To Tour Or Not To Tour? Independent Travel Versus Travelling With a Tour Group

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The last day of our one-week tour through Jordan – from my journal 11 October 2015: I haven’t slept well. I felt people in the group didn’t like me but they liked Don. I said to him it’s because I’m abrasive and I say what I think. He simply replied ‘that’s the difference’. I felt like I’d been slapped. There were a lot of early morning tears. It’s not that I say what I think, it’s the way I say it – and I realized that I believe I have to be abrasive just to be heard.

This next tour (Egypt) will be different I think. It feels as if the one we just did was practice for being with a group of people all the time. We’re both so very sensitive, but don’t show it, and try to compensate for it in different ways. This next tour I’ll practice…

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  1. A very honest article and I can feel you. I travelled with the group and the dynamic of the group is very important. My group was very small but with people of different age/background and ultimately with the different pace. We used to hold pre tour meetings which were opportunity for people to get to know each other before travels.

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