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Travelling solo for the first time!!

15 Nov 2013 Kirstye asked


Hey guys,
so I'm going to be travelling solo, Europe highlights 27th April 2014!

really hoping to make a few friends as ill be very scared at first I'm sure!! haha

just wondering if anyone has any tip or hints, ideas of a good amount of spending money! things to pack?

would love some feedback, and love to hear from anyone going on the same tour!!


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  • 10 Dec 2013 Hayley said


    Hi Kirstye!

    im Hayley im thinking of doing this tour and also travelling solo :) would be nice to chat I would also like to make a friend before I get there!

    where are you from? xx

  • 28 Dec 2013 Stephanie said


    I’m going on this tour too but leaving the 13th June

  • 28 Dec 2013 GoodNightmares said


    I travelled solo for my first trip and the night before the trip started we had a meetup and the tour guide decided that we should all go out to dinner at the pub next door and come morning everyone was pretty friendly with each other and all awkwardness and nerves were gone. But we also had a Facebook page before we even left so people talked a lot on that.

  • 28 Dec 2013 GoodNightmares said


    Also when I travelled, both UK and Europe, I packed clothes I wouldn’t mind throwing out as I went along. That way my suitcase had more room if I bought things. I think I came home with two pairs of shoes, one pair of jeans, a jacket and a jumper. Everything else had been thrown along the way.

  • 2 Oct 2014 Kirstye said


    unfortuantly my trip was post poned! =[

    now looking at booking a new one for next year..
    thinking berlin and prague plus vienna and then the london explorer or the other way around! would love to get advice so i can make a solid decision!

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