It was lonely sometimes when I traveled alone. Even I love the freedom to do anything I wanted to. But I needed some socialize activities as well. Luckily that I was not a shy person. So I always made new friends all the time when I traveled.
Now I have got load of friends that still keep in touch on the road more than friends I have known them from my home town.
Trust me , it is very easy to get a new friend. As I am an Asian guy , there are more boundaries than you guys would have. Here are my tips and tricks to make a new friends. And the best thing about it is that you could choose the one you want to know!
Here are seven of the ways I make friends while traveling solo:
Thanks facebook ID : Kit viva un. Who send the question ” How much work we have to do in exchange of foods and accommodation in Helpx and WWOOF? ”
Well , my answer is…It is depend on each host. If you get a kind and gentle host. Sometime they just need you as a company. But some host they considering you as a cheap labor!
10,000 miles journey begins with the first step.
if you are fear to begin with the host networks. Trust me! You are not alone! Well I have to confess that I was afraid to use host network to travel. I have heard about it from a couple who were waiting in the same queue as me when I was applying for a working holiday visa to Australia.
After a while I applied it and got accepted from the host in Byron bay , Australia. But the fear of uncertainty kept me away from her. I changed my plan and canceled that trip to stay in my comfort zone , working and saving money. Then I could travel when I have enough money.
It was an omen again!!! I had lived in Australia for a year with working holiday visa. After I came back to Thailand. I felt like I could not go back to a shit payment routine job anymore! ( Australian minimum wage was 20$ per hour , Thailand was 10$ per day).
I brought back an idea to write a book about experience I had got from working holiday visa. It was in 2011 , there were few people in Thailand who knew about this visa. ( Thailand have a quota for only 500 people per year that could get this visa). And I knew that this visa was an awesome opportunity for young Thai to travel and make money at the same time.