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Travels, when comes the downs?

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1. Posted by toransurf (Full Member 55 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

When I plan a trip, I always think everything is going to be nice, perfect and easy. Most of the time, the trip never ends like that.

There is always some bad or stressfull moments that bring you down.

For example, the person you are travelling with gets on your nerves, you are sick because of the same damn food you are eating every day(like frioles), the weather is boring, the people you meet are arrogant and careless about you... etc...

That's exactly the kind of thing I never think about before leaving my place.

How can you prevent those "DOWNS", how can you be sure that your mate is going to be the good mate to travel with?

If you have some examples of problems, downs or issues that you need to know before going in Europe(that is where I'm going) please list them.

I just want to prevent the kind of things that most of people don't advise you before you go travel. It also can be: don't go to that specific hostel or simply avoid the German food or etc..

For sure, downs are importants parts of a trip, it's the kind of things that you will remember later on in your life and laugh about it

thank you,

2. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i get down when i am cold. hungry and dirty i can handle but not cold. this is why i always take more socks thn anything else. i also get down when i travel with someone who gets really negaive or complains a lot (if u travel with a girl this is inevitable) at this stage i usually explain to them that i really only like to travl by myself and go upon my merry way

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting toransurf

It also can be: don't go to that specific hostel or simply avoid the German food or etc..

First of all you shouldn't be too worried about German food, it's quite alright ;).

In general, I would say it is only human to feel low once and a while and this includes when you're travelling.
What I usually do then, is either talk about it or try to get my mind of things, e.g. if you're sick of the food in a country cook yourself your favourite meal, your mum would make for you at home.
When problems with my travel mates came up, we always had a chat about it and either went seperate ways or tried to be a bit more relaxed about certain things. Travelling with somebody else is always about making compromises.
There's not much you can do about bad weather, but just think about the weather at home, and that makes you probably happier to be away (unless you come from a Tropical Paradise )
And last but not least, if you don't like the people you meet at a place why not going somewhere else. That is the freedom I really love about travelling, if I'm feeling down at one place I take of to the next and the world can change within a few (hundred) kilometers.

Hope this helps,


4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Wow, you're glass is half empty.

I find that if you are physically comfortable and have enough money, then you are okay.

Travelling with someone can be a REAL hassle though. Have an "exit strategy" and simply bail if you have to. It doesn't matter if you are bailing in your girlfriend/boyfriend (don't know if yuo are a guy or a girl), but who cares - were you going to marry them? Travel experiences are to rich and varied to put up with other people's rubbish moods/attitudes.