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To think it's not 'travelling' or 'finding yourself' if you're spending your days having cocktails in 5* hotels?,

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Umlauf Wed 30-Jan-13 11:00:50

Best friend (very privileged girl but rather naive) got fed up of her well paid but dull job and decided to jack it in and go travelling for 6 months to find herself and learn about the wider world. I encouraged her because i think it's a fantastic thing to do, especially as she is very naive about society and money in general, and doesn't understand why everyone's parents can't just buy them a house/Bugatti/horse/spa membership.

Now she is on Facebook daily checking in at luxury hotels in Asia, describing the beautiful long days relaxing by the pool with all-inclusive cocktails! Just had a long phone call where she has told me she really understands the Thai culture now... She has been in Bangkok 3 days and not left the hotel because it's just too comfortable! Sounds incredible but... AIBU to get a bit annoyed with how she keeps referring to it 'going travelling to find herself?!'

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 30-Jan-13 14:53:53

I always find it a bit weird when people think that you have to go and live in a shithole somewhere to get any benefit out of going to a different place.

Sounds like she is having a fab time.

If she is so grateful, why don't you suggest that as a thank-you she could pay for you to join her for a week at the end of her trip? grin

KellyElly Wed 30-Jan-13 15:44:21

That is how I would like to 'find myself' grin

Pagwatch Wed 30-Jan-13 16:01:05

I want to travel in luxury.
If 'real' travelling involves shitting in a bucket I am happy to call it something else. I shall say I am occupying a posh foreign room in future.

Pigsmummy Thu 31-Jan-13 12:37:37

To be fair if she is naive and loaded she is best placed to stay in the hotel before she becomes a victim of every scam going! Leave her in peace and next time she calls swerve the call if it annoys you?

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