HELP with friend!
posted 5th Jan
Hello guys, I need your help.
So the story goes like this: Me and two friends are thinking of having our own senior year trip. It's gonna be around Europe, perhaps. We were thinking of inter-railing, by train, from Barcelona - Paris - Rome. But the price would be over $1050. Obviously, we looked for other options and found a better one which is London - Paris - Rome at less than $750! This one, we'd go by plane. It would be easier, more confortable, quicker, and cheaper.
The thing is, one of my friends says she doesn't want to go in the plane because she feels like we're loosing adventure and freedom (what can have more freedom then three teenage girls alone in Europe?) Anyway.. Me and my other friend have said we have no way of paying for it, and we prefer the plane rides, much better, for the obvious reasons.
Who would pay more than $300 for adventure when we already have it? We both think it's completely unnecessary, plus, we're 21st century teens, and we LIKE flying on planes for 2-3 hours better than spending 12 hours inside a train.
How do we go about explaining it to her? I mean, hell yes, it might be her dream trip but like her, we have dream trips as well, and while I'm praying $1050, I could go to my dream trip which is NYC...
ANYWAYS, sorry for rambling.. but what should we do? We're completely lost for words to her because she seems to want it all her own way :/ We're suppose to be a group.. And if 2 people have valid arguments against 1.. I guess we should team up, right? Ahhh I don't know anymore
posted 5th Jan
I would flat-out tell her that if she has the extra money to shell out for the train, fine, but she'll be going alone.
Or just nicely explain to her that you're not trying to be difficult and "gang up" on her, but you really can't afford the extra cost and you'd like to travel more economically so then you have more money to spend on your trip! I think you could use that extra money to actually experience Europe rather than sitting on a train.