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Overcoming obstacles

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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Travel, at the best of times, can be unpredictable no matter how much you plan and research your trip.

What was the biggest obtacle you had to overcome while travelling, and how did you deal with it?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

My two obstacles - Large sums of money and perfect health..I will let you know when I overcome them ;)

3. Posted by till (Full Member 73 posts) 11y

going to scotland with alot of stuff against rain and brought almost nothing against the sun
what happend to mutch sun and 2 houres rain on the entiere 2 weeks i been there,....

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Finding the right airfare - otherwise, that's been about it... Oh, no, packing too many clothes that we didn't need - my fault - so having to pay the overweight charge at the airport. Okay, that's it.

5. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

biggest obsatcel would have to be deciding where to go. I want to go everywhere but obviously that cannot happen unless I strike oil diggin up the back yard... and of course money!

6. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 11y

please excuse my atrocious spelling... obviously I meant obstacle

7. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Climbing out of the canyon after white water rafting the Zambezi, Zimbabwe.. I have acrophobia, a severe fear of heights:( can't look up can't look down, my partner at the time was fantastic though he carried all our gear, our 2 paddles, our 2 drenched life jackets & our 2 helmets.. and walked behind me with a reassuring hand on my back, thanx Stinky, I managed to get to the top & then just broke down into tears and couldn't face the rest of our group for about 15mins until I calmed down

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting FionaNZ

Climbing out of the canyon after white water rafting the Zambezi, Zimbabwe.. I have acrophobia, a severe fear of heights:( can't look up can't look down, my partner at the time was fantastic though he carried all our gear, our 2 paddles, our 2 drenched life jackets & our 2 helmets.. and walked behind me with a reassuring hand on my back, thanx Stinky, I managed to get to the top & then just broke down into tears and couldn't face the rest of our group for about 15mins until I calmed down

After all that, Fi - I think he should have a better name than "Stinky"... ;)

But, your experience did remind me of my biggest, hugest obstacle - being a passenger on car trips. (Especially when that imaginary brake pedal on the passenger side doesn't work!) I have the same intense fear of heights. During three trips (Idaho, Jamaica and Panama), I had the view of the shear mountain drop-offs while on very narrow roads with lots and lots of wash-out spots. Each experience triggered such panic in me, if there hadn't been a drop-off, and the vehicle moving, I would have jumped out to run away. The fear brought me to tears more than once per trip. It also coined some phrases for future use:

"Oh, it's PAVED!! We can go there" and "If you can find it, you can stay!" (Because I won't be getting back on that road again anytime soon!)

Isa hands Fi a sympathy tissue and a very large martini for being brave enough to climb that canyon. Isa would still be down there waiting for a rescue team...