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  1. Maria Falvey
    9/27/2011

    Tip: Take something off your itinerary and stay put for a week or two longer than you’d planned.  If nothing else you’ll ‘decompress’ and feel more energetic in the end. 

    • Anonymous
      10/1/2011

      Itinerary? I dont have one anymore :-S

  2. Canuck31
    10/1/2011

    Find a quiet place with good coffee and read the newspaper cover to cover. You’ll be reminded of all the good, bad and ugly in the world and thank your lucky stars that you’re reading the paper in some far off land! :)

    • Anonymous
      10/1/2011

      I tried that in Madrid, but its hard when I can only understand the pictures :-D

  3. Annie Snz
    10/2/2011

    You can stay in Spain for 3 months  if you want. I think you can stay in most of the countries for  90 days just with a visitor visa. And afterwards you can extend your visa other 3 months. So, total is 6 months.

    I totally understand you are tired of travelling. I think that happen to everyone.  The coolest thing, for me, it is to stay in a place for a long while, and then change when i am bored of this place..but if you find love on the road..and you like it..why not to stay there for a while until you get tired of?

    • Anonymous
      10/2/2011

      the love moved :(

    • 10/12/2011

      Not on an Australian passport he can’t you can only stay 90 days in Schengen zone (total ie most of Europe) within 6 months. 

      • Anonymous
        10/12/2011

        Lis is right Annie. I am VERY aware of the Schengen rules. I am amazed at how many young travellers I meet these days have no clue. I usually give them a few links or explain a little, and at the end they just say “oh, well I guess I’ll just pretend I don’t know”.

  4. 10/12/2011

    I like this post.

    I’ve definitely suffered a fair amount of “travel burnout.” That’s why I’m staying put in Berlin. And why I did I stayed in Israel for 4 months. And why I spent a month in Jerusalem. And why I stayed in Bangkok for most of my month in Thailand. And so on and on. I’ve found it’s a lot more fun (for me, anyways) to stay in place longer. And it’s definitely more fun to find love when you’re in the same place all the time!

    • Anonymous
      10/12/2011

      Hi Adam, yes I think you have a valid point there. It’s definitely more comforting having somewhere to call your own for a little while, instead of relying on campsites/hostels/couchsurfing and moving constantly. I’m loving that I can unpack in Madrid at the moment.

      • 10/12/2011

        After living out of a backpack for so long, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of emptying your backpack out completely!

  5. Mr X.
    12/22/2011

    Just remember how silly what you are saying sounds to someone sitting in the states, on a couch at night, noticing how late it is getting, and who is already dreading getting up to go to work tomorrow. Get up to take a shower, shave, shirt and tie, commute, grumpy people with problems, more grumpy people, a quick lunch, more grumpy people, commute… And it all stats over the next day… 9 to 5 jobs are no fun.

    Find a place to stay a while, relax, and be thankful.   

    • Yeah, I did just that. I stayed put in Madrid for 3 months and learnt how to speak some Spanish. Recharged, and ready to go again.

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