How to meet people while travelling without drinking or going to a hostel

Going to Europe next week by myself. I'm 22 and I've only done one trip by myself before, and it was somewhat lonely mostly, I think, because I don't drink or stay in hostels.

I feel I'm missing out on a massive part of the travel experience, but I'm not willing to touch a drop of alcohol, ever, nor sleep in a common pen like a farm animal eating from a trough and shitting in a latrine, being potentially surrounded by noisy, smelly and/or drunk fucking retards.

Does anyone have any good ways of meeting locals or other travellers that doesn't involve drinking or going to a hostel?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    pic semi-related

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It isn't. I would woop their asses in chess so badly it wouldn't be funny. I won a chess tournament at 6 or 7 but the 12 year old cheated and the adult referee was nowhere around. Most people I play in chess are so bad it isn't funny. The only one that can keep up with me is my dad. Apart from that I've never lost an in person game against a stranger. I should have the right to do anything I want if I beat you. I should be able to take your wife, your house, your car if I want. I proved I'm more intelligent than you. I could also beat them physically due to anabolic steroid use and a decade at the gym.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe join a tour group?
    I knew someone who joined some kind of tour group while in Japan. It was one explicitly aimed at younger travellers and had a lot of hiking involved.
    I have no idea what it was or how he found it but I think those things are out there, probably aimed at people like yourself.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks, I might see if I can find something similar

      Hostels normally have private rooms too. Arrange to meet people on interpals and the like

      Interpals sounds kinda faggy. Has anyone had any good experiences?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You sound like some who takes himself too serious and thinks he is better than others
        If you desire to socialize you better drop that attitude.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I am better than everyone retard

          where in Europe will you be going and for how long?

          Germany, Austria, Hungary and Czech for about three weeks

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            > posts on the the asshole of the internet
            > "im better than everyone else"
            yeah sure anon, we believe you [head pats]
            enjoy being alone

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Not only are you a boring fucker who like some sort of retarded weeb doesn't drink but you chose to combine that with a trip to Europe to the 3 countries that are notorious for having the biggest drink cultures. Austria, Germany and Czech are the biggest beer producers and consumers, they think people who doesn't drink are massive fags (not wrong) and they're also places that are full of people who travel for stag dos so full of drunk people.
            You are literally going to have the worst holiday ever.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              you sound like a massive gay. got all pissy because i insulted alcohol.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Honestly the Alcohol isn't a problem I chilled with people that didn't drink. but you gotta fix the attitude man

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                calm down gay you sound like some cringy 13 year old that had his first beer and thinks getting drunk is the coolest thing ever

                Same fag.
                Have a drink and make a friend you boring fucker

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Ingest poison and make a friend you boring fucker.
                Not OP, but this sounds awful.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              calm down gay you sound like some cringy 13 year old that had his first beer and thinks getting drunk is the coolest thing ever

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I'm 27 and I still think that getting drunk is the coolest thing ever

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                That post is a literal proof that you are still underage

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Name a cooler thing than getting drunk

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not getting drunk

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Cringe. Only religious schizos and people obsessed with health due to OCD like OP would say that

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >not getting drunk = religious
                We got a literal teenager here mods.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              True and honest reply.
              Central and Northern Europe thinks people who doesn't drink are friendless pussies, which OP admittedly sounds like.
              T. A Dane

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Eastern Europe Anon here, if you don't drink here excessively it's seen as kinda cool because you're not an alcoholic like 90% of everyone else but if you never ever drink, you're more gay than the local gay getting rammed 50 times in a night.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              based OP btfo hope he cries in a hotel room alone

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Austrian here.
              This post hits the nail on the head.

              Culture here is heavily centralised around alkohol consumption.
              It also doesn't help that the legal drinking age for beer and wine is 16, hard liquours are 18.

              You can of course have a good time without drinking here, but people will think you are odd if you drink no alc at all.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              based and truepilled

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hostels normally have private rooms too. Arrange to meet people on interpals and the like

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You sound incredibly boring and autistic

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    sleep in hotel, during the day go to hostel loby/bar to meet people

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    private room in hostel then socialize with people in the common areas or join group tours. A friend found his wife during a group tour of commie sites in Berlin. Hiking groups are great as well. Basically anything that has you doing an activity with other people. Getting shitfaced drunk in night clubs is not the only thing you can do for fun

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    where in Europe will you be going and for how long?

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    i dont drink either and love travelling alone.
    i meet most people at concerts, but i do smoke tho and that leads to easy conversations. sadly socializing cause of narcotics is a really easy way to getting to know people

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I find it hard too. Im getting too old to drink regularly and the hostel thing is just getting dumb at this point. Dating apps are sad and it feels hopeless. The problem Ive found is that its really a numbers game. If I meet 30 people, I'll dislike 3-5, 20 will be nice enough but forgettable, and 3-5 will become friends for awhile until we part ways. In my home country I'll meet 30 people in 5 years but at a hostel I can meet them much faster. Theres just nowhere to meet people where its normal to be alone.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This found this on my last trip at 35, dating interest drying up in me, pubs where you meet people packed full of people socialiasing with other people I effectively end up having give up my sleep and compromise everything to stay at a hostel or literally walk around a ghost for 6 weeks (which I did) I imagine it'll get worse from here, I am 35.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Walking around like a ghost
        34 yo anon here. I'm taking a trip to Europe in October and can easily envision this happening. I am determined to not be a mopey POS though - at the least I will bang a whore or two

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know why I'm replying to obvious bait, but why does le superior intellectual gentleman like yourself even want to meet other people? You're clearly better than the rest of us so what could we have to offer you?

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I feel I'm missing out on a massive part of the travel experience, but I'm not willing to touch a drop of alcohol, ever, nor sleep in a common pen like a farm animal eating from a trough and shitting in a latrine, being potentially surrounded by noisy, smelly and/or drunk fucking retards.
    You sound like a massive gay

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe if you stopped spending all your time on a uzbek horse breeding forum and went outside you'd realise i'm only being half-serious.
      have sex incel.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Scuba diving certification. You'll meet tourists, locals. In my experience, it usually ends up in bars with other divers.
    Most sport will work, especially if they require gear (meaning a central place where people meet): golfing, kayaking etc.
    You can also choose do do various trainings in class: pottery, drawing wathever.
    A learning setting is perfect to meet people. And every town offers small classes of this and that, especially during summer.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where do you usually find group tours? Just google "City name"+Group tour?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Every city (mid sized and +) has a tourism bureau/office/agency. Just give them a call, or check their page.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      tripadvisor app. Look for a landmark you want to see and they'll shill tours that include it

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How to meet people
    >without drinking
    >Going to Europe
    kek

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    do what rick steves does , hire a guide to show you around maybe they will like you enough to be your real friend

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    download couchsurfing and use hangouts its great in the bigger cities

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    i met good friends that I'm still in contact with on a bus when I heard them speaking with an australian accent and on a free walking tour. try that idk

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you a muslim or what?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just care about my health

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is there any way to filter tour groups by type of people? I prefer to be with non-drinking women my age, or younger.

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. you can get a private room in a hostel but at 22 I think you're being extremely precious about it.
    2. You can still go to a bar in a hostel even if you don't stay there and you don't have to drink.
    3. If you think anyone your age drinking together to have a good time are retards I don't think you'll have much luck making friends anywhere in general.

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Autist here.
    How the fuck are you supposed to start a conversation with people here? It's loud, everyone is with friends. If you're alone you're seen as that creepy guy.

    Can I just order a drink and then start talking with strangers?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hostels and Pub crawls
      The problem is thet when people are with friends they don't care about meeting new people most of the time. Especially if you are shit at socializing. You gotta meet people who are also alone and looking for people to hang with.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >You gotta meet people who are also alone and looking for people to hang with
        But how often do you actually see that? I'm sure it's a bit more common in Europe but in America people very rarely go to bars alone, girls almost not at all.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      1. Don't go to bar like pic related
      And strike up a conversation with the bartender, it's their job to be good conversationalists. Sometimes random people will join in too and you have yourself a small group

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you are attractive it's literally impossible to be seen as creepy

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it worked to join pub crawls in Hong Kong and Japan. Going on day tours is also a good idea, did this in Italy, even during the middle of a pandemic I was able to meet a great guy from South Africa.

    The most efficient way though probably still is the hostel, try to find a private room and participate in daily activities.

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >stop being autistic
    >figure out you can order non-alcoholic drinks or even water at bars without anyone giving a shit
    >talk to every person that looks free, and try to figure out in 15 minutes if they are interesting and decide to move on or not
    >rinse and repeat

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you've made it to 22 as a non-drinker in western society and still haven't developed an alternative avenue to meeting people you are probably just fucked, and given that you're doing it to nurture some sort of masturbatory adolescent delusion that you're an iconoclast who is above the masses as well, i think you've earned your isolation

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP, but I'm 30 and non drinker. No friends. Live in the netherlands.

      Hostels, tours, Airbnb tours, couch surfing, language exchange, tinder. There. You have to be autistic to not meet anyone but socialising on holiday is much easier for chads and social creatures.

      I see pictures like this and I get anxiety. Yes I'm autistic.

  25. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hostels, tours, Airbnb tours, couch surfing, language exchange, tinder. There. You have to be autistic to not meet anyone but socialising on holiday is much easier for chads and social creatures.

  26. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >meet people
    >without drinking
    impossible
    society literally revolves around drinking
    want friends?
    wanna get laid?
    want that job promotion?
    you need to drink

  27. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    hang out with muslims i guess at the mosque

  28. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    So how did your shitty trip go OP?

  29. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Play any sports? Playing pick up games with locals is a fun time. Ive done it in Barcelona, Stockholm and Fort William.

  30. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    your personality is the problem not your abstinence or accommodation preferences

Your email address will not be published.