Are you the type who makes friends while traveling? I’m a pretty reserved person and it takes me a while to be comfortable among strangers. But then, once I’m comfortable, I’m quite jovial.
I think, it takes practice to be comfortable enough to talk to strangers I’m traveling with in a group tour.
So, I did some practicing.
That wasn’t very successful as you can see. I tried again with these folks.
Alas, I was too slow. I was left eating dust! I’m not giving up. How about this guy?
Seriously though, taking a bit of effort to make friends while on tour could make a trip more fun. I found this out when I forced myself out of my shell on a trip to Turkey and initiated a conversation with a mother and daughter traveling together. There was another mother and daughter in our tour group and hubby and I made friends with them as well. We had a lot of fun.
I’m glad I let go a bit of my reserve on this trip. Hubby was surprised I was chatty. It was worth it. Our trip to Turkey was one of the most enjoyable, ever.
We and our travel friends hope to go on a tour together again someday.