6 Responses

  1. JohnB
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    This post is why, I follow your blog. This story shows personality and heart. You have provided valuable info here. I don’t need to see another pic of a hotel room, that I probably will never stay in. I need experience info, so I will be prepared for my own trip.

  2. Dumammy
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    I think when people ask you that question they are actually talking about being scared. I think the media, politicians and people who don’t travel feed this fear. Your fear (and maybe your using a different definition) is natural doing something new, potentially exciting, and out of comfort zone. Anxiety, nervousness, would be common when I’m going somewhere, but offset with anticipation and the journey.
    Currently travelling through Turkey (a little droll on Thanksgiving) leaving with my wife for Côte d’ voice, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equitorial Guinea, Gabon before heading back to Europe including spending time in both Paris and Brusseels.
    Can’t wait!

  3. Ryan
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    AGree with @JohnB! You just have to press on through the hesitations, the uncertainties, and enjoy the experience! I’ve also ordered things where I really didn’t know for sure what it was, but it always turned out at least okay and sometimes really delicious!

  4. FreeTravelGuys
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    Some of my best experiences in Japan last month were walking into places where I could tell not a single diner spoke English and I had to take pictures of the dishes on the window so I could show the waitress. What’s the point of traveling if you don’t do that?
    I’m Cuban, born and raised. Glad you enjoyed my country!

  5. mbh
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    A lot has to do with age, gender, and fitness. When I was younger and fit (and, admittedly a little naive ) I was a relatively fearless traveler. Now, mid-fufties, partially disabled, and a little wiser (and still female), I am much more cautious about where I travel. Since I travel alone, I have to be careful and, sadly, there are just a few places I cannot go.

  6. Sahir Siddiqui
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    I always have a nervous excitement before going somewhere new. Not fear. But some nervous energy that may keep me up a bit the night before, perhaps. And then there’s the exhilaration when you get through just fine, or the hilarity (which you only get later) when there’s a fail!