I feel like I haven’t been travelling for a while so today I wanted to rant and tell you 8 things I hate about travelling. Yes, I do talk about how fantastic travelling is and yes I do try my best (at times) to show the glitz and glamour of travelling.
When you cut all the bullshit with the packing, planning, waking up early, getting interrogated at the airport and have done the flight! Let’s be real and honest with our readers, and say that travelling can/is sometimes exhausting and isn’t always glitz and glamorous as we all show you.
Today want to focus around on the not, so glamours part of travelling. The things people don’t tend to show you on their socials.
Things I Hate About Travelling
I hate this checking-in with an absolute passion! It’s a difficult one because if you don’t check-in, you ain’t going nowhere! And if you forget to check-in, you might face a penalty (only budget airlines do this)! You can’t win – honestly!
I hate having to put liquids in a plastic bag so they can be checked. Don’t get me wrong I understand why it has to be done, but 7.5/10 I am always the girl that gets stopped. I remember travelling to Singapore to Australia. This was when I lived in Singapore, on arrival, Australia had me unpacking my suitcase and answering a million questions. I was close to having a real melting point!
It gets worst.
On my way back to Singapore, they managed to find my mac foundation, which was more than 120ml!! – guess what they took that from me and flung it in the bin! I was heartbroken! Can you imagine living in an Asian country and not being able to find your foundation colour because it’s not catered for in that part of the world!
Last year I did a long haul flight and realised how much I don’t very much like stopover flights. Yes, they are useful to cut costs or explore another country, but when they have no wifi, this can be extremely testing! Read this – 5 Things You Should Know When Taking A Stopover Flight
The lack of sleep
This is one dislike I have on my day trips. I get so nervous that I will miss my flight that I don’t sleep! Day trips usually consist of a coach leaving the house at 3/4 am, and a plane from Stanstead Airport at around 6/8 am!
The fear of losing your passport….
Oh my gosh, the fear of losing my passport always scares me! I will check before I leave my flat. Check again when I’m at the lift. Check again when
I get into my uber. Then check when I get on the coach. I will check when I get to the airport. I will basically check and check again until I am sure I have seen it!
Flight delays can irk my soul, especially if you are only doing a day visit. I have experienced several delays in my time. The worst was with AirAsia on my travels in Asia.
Honestly, flight delays can ruin your whole day and disrupt plans you have put in place for your travel journey!
The whole planning of the trip
Planning a trip can be quite stressful, especially if you haven’t been to the country before. Trying to figure out what you should go and miss out when you get to the country can be hard work.
Luckily we have social media, which allows the hard work to be taken off.
Coming back home
Don’t get me wrong sometimes I can be away and miss home. I felt this a lot when I was a student in Singapore.
What I’ve noticed about myself when travelling is that I am so carefree. I’m prepared to take risks you know climb mountains, go sky scuba diving.
When I’m back in the UK, I become this senseless robot that has to pick up from where I left and continue with the same old basic ishh!
Sigh, I think this was quite a depressing post. Not all my post are like that I promise! travelling isn’t always glitz and glamorous as people on the socials make it out to be!