Today’s Topic: Worst Experiences!
1) What do you hate the most about traveling?
I hate repacking my backpack. The moment I get to a hostel (or any other kind of accommodation), things come flying out of my bag as I rush to see my surroundings. It’s like this everyday. Things- clothes, toiletries, shoes, books, towels, etc.- almost never return into the backpack until the day I have to leave. As you can imagine, it’s a never-ending game of hunting, gathering, and reorganizing.
2) Is there any situation you try to avoid when traveling?
The most important situations I try to avoid are getting robbed, physically harmed, or going to jail.
3) How do you avoid that situation?
Well, as I regularly travel by myself, I tend to avoid going out by myself late at night in areas where the crime rate is high. I keep a watchful eye out, am aware of my surroundings, am super careful with my valuables, and always think about what I would do if something were to happen. This usually prevents being robbed or harmed, but there are never any guarantees. As for the jail part, I try to stay as far away from police as I can, and also learn the country’s laws beforehand so I don’t end up with the death penalty.
4) Cruise/Flights/Bikes/Cars/Bus – which is your least favorite way of traveling?
I love being in motion, so most modes of transportation are just fine with me. However, until recently, I was petrified of motorcycles. Being in Vietnam and Thailand forced me to face that issue, since it’s the most practical way to get where you need to go. Still, I have a lot of respect for how much damage riding motorcycles can cause. They don’t call them “organ donors” for no reason.
5) What is your worst experience while traveling?
2 thoughts on “Travel Talk Tuesdays 4/8: Worst Travel Experiences”
omg evn those situations that are mom-friendly sound intense!!! so glad u came out okay! i’m the same way with repacking my bags. It just feels like my bag explodes around the hotel room and I only sort thru the wreckage when I need to check out!
Thanks, Diana! Yes, those mom-friendly experiences were very scary, indeed. My mom only found out about them by accident- she actually read a couple of my interviews, which I hadn’t expected! I’m glad I survived, as well. Now I can travel and write even more! 😀
It makes me happy that you can identify with my bag-exploding issues. Why does it seem that everyone else’s bags are so neat and tidy? How do they do it?! I just don’t understand. Maybe someone can write a manifesto on keeping your backpack and belongings in order when there’s just no reason to! 😉