This Montage Monday is dedicated to all the wonderful friends I made while traveling abroad! It is with them that I have some of the best travel memories possible!
|Getting down and dirty in Jordan’s Dead Sea|
I was extremely grateful to have met these nice people while I was traveling solo in Jordan. We had a blast discovering Amman and trying to find respite from the sweltering heat together. Not only did they make my days incredibly awesome, it was also nice to not have to travel around by myself. Those people aren’t kidding, the Middle East isn’t the easiest place for a woman on her own!
|Instant friends in Istanbul|
It’s rare that once in awhile, when and where you least expect it, you meet a kindred spirit. Someone who just seems to click with you. When I first arrived in Istanbul, I didn’t know anyone and I was feeling quite lonely in a very foreign place. In breezes Assiye with her charm and wit. We became instant friends and I can attribute many of my fond memories and deep love for Istanbul to Assiye. Seni çok özledim!
|Boardgames in Vietnam|
Matt and I met Jessica and Rico in Nha Trang, Vietnam. It was fun for Matt and I to interact with another couple and we had a fun-filled few days renting motorbikes and exploring the countryside, going out for dinner and playing boardgames. We ran into Jessica and Rico a couple more times before they left Vietnam and each time, we were all smiles and grins!
|Making friends in Pisco, Peru|
I traveled to Peru in 2008 on my own, my first official solo trip! I was pretty excited about it and felt so empowered in Peru. I was making my way around, using my Spanish, all on my own! But it was pretty lonely too. Luckily, after my first two nights, I met a lovely bunch of guys in Pisco: Rob from UK and Rune and Niklas from Denmark. We all hit it off immediately over a game of pool at our hostel and went out for many a pisco sour that same night. I ended up traveling with them for the next few days before we all parted ways. It was a great few days and we all still keep in touch. In fact, when I went to Copenhagen the following year, I met up with Rune and Niklas again!
|One year later, Copenhagen!|
Have you ever made some wonderful friends on your trips abroad that you still keep in contact with?
© Connie Hum 2011