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Simon’s Hostel Stalker

This story speaks to the true crime fanatic in me. The storyteller is one of my great friends, Simon. I met Simon through a pal that I worked with at Travel Joy Hostels (RIP) here in London. Simon and I bonded over our hostel living lives and our shared love of travel and I now consider him my token guy friend (I literally have no others). He is also the friend that I made sit with me in Holland Park while I held up THE SIGN. Simon’s story ...
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Harriet’s India Obsession

This next story was told with so much liveliness and energy that it might be one of my new favorites. As I was sitting in Holland Park, a group of friends walked by and caught site of my sign. Two of them stayed behind to see what the deal with the sign was while the rest continued on. The woman, who’s name is Harriet, mentioned that she had just returned from India three days earlier and I immediately wanted to know more. The questions ...
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Jonathan Tells the First Story

Here it is: the first story I heard from holding up the sign in Holland Park! So, as you read in the post about “The Sign”, this was the first story that any stranger had ever told me for my blog. As I was sitting there awkwardly with my sign, two guys walked past and did a double take. One of them nudged the other and told him to tell us a story! This was so exciting for me I nearly peed. The two of them walked over and we gave a quick ...
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The Origin of the Sign

There has been an idea developing in my mind for about half a year now. The original idea was to start a blog about the travelers I meet around the world. This was a simple idea where I would travel to super cool locations and have the guts to talk to the strangers staying at the same hostels or eating at the same restaurants and hear all about their amazing journeys. The longer the idea sat in my mind, the more it developed. I didn’t want ...
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Siyad’s Love Story

 Have you ever had a horrible Uber experience? Where you cannot understand the driver and they keep talking and you just want them to shut up and leave you in peace? Well, I experienced the complete opposite in my recent ride home from work. My Uber driver was HYSTERICAL! I seriously almost peed my pants from laughing. But I knew peeing on the seat would result in a huge fee from Uber, so I held it in. Our conversation started with the ...
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Bec Meets Ketut

Coming up with an idea of a blog is much easier than actually starting to write said blog. It’s tough working up the guts to walk up to a stranger in a foreign place and say, “Hey, you look cool. Tell me a story, please!” Eventually, that’s my goal. Give me a few glasses of wine and it will be easy-peasy! But, for now, I’ve decided to start close to home and talk with the first friend I made when I moved abroad about her Bali travel ...
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Annie Writes a Book

There are some people that come into your life and it feels as though they have been there the entire time. For me, Annie DelSignore is one of those people, and she came into my life through a weird app called Bumble BFF. She is pure inspiration to my life. Our friendship is less than a year old, but it’s clear that our wavelengths are constantly synced no matter how far the distance. I know many of you are probably wondering, “Huh…Bumble ...
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The Beginning

Remember that one blog I wrote with all those funny stories about a three year old and getting lost in London? Well, I’m back! I’ve had a new idea brewing in my head for a while now. Countless days have come and gone where I’ve stared at a blank Word document and chugged coffee after coffee, and I’ve finally reached a point of inspiration and started typing. So, I’d like to introduce you to my new attempt at a blog: Tales of Travelers. The ...
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