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Getting sick of travelling.How long can you last???

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11. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi Reece,

I havent really had the urge to go back home yet, but I have had days where I got very sick of being on the move with my heavy pack. Then there were the days where I just really missed having a conversation with someone I had a bit of history with.
I got so sick of having the same chat every day with new people.

As someone said already, I think the thing to do is settle somewhere and work and live for a while. Getting back into a 9-5 job will soon give you the taste for travel again I can tell you!

Picking somewhere that has a pretty similar culture to the UK might be the answer. That way, you are still travelling and experiencing a different place and new people, but that sense of alienation that you can get in very different cultures mightnt be so bad. :)

Ive been working here in NZ since last August and by the time I leave (ie next Aug) I will be well ready for putting my pack on my back again and hitting Asia :)

If you do decide to go home though, that's still a good thing. You can always travel again, right?;) Sometimes, we all just need home and some familiarty.

12. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 9y

I think you need to skip over the border somewhere and find yourself some mountains or a nice beach and chill with book and beer.

If it makes you feel better, I've been on the road for 6 months, and yes, sometimes I'm sick of travelling!!! Where you from? How long you been here? How long you been travelling? Where have you been? What do you do at home? Do you have a boyfriend? Blah blah blah blah blah. Infact, I'm sick of talking to people full stop and have been a right unsociable cow the last week or so. I'm in Goa at the moment and have stopped for a few days as I'm tired of being on the go all the time and of stupid bumpy overnight buses full of smelly, snoring people and screaming kids that never stop to let you pee. On the other hand....I know it's just a phase and as soon as I go home, the novelty of having roast dinners and duvets at my disposal will wear off in a week (if that) and everything will be the same as it always was and people will get bored of hearing about my trip after about an hour. I'm just counting my lucky stars I've had the opportunity to do this in the first place and sticking with it. At least then I can say to myself that I didn't bail out. If I go off again though, I would go for 3-4 months max. It's all very hard work.

It is tough though. I'm with you on that one. But, hang in there. Use this time to be at one with yourself. ;)

13. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

how long can you travel for before you want to go home????

Hmmm. What is home? I've never wanted to go "home" in the classical sense, and rarely want to go home (meaning my last address). Move on, yes. Home? That's my rucksack.

I've never had enough of travelling, although i prefer to be able to spend periods of a few weeks/months in places along the way doing odd jobs to break it up and learn/see different things.

I got so sick of having the same chat every day with new people.

YES!!! Sometimes it's fine, and it is to be expected, but especially travelling on your own, it's possible to go weeks without being able to talk to ANYONE for any reason without having to answer the same 5questions. I actually got to the point where i carried around a little card and just held it up when anybody asked the questions! Having said that, i also enjoyed seeing what i could get away with - the most outrageous and bizare lies i could, just to amuse myself, and see how long i could put it on. The thing that made it progressively worse for me was that I had an opene ended time frame, essentially, with no destination, and also the no flying thing. Which if it came up (and enough people had heard of the non flying Welshman, that when they realised i was Welsh, asked if it was me, as there aren't that mnay Welsh travellers out there), gave me yet another raft of questions which i had to answer many times a day.

14. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Reece

Although, I love to travel, it burns a person out.
Especially traveling in the third world.
10 months is a long time. Now, I usually only do it for 2 days, to a month at a time. But I do it often. Usually once per month. I have traveled so much, in the last 20 years, so I dont need to go for months on end, to satisify myself.

Mel

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