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Old 09-01-2005, 07:33 AM   #21
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Hi Hollz,
I'm 21 and about to go solo for 2 months in europe and incredibly, my mum doesn't have a problem with it. You know why? I just got back from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos alone (while she worried constantly). A baptism of fire works well.

At college we used to call it the "pregnancy technique". Goes something like this:
"hi mum. guess what? i'm pregnant..."
"What?!"
"just kidding... [insert lesser bad news here]"

Sorry, shouldn't be flippant about your dilemma. But I think it may be partly just a matter of them getting used to the idea. Be strong!

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Old 11-26-2005, 07:32 AM   #22
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i am really wanting to go backpacking but i only have 11 months and $1000 AUD so far.. so i'm gonna work these holidays but my QUESTION BEING --- is it fine for a 17 y.o girl backpacker to be alone in Barcelona (that sounding the best place for me)? I wanna just go wherever I end up thou as well but my parents are very against it but HAHA TO THEM but i would like to tell them something convincing...??
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Hollz, i too will be in Europe this summer from May-Late june. The original plan was for 2 cousin's and/or a friend to come alone with me but who knows, i'm pretty excited to go it alone if it doesn't work out. Althought my itinerary isn't quiet set yet i will definetly be in France and germany from may 22-June 12, then i'm most likely going to hit up spain, switzerland or just travel the UK and Ireland. I'm leaving out of London as well so let me know what you have in mind. Maybe a meet-up or we could just share advice and help each other with convincing arguments. PM me if you have interest.

In the meantime just get as much information as you can to your parents and show them success stories. your 23 and i'm sure you know somebody who has done Europe, maybe bring them over and have them sit down and answer your parents concerns?

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