10 Things I Hate About Traveling

When you check your Facebook friends’ latest pics and imagine they had an amazing trip, you have to remember you’re not seeing the whole picture! People tend to show only the good side of their lives and travels.

But the truth can be ugly — you might not have seen the allergic reactions, the scams or the relentless mosquitoes that plagued their journey. You’ll find out firsthand once you visit the same place!

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    I love traveling, but very rarely is it a 100% stress-free experience. This is not a bad thing though, because as they say, you’re more likely to remember the worst part of your trip — and they usually become your best travel stories!

    After traveling for quite a long time — eight years on and off — I’ll tell you the things I hate the most while I’m on the road:

    1. Bedbugs

    I’ve only had one encounter with these blood sucking little monsters — and one was enough! Nowadays, every time I check in to my new room, I do a quick check, just to be on the safe side.

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    I went to Bath a couple of years ago with my fiancée to celebrate our anniversary and stayed at a cute little cottage. I woke up and found a dead bug with some blood marks on the sheet, but somehow didn’t give it too much attention — I didn’t know what I was dealing with then.

    As I went back home, the bites started itching. First I thought it was some sort of allergic reaction, but after counting the 30+ bites, I knew what had happened. We had become their dinner party — not cool!

    Always check the reviews and rooms and remember: if they are there, get out, it’s a lost war!

    2. Checking In Luggage

    To be honest, this is not part of my life as I travel in a very minimalistic way — roughly eight kilos including my laptop — but every time I have to check in my bags, I get annoyed!

    I’ve had friends who had their luggage sent to a different country and had to spend a fair bit of money in order to have clean clothes for a few days. And every time I travel with people with checked bags, I have to wait for them as they have to collect their belongings from the luggage carousel — and sometimes it takes ages!

    Also, if you’re traveling with low-cost companies, you’re probably going to pay an insane amount just to have your bags checked in — not for me.

    3. Getting Sick

    If getting sick at home is already a big pain in the neck, imagine if you’re on the road! When you have a companion to take care of you, it’s easier, but if you’re by yourself, it can be quite depressing.

    I remember once in Jaisalmer, India, where my brother and I got hit by an ungodly stomach bug — it was a horrible experience. When your day consists of frequent trips to the toilet and humongous tummy cramps, you start respecting clean food a lot more.

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