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When you purchase a round-the-world ticket for your girlfriend, and for a substantial amount of money, the worst thing that can happen is that you break up. However, in this situation which could have been disastrous for many travellers, Jordan Anaxi started an online campaign on popular website Reddit to search for someone to take his ex-girlfriend’s place.
His post began; “Reddit, I need your help. You see, in March I booked a fairly wicked trip around the world for this Christmas for my ex and I. While our relationship has come to a close, I am still planning on going on the trip and she is not (naturally). And because I hate the idea of a ticket around the world going to waste, I am looking for a Canadian named Elizabeth Gallagher who could use the ticket.”
Mr Anaxi’s round-the-world trip begins on December 21st of this year, with a flight from New York City to Milan. From here, the trip will take any willing participant with the correct nationality and name to Prague, Paris, Bangkok and New Delhi before heading back to Toronto on the 8th of January.Jordan continued; “Anyone familiar with the archaic system that is modern air travel will know that a name change on a ticket is damn near impossible. Moreover, the flights were purchased during a massive blow-up on Priceline and were frankly so cheap and on so many different airlines that they’re not worth the headache or money to cancel.”
Jordan doesn’t want anything in return. In fact, he’s set down a few ground rules for potential companions to follow; “I am not looking for anything in return. I am not looking for companionship, romance, drugs, a trade or to take selfies with you in front of the Christmas Market in Prague. If you feel compelled to toss me a couple hundred bucks, great. Really the only thing I ask for is that you enjoy this trip and that it bring you happiness. We can travel together and see some cool stuff – or not. I’m easy and have no problem with someone taking the tickets and doing their own thing (see ya on the plane!) Embracing the spontaneity or life is more my thing, though, so if you want to travel together (and are not an axe murderer) I’m likely game.”