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    Due to caring responsibilities and lack of money I haven't even been to places like germany or spain, and everyone my age seems to have travelled a lot more places than me.

    Would you judge someone for not having travelled places? Because of my job a lot of my friends are older middle class people in their 30s and they often seem to look down on me or take the piss out of the fact I haven't travelled.
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    I wouldn't judge you for not travelling. But if you'd really like to you'd save up for it, right?
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    Lol that makes no sense; why on earth would somebody judge you for not traveling? Hahahaha it's not a crime!!
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    (Original post by Pharmaholic)
    Lol that makes no sense; why on earth would somebody judge you for not traveling? Hahahaha it's not a crime!!
    You got me
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    I wouldn't judge you for not travelling. But if you'd really like to you'd save up for it, right?
    I actually have some savings, it's the time thing too.

    Maybe it's because a lot of my friends are upper middle class. My family are well off though I dont have an inheritance like a lot of people I know, but the people I know are the left wing Islington types yet judge others on things like this!
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    (Original post by Pharmaholic)
    Lol that makes no sense; why on earth would somebody judge you for not traveling? Hahahaha it's not a crime!!
    People judge people for lots of things that arent crimes. See my last post to shawn. I guess living in London doesnt help because some people here are classist
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I actually have some savings, it's the time thing too.

    Maybe it's because a lot of my friends are upper middle class. My family are well off though I dont have an inheritance like a lot of people I know, but the people I know are the left wing Islington types yet judge others on things like this!
    You didn't go on family holidays growing up?
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    (Original post by cathrg26)
    You didn't go on family holidays growing up?
    Mostly went to the Netherlands and South Africa because we're originally Dutch and have family there. hence barely "anywhere"

    I have a first class degree from Warwick, I have been working most summers though
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Due to caring responsibilities and lack of money I haven't even been to places like germany or spain, and everyone my age seems to have travelled a lot more places than me.

    Would you judge someone for not having travelled places? Because of my job a lot of my friends are older middle class people in their 30s and they often seem to look down on me or take the piss out of the fact I haven't travelled.
    I'm in the same boat. I only started travelling quite late (23 onward). I've still got a long way to go before I would even be remotely considered as "well-travelled".

    Just go on a weekend away to European cities with a friend. It's how I started.
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    Stay pressed :rofl: and enjoy dem cards
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    I'm twenty and I've never been beyond Wales - like you, the money wasn't there and I'd like to think that's something you wouldn't judge someone on. At least - if someone were to judge me on that, I don't think that's the kind of person I'd want in my life regardless.
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    (Original post by acupofgreentea)
    I'm twenty and I've never been beyond Wales - like you, the money wasn't there and I'd like to think that's something you wouldn't judge someone on. At least - if someone were to judge me on that, I don't think that's the kind of person I'd want in my life regardless.
    Very good point

    TBF people my age whom I've met at uni and such never judged me for this so much even though Warwick had a lot of toffs who went on expensive "gap years", its mostly the people I work with now who are champagne socialist types and in their 30s anyway :nope:
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    (Original post by FranticMind)
    I'm in the same boat. I only started travelling quite late (23 onward). I've still got a long way to go before I would even be remotely considered as "well-travelled".

    Just go on a weekend away to European cities with a friend. It's how I started.
    Yeah I have a friend who wants to go to Turkey, Im not sure if it's safe everywhere right now though

    good luck :banana: Which cities did you start with?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Very good point

    TBF people my age whom I've met at uni and such never judged me for this so much even though Warwick had a lot of toffs who went on expensive "gap years", its mostly the people I work with now who are champagne socialist types and in their 30s anyway :nope:
    Yeah, on the open day at Warwick, I noticed a lot seemed to be middle class or above. On a side note - you went to Warwick? I'm desperately hoping to get an offer from them.

    And if they're going to judge, they're not worth your time, in my opinion. What a ridiculous thing to judge someone on. Also, like you said, they're in their thirties - you're in your early twenties, you have plenty of time.
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    I personally love travelling, but it's not for everyone. Meet some friends who like you for you
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    (Original post by acupofgreentea)
    Yeah, on the open day at Warwick, I noticed a lot seemed to be middle class or above. On a side note - you went to Warwick? I'm desperately hoping to get an offer from them.

    And if they're going to judge, they're not worth your time, in my opinion. What a ridiculous thing to judge someone on. Also, like you said, they're in their thirties - you're in your early twenties, you have plenty of time.
    I did Maths yes :yep: What are you applying for? Good luck!

    Good point some people are just cliquey!
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    (Original post by gagaslilmonsteruk)
    I personally love travelling, but it's not for everyone. Meet some friends who like you for you
    Nah Im gonna do it more this year, I want to tbh :banana:

    Any tips?
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    Nah Im gonna do it more this year, I want to tbh :banana:

    Any tips?
    I'll be fair, most of my travel has been localised. As in mainly in Europe, but that's because I specialise in European Languages. I heavily recommend the Netherlands, as while I don't speak the language of Dutch, it is an amazing country from start to end. France, also has some hidden gems. Avoid Paris like the plague, the best bits of France are not there but are rather in Lille, Le Mans, Lyon, Bordeaux and Strasbourg to name a few.

    Despite all the negative recent coverage about what happened over New Year's, Cologne is definetely an ace location too, and I need not mention Berlin. Berlin is just amazing. I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, but make sure you take one of the free tours that leave from Starbucks by the Brandenburg gate. You will not be disappointed.

    One place to avoid though - Luxembourg. It's not rough or violent or anything like that, but it is extremely boring! It's a tiny country with it's own language (French 2nd and German 3rd languages) which is sandwiched between the regions of Champagne-Ardenne (Northeastern France), Wallonia (the southern half of Belgium) and North Rhine-Westphalia (the West of Germany). The country itself is about the size of Manchester.
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    (Original post by gagaslilmonsteruk)
    I'll be fair, most of my travel has been localised. As in mainly in Europe, but that's because I specialise in European Languages. I heavily recommend the Netherlands, as while I don't speak the language of Dutch, it is an amazing country from start to end. France, also has some hidden gems. Avoid Paris like the plague, the best bits of France are not there but are rather in Lille, Le Mans, Lyon, Bordeaux and Strasbourg to name a few.

    Despite all the negative recent coverage about what happened over New Year's, Cologne is definetely an ace location too, and I need not mention Berlin. Berlin is just amazing. I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, but make sure you take one of the free tours that leave from Starbucks by the Brandenburg gate. You will not be disappointed.

    One place to avoid though - Luxembourg. It's not rough or violent or anything like that, but it is extremely boring! It's a tiny country with it's own language (French 2nd and German 3rd languages) which is sandwiched between the regions of Champagne-Ardenne (Northeastern France), Wallonia (the southern half of Belgium) and North Rhine-Westphalia (the West of Germany). The country itself is about the size of Manchester.
    thank you Did you interrail or go at separate times?

    My French is good because I've been to Paris etc. but I can't speak any other languages apart from Dutch (as I posted above my family is from there so I have been to the Netherlands ). Would this be a problem?
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    thank you Did you interrail or go at separate times?

    My French is good because I've been to Paris etc. but I can't speak any other languages apart from Dutch (as I posted above my family is from there so I have been to the Netherlands ). Would this be a problem?
    Not at all. It would irk people though if you had no knowledge of ANY other language, regardless or not if it's theirs.
 
 
 
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