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The Lowdown on Hooking Up Abroad - Wayfaring

The Lowdown on Hooking Up Abroad

Every niche has its sex scene. College and university, at the office, in work and obviously in clubs, pubs and bars. They are all catalysts to the young person going home (or elsewhere) with someone or not.

The sex scene of the backpacker and wayfarer is of no exception. Here are 8 reasons why….

1.     Exposure

You meet new people practically everywhere you go. Every attraction, museum and hostel. You essentially may even have to choose who you go back with.


2.     The Language Barrier

You don’t speak much of each other’s language.  It’s exotic. You both have a curiosity to experience each other’s cultures and explore your curiosities of one another … is it true what they say about Brazilian women? Is it true what they say about Italian men?


3.     The Scenery

Beautiful mountains, a great sandy white beach, the ruins of Rome and tons more places around the world. These places you planned to go to all year along with the spontaneous excursions to rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Your already spiritually heightened, your senses already running wild.


4.     Solo Travel

If you’re solo traveling, you probably have spent a lot of time alone already. Within airports, overnight trains, long bus journeys etc. You now long for companionship… and perhaps you’ve even built up some sexual tension that you need to release.



5.     Anonymity

You can start all over again, the first impression is yours for the making. You can be (albeit pretending) who you want to be. Essentially you can lie and get away with it. You don’t have any background story that you need to tell. Most importantly you don’t have friends, family or colleagues who can say something to dash all hopes of getting laid.



6.     Romance

Much like the scenery, you are often surrounded by the beauty of the world, you find yourself in these amazing romantic scenes. Only now, you want to share them. There will be a background story to it, such as the food you’ve shared in India, the motorcycle you rode together in Thailand or the hammock you shared in Belize.



7.     Like-mindedness

You both travel, you can talk of the places you’ve been, the places you are going. You already share ‘fate’ by being from around the world, in the same place, at the same time.



8.     Fleeting Meeting

No-strings sex is available if you want it. You may never have to see this person ever again. You come and go… no pun intended… OK a little bit. This also means that you lose your inhibitions and are able to experiment with no repercussions of the morning after.


This is not all to say that meaningful relationships aren’t forged from travel. In fact, on the contrary, I know many couples who have been together for years and married with children from meeting abroad. It is also false to say that an existing relationship cannot be sustained should one of you go traveling abroad, just as much as you both having separate jobs in an office. This article is just to illustrate that if you want it… you can get it.



Irrespective of the person or place, one should proceed into the world of holiday love with caution because before you know it, in a blink of an eye you’ll be longing to be back there like waking from a dream.



But whatever you get up to on your travels, be safe.