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Re: “Littering/dumpimg that is shameful

While I completely agree with you, OP, do you go out and clean up that stuff? I highly doubt it. Probably for the same reasons no one else does.

Posted by nomad on 04/24/2009 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Share the Road

I totally agree with bikes staying on the road, but really, sometimes I ride on the side walk. I don't know how to drive, I don't know how to read all of the road signs, and I don't always know how intersections work. I'd rather ride slowly on the side walk and inconvenience a couple of pedestrians then fuck up and get hit by a car or cause an accident because I didn't understand something.

Also, I'm not in shape yet, and can't keep up with the cars! Sometimes riding the side walks of side streets is just so much more tempting than being in the way of motor vehicles.

Posted by nomad on 04/18/2009 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Lonely traveller

Its true, Darcinator.. The moment people start telling you about everything horrible that will happen, you become a paranoid wet blanket. I don't know why you should wait to be escorted.. and on top of everything, how are you supposed to travel after drowning yourself in student debt? Or when you have kids and a husband/wife to work around? Its so much easier just to take off on your own when you have no commitments. Hell, I'm already done my schooling so far, and I paid for a it all myself, so I'm going to travel now before I get back to the educational grind stone.

Posted by nomad on 03/22/2009 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Lonely traveller

Thank you Alisea and everyone for your support, I'm feeling a bit better about things. If things go on schedule I'll have the funds for my plane ticket and train passes by the end of April :)

Posted by nomad on 03/22/2009 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Lonely traveller

Thank you mrman!

optimus--what a gruesome story. Thats the kind of stuff you think you'll only have nightmares about!

Posted by nomad on 03/21/2009 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Lonely traveller

Thanks for all of your comments everyone!

Kay--I'd listen to my parents, but I don't have any, they're both deceased. I've sort of been a drifter more or less for the last decade. My friends, boyfriend, and sister are my safety net right now.

I don't plan on going anywhere super crazy, the plan is to start out in London, train to lilles, paris, and marseille, and possibly, if I reach my budget goal, Rome. Rome is still in debate for me because I know the place is notorious for pick pockets and petty thieves.. Physical violence is almost unheard of there but everyone wants your stuff. I know London very well and I can speak french (even if it is a bit different then european french) so I won't feel too freaked out in a french speaking country..

Anyway, hopefully it all works out for the best.

Posted by nomad on 03/21/2009 at 12:52 AM

Re: “Lonely traveller

John: I would live to find a travel buddy, but there is no one! My SO can't get out of work/school, friends are all in Uni and can't afford it, and I don't have any family left except for a sister who owns her own business and has no employees. So.. who is supposed to go with me? Besides, I've got friends of family not far from where I'm going, so if times get rough, I have some place to run at least. As well as the fact that I don't drink or party and have connections to all-female hostels, convents, and hotels, I'm feeling pretty confident.

Finally, I think comparing things to movies is silly.. Its all hype and a well thought out story line. Things in movies happen often, but not often enough to bring the tourism industry to a halt.

Posted by nomad on 03/20/2009 at 5:24 PM

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