I was a little nervous about traveling on my own, but everyone I speak with that’s done it has had such wonderful things to say about that aspect so I’m ready to go. To ease the transition I’m staying in a hostel in Hong Kong and I’ve met such wonderful people at every turn.
Update: That experience in Hong Kong turned out to be the rule, not the exception. I quickly learned how easy it is to make friends when you’re traveling -shared experiences, cultural interests, intellectual curiosity, diverse perspectives from around the world. Sign me up!