• My bad trip - I wanted a romantic jaunt. I got a kidnapping and a breakup

    13 days ago - By The Guardian

    I was naive and underprepared when I agreed to go backpacking around South America with my boyfriend Follow the My bad trip series When I was 21, my older boyfriend suggested it might be “cool” to backpack around South America. I naively jumped at the chance of a romantic trip. Getting kidnapped, robbed and dumped wasn't exactly what I envisioned. In my youthful arrogance, I hadn't done much planning, nor learned the language. I figured we'd just work out the details together as we went. Then he decided that, as the higher earner, he could afford a longer trip. He headed off and I was to...
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