Making friends when travelling is very common. You meet other travelers and share your stories and experience. The friendship is blooming throughout your trip. However, it dies down once the trip is over. Or, you make friends with the host during your travel. However, you let your friendship withered once the travel is over. Thus, lots of people consider friendship made during a trip as temporary. However, it is not always the case.
Making long lasting friendship during a trip
During travel, finding people who have similar state as you is highly possible especially if your destination is popular. However, making long lasting friendship is not easy. You need to build it during and after the trip. Here are things you can do to make friends during a trip and keep it intact after the trip is over.
Build the connection
First thing first, you have to build the connection. It is not that difficult to make friends during a trip as long as you are considerate both to your fellow travelers and your hosts. You don’t want to make friends with someone rude or too unruly. You have to have manner to make yourself and the others comfortable. Being considerate is also a way to show respect to others.
Try to be more independent during your trip
Don’t rely too much on your hosts to accommodate everything you need. If you can do things by yourself then do it without asking help too often to the others. If you want to make friends with your hosts during a trip, being independent guest will benefit you and them. Keep in mind that there might be things unorganized and your hosts are not capable to help or fix your problems. Do not blame them immediately. Instead, find any other alternatives to overcome your problems. They will respect your more when you do it.
Try not to make a mess during your stay
You may share your room with another traveler to cut down your budget. It means you have to be more considerate by leaving no rubbish or making a mess. Remember that your fellow travelers are not your personal maids. You cannot just expect them to clean after your mess. Keep the room clean and tidy to make yourself and the others stay comfortable. It is not hard to do when you have habits of cleaning up after yourself. Not to mention that this will less the burden of your hosts when cleaning your room.
Be more considerate in using any facilities provided by your hosts
For example, take only necessary times to shower. don’t take extra-long shower when it is not necessary. It may fluctuate your host’s power bills. Even if you stay at their place by paying, you still have to be responsible in using any facility. It is highly recommended to treat the facilities like your own to raise the sense of responsibilities. You don’t want your water supply to run out so don’t take unnecessary long shower.