you travel so far from yourself that you feel you are newly alone on the planet. whether solely in your mind and actions, or in physical geolocation. we all have to get away from it all once in a while, and isn't it odd, perhaps your neighbor is doing exactly the same.
and then you meet strangers in a far off land, and they're familiar with where you're from. they may not entirely know you, but they know the streets you have walked, the foods you enjoy, and the isms that are your isms as well.
when you try to escape yourself, you eventually realize that you will always be present in your mind, in your body, and that realization is integral to learning, growing, and expanding your world.
plan an excursion, near or far, and make a checklist of things to do, things to see, and things to eat.