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Ways to kill time while travelling....

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1. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

So the bus doesn't leave for two more hours. Your flight is delayed....You're trying to ration the few pages of your book so don't want to read too much....

How do you like to pass time while on trains, waiting at stations etc unless there's great converstion?

I just thought of a new one. You may remeber doing this in School. I made over 100 words from SINGAPORE in about 20 minutes. Does that qualify me to join Mensa?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 11y

I do things like:

- watch people
- try to translate foreign writing (adverts, signs, etc) into English based on it's context (I can read a bit of Greek)
- work out my money situation and do some currnecy conversions
- write a few postcards

Most often I will watch the passing cars, as I'm rather into cars and have a real interest in the the various makes and models in different countries.

3. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

- watch people

I am into this frequently!!!

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

My gameboy helps, but I can't generally stay on that for more than half an hour now without getting restless. I'd try and walk around/explore the area a bit before I pull the gameboy out actually. It's also great to watch other people walking by, seeing what kind of things are different to back home and also striking up conversation with others waiting. If I'm travelling with someone else I'll generally be talking to him/her, or doing any of the above with them (the gameboy thing aside).... it's also a great time to eat :)

5. Posted by joebgoh (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

I'd like to watch people, and think what will it be like if i am not travel, and what those back home doing right now.
or I just try to remember the things that happened on the way,

walk around abit if bored sitting, smoking a cigar or drink.
check what is there selling that is different.
and 1 last thing if still have time left...try to meditate abit on breathing...RELAX!!

6. Posted by joebgoh (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

I forgot to tell that if there is a dog around, i will most probably try to cheat over with some food and be friend with him/her.
they really are man's best friends.

7. Posted by WeeJoe (Respected Member 336 posts) 11y

Get laid baby.


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

(I fell of the couch reading that one)
Thanks Joe!

9. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 11y

Have a coffee and people watch, or if I'm up to it do what WeeJoe does;)

10. Posted by mally (Respected Member 199 posts) 11y

pick your nose- most men do it when they're in the car behind!!!!