So I’ve probably covered some of these points in my ‘Airport Annoyances’ post I wrote a while ago but as I’ve just returned from my 6th destination of 2018 so far, I noted a few more things I hate about travelling.
Packing is actually something I despise. I never know what to bring, so I bring options, then my bag is overweight, then I get anxious that I still have to pack make up and toiletries. What has been a saviour is packing cubes, which help me organise my clothing and save space in my case.
Read more: Musings: To Pack, My Ultimate Packing List
Queueing for security, check in, for boarding, for your transfer. As a Brit, I do wonder how much of my life I’ve spent in a queue already. If I had my own airport, the only queue there would be is for the onsite spa.
*See above points
Sometimes the check-in desk can be a little daunting for me, because of queues and if I’m still panicking that my bag is overweight. If you’re lucky the person behind the desk might overlook it, but I’ve also been in situations where I’ve had to repack. Not only that, if you’re travelling with a group, someone is most likely to be late, add that on with queues and you’ll be sprinting with the airport to catch your flight.
*Again see the above point about packing
Checking out is something I dread as I have a habit of visiting the mini-bar and using the phrase ‘Just charge it to my room’. I think that embodies exactly what I’m like whilst travelling, chilled and happy to spend a little more because I’m under my own guise of only being there once. Also, don’t get me started on packing, somehow my case lands up being heavier even though I’ve used up my toiletries. I don’t get it either?
Right, I love meeting other travellers on my trips but some of them get on my nerves. Some like to make it a competition by counting all the countries and sights they’ve seen (I don’t care) and some like to completely dismiss a place by bad press it may have had. Travel is all about opening your mind to the world around you and if you dismiss a place you’ve never been, it says more about you than anything.
Read more: Musings: Why There Is No Right Way To Travel
Whilst I realise this is a list of things I hate, they might be things that make you excited to travel. What we should continue to realise is that we are fortunate enough to travel and sometimes it’s important to step outside yourself and realise that you are privileged. One day, I’d love to change this and make travel a necessity for everyone, no matter who you are, where you’re from, what you did as long as you have your documents in check.
What do you hate about the whole travelling process?
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