does anyone else here ever get a bit depressed when solo travelling? i'm so lonely bruh

does anyone else here ever get a bit depressed when solo travelling? i'm so lonely bruh

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I get lonely. As cliche as this may sound you need to put yourself out there. Making an attempt speaking the foreign language. Joining a group activity like cooking, fitness, etc. I don’t go to bars but if that’s your thing that’s another place to socialize. I’m American so small talk is easy for me to do. Strike up a conversation with someone nearby if you’re waiting for something. Socialize as much as possible like casting a net. Maybe one time you will vibe with someone and boom you have a new friend to do stuff with even just temporary. Smile and be friendly also helps.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Solo travel is the best tbh. It forces you to talk to people and meet others. And it can be less intimidating for a group or another person to strike up a convo with you than it is going as a duo or group. I've met so many people going solo that I probably wouldn't have met otherwise. Probably wouldn't work for your typical SighSee poster though, autism and stuff doesn't help.

      Being burger probably gives us an advantage. Euros seem very timid. Germans and Scandis unironically seem to all be on the spectrum. Very strange conversationalists

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Southern Germans are soulful, northerners tend to be more quiet and reserved, just generally speaking of course you'll find lots of different people out there it's a big world

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I’m American so small talk is easy for me to do.
      kinda hard when you don't speak the local language

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >lingua franca
        Sorry pal. Try winning two world wars back to back next time, ok?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ??? Do you think that every country on Earth speaks English? Or do you only "travel" to anglophone countries?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Since when is Korea and Japan considered an anglophone country? I had no problem using English everywhere I went. I don't care if the elderly can't speak English when the young and middle aged can.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              that was not my experience in those countries. sure, some people do, but most don't, at least not well enough to casually joke around with a native English speaker. And if you're in a group they'll default to their native language.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah i left my family and everything home and then just find bunch of drunk brittish tourists, turbo normies and slav apes on the other side. It was more grim than 14 hour night shift

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve lost interest with solo travel completely.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Same here mate. Everywhere i go now all I see are couples, definitely makes me feel quite empty

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So how the frick do you actually "meet" people while solo traveling?

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I will be alone in the Philippines for the entire month of April. I plan on backpacking across the island nation with ferries and all. is this sad, will it make me depressed? I was looking forwards to it before I came across this thread.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you're on a boat with people, it makes the social situation so easy. I panic a little almost every time before I go somewhere about this, then I will make friends within 2 hours of checking in to the hostel.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Use Airbnb Experiences. It has a bunch of options for pub crawls, photo op tours, ancient sites, etc. I always meet cool people.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gotta have shit planned out to keep you busy, and make sure you're visiting the right places.

    Generally, my solo trips have always been better when...
    1. I had an airbnb vs a hotel
    2. I had a rental car vs no car
    3. There were clear skies vs clouds and rain
    4. I visited random towns and cities as opposed to big megalopolis
    5. I could either speak the native language or the language barrier was a HARD barrier, so people were ok with me trying to speak the lingua franca (as opposed to euros who look at me like I'm moronic).

    If you visit greece or lake como, you're asking for cringe-worthy trip, because those types of places are made for couples.

    Big cities like NY and Paris are kind of in the middle. There's lots of museums and parks you can go to, but restaurants and cafes will probably be crowded so eating alone will feel weird, taking food back to your hotel will also feel lame, and the locals are not as interested in meeting tourists because they've seen a million of them.

    Once you get a car or take a train to lesser known towns with no tourists, you suddenly go from being a commodity to being someone actually interesting to locals.

    Basically avoid big cities.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I try to be social on trips because ill never see the people again so im not as embarrassed if im awkward. The problem is if i try to approach people who are alone, they are usually also spergs, or maybe just disinterested, and they shut down even quicker than me and wont carry on a conversation. But talking to groups is even worse, even if theyre also tourists they have their own people and only give me courtesy interaction before going back to their friends/family. And im not a total freak trying to talk their ear off with autistic stuff or a bunch of terrible jokes, i just try to be upbeat and joke a bit or ask about their trip.
    It gets very depressing failing to interact and seeing everyone having fun with their friends.

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