I know this post should be up much sooner, but for the past few weeks I’ve been struggling to do everything before leaving on our next trip. And yet I haven’t been as efficient as I would like, because here I am, half a day before leaving and still working on a few things, instead of packing. Plus I still somehow found time to write this post haha.
Continuing the “first part” here is the second part of the things I’ve learned during my years of traveling. Enjoy!
13. One, for me very important is – try to make the best of the situation. If something unexpected happens, be resourcefull and make a new plan instead of just waiting for a miracle to happen.
14. Going to a less touristy places rather than check-off every “must see place” sometimes pays off. You get to see some really beautiful less crowded places, discover hidden gems, pay a lot less for an even tastier lunch etc.
15. Traveling definitely made me (and still does) go out of my comfort zone a lot.
16. You learn from your mistakes so if it is not a mistake that will really affect your life, there is nothing wrong with making it. Just make sure you don’t make the same mistake next time.
17. Many people say – “I’ll travel more when I have time and enough money, later in my life!”. But I’ve learnt that you won’t have more time, probably less. There are always things standing on your way, you have to make time for things you want. Many older people with regular jobs told me -” travel while you are still young. I wish I did…” It is different to travel young, than it is to travel at your middle age. Your budget might be much smaller now (as a student), but you can aways make it work, if you really want to. I am not saying traveling later in your life is not good, it can be amazing as well (my parents are the living example it can be still fun), but it is different and I know traveling had a huge impact on who I am today and how I see the world.
18. Travel taught me to think outside the box and to be a few steps ahead.
19. You do not need to go to an exotic destionation to have a good time! It’s always the people you are surrounded with, who make the good atmosphere and leave good memories.
20. If your heart says YES – just buy the damn ticket!
21. I have learned to evaluate the situation and know when to step forward and use your feminine charms ( I am talking about some nice looks and smiles, so don’t get any other ideas haha), in order to get something like a free ride, or skipping the line when you are in a hurry. On the other hand I’ve learned when it’s time to back off and let a man handle a situation.
22. Travel broadened my horizons in every way possible.
23. Last but not least – you learn to take yourself and some situations less seriously! Travel taught me not to be too hard on myself, to have fun and enjoy life more. Which we should all do, while traveling or not traveling.
Those are the main things travel has taught me so far, but we learn and evolve all the time so there are probably many things I still have to learn through travel. Tomorrow we are heading on a new adventure and when we get back , I’ll probably have some new things to add to this list, furthermore many photos and adventures to share!
If you haven’t seen the first part of “What travel has taught me so far” , click the link: https://majalampe.com/2019/03/14/what-travelling-has-taught-me-so-far-part-1/