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Meet Alice, the newest member of Work & Volunteer's team!

Work & Volunteer's Newest Member! too

23 June 2014

Hello there! My name is Alice, and I’m from NSW Australia. I’ve recently graduated university and have just written my first blog post for Twin. I’ve only just begun working this week at Twin, as an Intern content writer. I love listening to people's travel stories, and sharing my own. Feel free to check out the post below!

The People You Meet on Your Travels

One of the things I love most about travelling is meeting new people. There’s something nostalgic about sharing a moment with someone you know you’ll probably never see again.

Earlier this year, I was sitting near the piers at Darling Harbour in Sydney, surrounded by crowds of people enjoying the late summer night. Completely lost in my own thoughts, I had one of these personal encounters of my own.

Sydney Opera House

He introduced himself as Franco, from Milan in Italy. He was a painter by day and worked as a pizza chef by night. On his way home from work, he usually liked to stop and talk to strangers. He’d been in Sydney for four months by that stage, and you could tell by the way he spoke that he really loved the place. He liked how people were so open and friendly; not something he was used to in Italy. It felt easy to be completely honest with him; in a way that I couldn’t be with friends or family. I suppose it’s because with strangers, they tend to really listen, as they don’t know anything about you to begin with, and are curious to get to know you. Franco is one of the best people I’ve met on my travels, but there have been many interesting others.

It doesn’t take much to get to know someone new on your travels either. The more you do it, the easier it gets.  Whether you are lost and need directions, or just want to get to know the locals better, all it takes is a little ‘hello.’ (Or ‘bonjour,’ ‘ciao,’ ‘hola’…)