I recently spent six months traveling around South America and had an absolute blast! I went to Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, where I saw amazing landscapes and beautiful, welcoming people. However, if you’re anything like me and travel within a specific budget, you know it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies!
I believe when you’re traveling on a budget, you automatically force yourself into situations you wouldn’t otherwise — and you should! Hey, I have nothing against people staying in all-inclusive five star hotels, they just don’t interact with the locals in the same way we do. It’s their loss.
The little things you treasure when you’re back home probably won’t be there when you travel. That full English breakfast, the bus leaving on time or even the hot showers will be just a distant dream.
But that’s exactly what you wanted — the different! If you’re expecting to find everything you have back home, you might as well travel in your own country! You want the language barriers and the laughter that comes with them. You want some uncomfortable experiences, because they’ll make you think about and value what you take for granted in your country.
In light of this attitude towards traveling, I’ll share with you the things that really got on my nerves when I was traveling around Peru, but at the same time, made me appreciate what I had back home.