and support I’d received along the way from strangers who could’ve just kept on walking. They had no vested interest in me or my travels, they were and are just good people.
This post is really a way of saying thank you to them and to all the other awesome people out there who are welcoming to travellers in their country.
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