They say true love happens when you least expect it… In this week’s Travel Talk, Simone from The Aussie Flashpacker reveals how she found love in a rather unexpected place.
That one time I fell in love with… The English Boy in a Brazilian Hostel!
A few years ago I was backpacking around America and South America with two of my best friends when we met an English and an Irish guy at a hostel we were staying in at Iguazu Falls in Brazil. Little did I know at that moment that I would fall in love with this English guy and that he would become the boy I am going to marry!
Love birds at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Dan (the English guy) and I hit it off immediately, and we met up numerous times over the next few months in Argentina, Bolivia, the Amazon and Peru (some planned and some by coincidence)! We became closer each time, and by the end he caught a 24 hour bus to meet up with me for a weekend before I flew home to Australia. Dan and I fell in love in South America, but being from opposite sides of the world we knew it was never going to be easy! We had a long distance relationship for six months whilst we worked, saved and I waited for my UK visa to be approved.
Fast forward almost two years and we have been happily living together in the UK and travelling every moment we get! A few months ago Dan proposed, and we are now making plans to hopefully return to Australia to settle next year. Sometimes we both have to pinch ourselves to realise just how lucky we are – what a crazy story it was and how perfectly things have worked out.
The holiday romance with the English boy from the hostel turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life! I do think that it was meant to be because they always say you’ll meet the love of your life when you are doing what you love. Dan and I love to travel and were at our happiest doing the thing we love to do most!
BIO: Hello! I’m Simone a twenty something Australia girl. I currently live in the UK with my fiancé Dan who I met in South America! My favourite thing in the world to do is travel & explore the world and I love to inspire others to travel and see the world through our luxury and adventure travel blog, The Aussie Flashpacker.