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21 Things You Know If You've Ever Travelled Alone

Your photo album becomes a huge collection of selfies.

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1. Travelling alone is an amazing thing to do: you get to make all the choices and don't have to rely on anyone else.

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2. And when you're alone, it's definitely easy to make new friends.

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3. Free walking guided tours become your main activity, so then at least you have people to hang out with.

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4. Your number of Facebook friends grows more than it ever has before, as you meet so many people along the way.

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5. But unfortunately, you probably will never see them again.

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6. Unless you travel on the same route, and then you'll find yourself bumping into them at every stop.

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7. You make friends with lots of hostel workers.

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8. You never show up late to anything, because you don't have a travel companion slowing you down...

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We all have that kind of friend.

9. ...but at the same time, you kinda miss sharing experiences with them.

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10. You ask strangers to take pictures of you everywhere, but you're too shy to make stupid faces!

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11. So your photo album becomes either a collection of awkward tourist pictures...

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*Checks pictures.* "I look horrible."

12. ...or a huge collection of selfies.

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13. You'd planned to make a video about your trip, showing how good it was even on your own, but you're too lazy to do it.

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14. When you left home, your friends made fun of you for travelling solo, and your grandma was just convinced you'd be lonely.

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15. Your mum wants you to be in constant contact, because she's heard horror stories about people travelling alone.

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16. You spent over a week carefully preparing a playlist to listen to during boring bus trips.

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17. You choose which bus ticket to get depending on whether they have on-board WiFi... otherwise you'd get so bored on your own.

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18. You spend all your data sharing experiences with your friends, because they're constantly checking in and making sure you're alright by yourself.

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19. And then when you're back home, your friends will remind you politely they've listened that same story 1001 times.

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20. You may sometimes feel a little unsafe on your own...

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21. But in the end every little thing worked out amazingly, even though you were alone.

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You made it, boy!