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Friends you meet on the road, gone but not forgotten

Anyone who has travelled a lot or done the working nomad thing will have probably met many great friends on the road. This is one of the high points of travel and has certainly opened up my mind.

For instance I recently met a guy from Zimbabwe who certainly gave me an insight into his country that you would not see on CNN or the BBC. I have met people from all corners of the globe and feel very privileged that working remotely has allowed me to do this for so long.

The downside is the intense friendships you have knowing that the person or yourself is moving on somewhere else. After two years I have grown a little frustrated with this to be honest. You almost get into a state where temporary friends become the norm.

I think it might also have a negative effect on a persons ability to maintain longer term relationships but that is just a hunch of mine.

As you know my situation has changed and I am now in a house share with people that live and work in Auckland rather than just passing through and I am lucky enough to be somewhere with a great bunch of people. Being stationary is also enthusing me to get on with work.

So I would be interested in how other people feel about this. It is just as relevant to people that have just travelled as well.