Ware woman who has been on seven solo holidays without partner enjoys living ‘spontaneous’ lifestyle

A woman from Ware enjoys living a “spontaneous” lifestyle as she has experienced seven solo holidays without her partner this year. Christina Patel, 30, from Ware, has been with her partner for four-and-a-half-years.

During their relationship, the couple have experienced several holidays together but – due to his teaching job – Christina regularly chooses to jet off abroad while her partner is at home. Last year, the Ware couple had two trips together compared to Christina’s five which she experienced on her own.

Christina – a recruiter – has been informed by many people that her relationship is “unconventional”. However, the Ware lady explains that her partner is “understanding” with her dreams to travel, SWNS reports.

She said: “My partner is a school teacher so we can only go away together in school holidays. He knew what he was getting himself into – within our first four months of dating I had five trips booked and one of them was a month-long trip to South America.

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“Sometimes people will say ‘your poor boyfriend is home alone do you not feel guilty having fun without him?’. I mainly get those comments from the older generation or people who hold really traditional values. I am very lucky that my partner is very understanding about it and knows I love to travel.”

Christina made her way over to south-east Asia at 22-years-old and has revealed has not stopped travelling since. This year, the Ware lady has taken a trip to seven countries and none of them have been with her partner.

She said: “I love travelling; it is that feeling of freedom and having different adventures everyday. I love meeting new people and trying new foods – it is a combination of those things. It is very different from being at home, waking up, going to work, then sleeping. I like the spontaneous lifestyle.”

Christina expressed that her partner is “very understanding” as he works as a school teacher, which means he is only available at particular times of the year. She can be very spontaneous and book a holiday just a week before she is due to go.

She continued: “We do have a holiday in August booked and a few weekends booked together. I think if I was with someone who couldn’t travel with their job and was not understanding of my love of travelling it just wouldn’t work – I am very lucky.

“Most of the stuff I do I book on a whim, when it is the school holidays I will make sure we plan together but apart from that I am a last-minute booker. When I tell him I am going away he is like ‘ok fair enough’ he will come back from work and I will tell him how I will be going away next week and he is used to it.”

List of Christina’s solo holidays in 2023:

  • Barbados
  • USA
  • Nicaragua
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka

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