I am wanting to broaden my horizons and se the world a little, so in September I am hoping to travel to China .. The problem is, I'm going alone! I was searching Google for people who travel alone, and I came across the greatness of hostels. The only thing that bothers me with travelling alone is getting lonely, but I have been reading that many people travel alone, and meet friends in hostels and other places where travelers hang out. Is it easy to make friends? & not just for a quick conversation, I mean people who will join you in seeing the sights, and going out at night. Anyone here done any backpacking?