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Old 03-17-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default just bought my ticket. backpacking to europe solo for the first time!

hi everyone,
would love to get some input from people who have travelled to europe solo. especially women.
im heading to london in may. (for 3 weeks) planning to spend most of my time in london and paris..and probably barcelona. can anyone suggest good ways to meet people, not be lonely etc?
im not really a tour-person. but can anyone reccomend good tours, group activities...or other advice on connecting with people?
thanks!
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Ive never done any tours or anything like that. But a great way to meet people is in hostels!

Will you be hostelling? You will meet alot of other travellers and probably end up sight seeing with them etc...
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Hey, congrats on purchasing your ticket!

Hang around in the communal areas of your hostel, and you're bound to pick up some buddies!!
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congratulations!! The ticket is the best part of pre planning. i wont be in london untill august. you have an itinerary planned out? or are ya just gonna go with the flow?
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congrats it must feel good =) you're gonna have a hell of a time!!!! Like for most things, there's no time like the first time you do something =)
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Congrats and good luck!

As a woman, you should have noooooo problem meeting people in hostels, especially hanging out in common areas. You'll be fine Good luck and have fun!
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