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Using a travel agency as a solo traveler = cheaper & less lonely?

Old Jun 22nd, 2024, 04:27 PM
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After getting my train from Munich to Salzburg delayed with 50 minutes in Germany (DB) which caused me a nervous breakdown and I didn't go at all so I lost the money.

Why would a 50 minute delay cause a nervous breakdown? And one random rude bus driver is enough to turn you off public transport? I don't get it.

S**t happens. You roll with the punches or stay home.

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Old Jun 22nd, 2024, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Melnq8
After getting my train from Munich to Salzburg delayed with 50 minutes in Germany (DB) which caused me a nervous breakdown and I didn't go at all so I lost the money.

Why would a 50 minute delay cause a nervous breakdown? And one random rude bus driver is enough to turn you off public transport? I don't get it.

S**t happens. You roll with the punches or stay home.
+1 Melnq8.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 12:59 AM
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Because I was stuck in Germany instead of visiting a country with a far more pleasant vibe again.

Yes, yes I mean group travel with transfers included so I ideally don't have to rely on public transport.

My train was late with 2 hours few days ago. What was supposed to be a 4 hour trip between Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia ended up being 6 hours. 11 hours wasted in traveling if I count from the time I checked out from my hostel to the time I arrived in Sofia. I'm no longer using BDZ, the Bulgarian railways ever again lol.

Traveling solo and staying in hostels are often glorified while in reality they more often than not suck. I've had more delays and things not going according to plan on my solo trips than when traveling with a group tour. I guess I just have better luck traveling with groups.

If 90% of my solo trips include delays or frustrations of some kind, and almost none of the group trips I was on had delays I take it as a sign that group travel is just luckier for me.
The only good solo trips I've had were to lands I feel a strong soul connection to from the moment I step into: Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary. That feeling has never appeared in any other country I've been to, including my birth one, so I'd rather stick to solo trips only to the aforementioned. Everything else plus new locations would be with a group tour.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 03:33 AM
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Well I’m glad we clarified that. What you actually meant was “ Group Travel”.

Just so you know, not all solo travellers stay in hostels.
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Old Jun 23rd, 2024, 05:24 AM
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Still curious why you didn't continue on to Salzburg after the 50 minute delay. You could have caught the next train, no? There are 40 direct trains a day from Munich to Salzburg.
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Old Jun 24th, 2024, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Bokhara2
Well I’m glad we clarified that. What you actually meant was “ Group Travel”.

Just so you know, not all solo travellers stay in hostels.
Yeahn I know. Still, IMHO touristy places like Venice are always enjoyed more in a group or with your SO. Non-toursity ones like Trieste are better for solo travels.
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