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11. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting joebgoh

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.

Just don't try that with the Customs dogs... It could land you in jail.

(We tried petting a Customs dog - got a very stern "Don't touch the dog!!!!" response.)

12. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 10y

My husband and I make up ridiculous stories about random people we see. We call it the "Maybe" game. It always starts when one of us sees someone and says, "Maybe..." and it takes off into complete absurdity. Kinda silly, OK, maybe really silly....I'll shut up now. It does keep us really entertained.

If we have a bit of a wait and we're near a market or something of the like, one of us will stay with the stuff, while the other runs off to the market to find the most random thing possible, like a baby bib with our favorite baseball team's logo on it. Actually found a St. Louis Cardinals bib in the middle of nowhere Thailand. It turns into a game of who can find the strangest (to us, anyhow) item in the market. Had a very interesting conversation with a transvestite from Pattaya while he was running through the stalls in Pak Chong.

13. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Well, if you are with a travelling partner, you may find no reason to feel bored or lost..unless both of you are not seeing things in the same wavelength.

But when u are travelling alone, and waiting for two hours or more...which has happened to me in most of my travels, i have practised the art of turning a disadvantage into advantage...meditate and maybe do a bit of astral travelling...taking a cue from lopsang rampa!
It works for me!!!

dana

14. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 10y

when travelling on a coach from leeds to Paris, me and my friend ripped our toenails off and had toenail races down the middle passage of the coach, strange but true.

It was a blast...

15. Posted by leia (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

Thats disgusting JackFlash. but funny, in a wierd way... :P

i do what most of you guys do but if i'm so bored and have run out of sane ways to entertain myself i repack my backpacks... it's a good time waster...

16. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Quoting rbyslipahs

My husband and I make up ridiculous stories about random people we see.

Ha! I do that too. It's amazing the number of broken hearted hookers, drug runners and convicts on the run join me in bus rides. Does that say something about me that when I make up these stories, they are always tragic?

I love bus stations, airports and train stations that have internet cafes. Great way to kill time.

The old fall back is to get drunk.

17. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting jackflash

when travelling on a coach from leeds to Paris, me and my friend ripped our toenails off and had toenail races down the middle passage of the coach, strange but true.

It was a blast...

That's not disgusting, it's actually hilarious!

18. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member 715 posts) 10y

keep listening to good music and keep reading books , play games while travelling.Incase you have a friend along then keep talking.

19. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

The old fall back is to get drunk.

I LOVE airport bars. I think you meet the best people in them and it's not wierd to just sit down next to somebody and start talking; like it might be in a regular bar. Usually they're like minded people who have tossed all of those "rules" out the window about drinking lots of water on the plane, getting lots of rest by sleeping through the movie and having reserve snacks in case the plane goes down in the middle of the South Pacific.

20. Posted by jackflash (Inactive 84 posts) 10y

When In Manchester Airport before flying out to Barcelona, my partner & I at the time stumbled acrooss a hidden bar upstairs. We snuck into 'the Bacardi Bar' which was actually reserved for first classers, there were hardly anybody in there except comfy sofas and a footie table, I think.

We ordered two Bacardis, naturally, the bar tender didn't charge us, so we thought we were running up a tab, 4 rounds later we realised it was all complimentary;) We didn't even have to show our imaginary first class tickets plus we both looked like we'd been dragged through a bush backwards

Moral of the story, always explore the unknown and take risks or just be extremley cheeky