Friday, 19 April 2013

Wanderlust

I've never been travelling. This makes me sad to realise. I've been to Paris once for a weekend & I went to Portugal on holiday with my family about 5 years ago but that doesn't even count. My sister & I planned on going to Australia for six months a few years ago but then she got her dream job at home & it never really panned out. I think it's down to a number of reasons:

1. I like time to myself. I'm not the kind of person that can spend a lot of time in the company of others before I want to kill them. I would get about 3 days into my trip & require alone time immediately. Or I would get home & realise that I now hate everyone I travelled with.
2. I am scared of having no money. I know there's only one time in your life you can blow all your money on backpacking or interrailing and that's when you're young, but I need to pay for like, rent & food.
3. I don't like being dirty/without my makeup & hair dryer. Hostels, backpacking, etc sound horrendous to me. Any time I have stayed anywhere it has been a hotel with a nice hot shower and clean sheets & towels.

And that's why I've never been travelling. I feel that now it's too late for me as well because I will never in a million years be able to afford it unless I win the lottery. Plus I'm moving across country this year so it won't be any time soon that's for sure. I think that's why I'm so obsessed with looking at pictures of different places around the world. I feel like I've seen relatively little of the world around me which is sad for someone who's so in awe of it. So if I do win the lottery, the first thing I would do is pack a suitcase, grab some good friends (who will not put up with any of my dumb shit) & head straight to the airport. And these are some of the places I would go.

Greece

India

Japan

Paris (again)

Thailand

Venice

Who's with me?

4 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you on all three of those points! I've been over to Europe twice in my life, but it was with family and I was definitely not doing the hostel backpacking thing! I enjoy looking at pictures of faraway places. Maybe we'll both win the lottery and get to travel! haha

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