In late January, I went on a weekend trip to Jogjakarta, Indonesia, with a bunch of people from Couchsurfing. I knew one person properly, one person I’d met briefly before, and the others were total and complete strangers. Umm, what? Why did I, who have always preferred to travel solo, suddenly decide to travel with other people?
Simple. Sheer desire to visit Borobudur and no time like then. Didn’t even have to apply for leave. Left on Friday evening, back on Sunday night. Easy peasy. And to my surprise my travel mates were actually cool. All of them. Even this one girl who I pre-judged for looking like a snob. She did turn out to be a bit snobbish but not so severely that we haven’t hung out a number of times since then. Look at me, making friends!