velvet escape’s ‘Lone Traveller’ series (7)

Things to do when you’re travelling alone: take your own picture
If you haven’t done this before, maybe because it looks silly (ok, I admit, it does look silly), get over it and give it a go. Turn the camera around, point it at yourself and snap! It’s great fun and you’d be surprised how well some of the pictures turn out. If you’re on your own, it’s also a great way to strike up a conversation with someone…. the sight of anyone fumbling with a camera desperately trying to take a “I’ve been here, done that” picture will not go unnoticed. You’ll be getting offers of help in no time! 🙂 One note of caution: choose an honest-looking person or get ready to make a dash… just in case your helper decides to run off with your camera.

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5 Responses to “velvet escape’s ‘Lone Traveller’ series (7)”

  1. velvet 09/04/2009 3:11 pm

    Hi Gray,
    Thanks for your comment. Great to hear there’s something out there called an XShot. The things people invent! Brilliant!

    Best regards,

  2. Gray 09/04/2009 2:32 pm

    This is the one thing I have not been able to bring myself to do, and I regret it, because I have no pictures of me traveling! I need to either start asking people to take my picture or get an XShot–it’s like a monopod that allows you to extend your camera away from yourself to take your picture more easily than the “arm stretch” maneuver.

  3. velvet 16/03/2009 11:58 am

    Hi Yoan, thanks for your suggestion. Lots of people travel as a couple or in groups. With the Lone Traveller articles, my aim is to encourage travelling alone by highlighting the benefits and how much fun it can be. In the future I might start a series on travelling as a couple or in a group, maybe something like the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’. Cheers!

  4. yoan 16/03/2009 10:47 am

    hua…ha..ha.ha.h.a..ha….-^_^-i like this article very much cos i have done that many time to my self, not silly thing i though. Mmm………btw why u also not put some article about “group traveler” beside “lone traveler”, so the reader can compare it plus and minus thing we can get from lone and group traveler, bside all ur story always amusement me, thx sir
    best regard
    –Yoan the dreamer–
    ur fans


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