This one was probably the easiest to accomplish while traveling. You can’t travel solo and not make friends. You’re forced to make friends! ;) Anyway, my first friend of the trip is probably the most memorable as we’ve kept in contact through the rest of my journey. We had so many laughs through China and Japan. So many in fact, that I got an email several weeks later, including a list of “funny things that happened in Japan.” Yes, I’m now that person you saw in the corner of the Internet cafe, laughing hysterically.