Thursday, December 12, 2013

Why I don't like to travel?

Every time I read posts on travel every one speaks about their love for traveling, and how they visited a zillion places and how they enjoyed their travels immensely and it was unimaginable fun. Ya Ya! There are so many great things about travel - I agree, and travel can make you experience life is ways that you'd never imagine possible... But.. then there are some not so fun things about traveling

And so in this post, I am going to write about Why I don't like to travel?

1) I don't have any routine - Every day is as fluid as the water and simply flows through. Sometimes its good, but many times no!

2) I am at the mercy of random strangers (many times) - for food, for shelter, for directions, for.. just about anything. Sometimes, that's just not great!

3) I don't have Wi-Fi all the time ; and I am mostly disconnected from the online world (Its somewhat good too!)

4) I HATE the rest-rooms in many places. They suck!

5) Nothing like sleeping in your own bed in your home sweet home :)

6) I miss watching random programs on the TV at random hours. Not that I'm much of a TV watcher, but still that option exists right through the day and night

7) I don't get as much time on my laptop as I'd wish

8) I cannot speak on the phone for as long as I want :(

9) I realize (many times) how unfit I am :(

10) I need to pack A to Z for myself and the family :( (And that's a lot of packing to do!)

11) If you fall sick (which almost always happens to me / someone I am traveling with), it can be a really unpleasant experience

12) I can't read as much as I'd like

13) I over-eat, and gain extra weight :(

14) I am compelled to interact with people I don't want to / like - just because you are together in the travels

15) I buy things which I don't need, don't want and will never use

16) My purse is extra-heavy when I travel. You never know what you need when, so I dump a lot of stuff in that purse. Just carrying it around can be exhausting (Phew!)

17) I'm just not in control..Its not like home base you see

18) I pay through my nose for my mobile bill. It costs a bomb!

19) I'm exhausted during and after...

20) Once I am back, I need to arrange, organize and get back into the routine. Sigh! That takes a while, and tires you even more :(

So much for travelling, eh? That concludes my list.. What about you?



Linking this to the December 2013 NaBloPoMo at BlogHer

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013 .   Today's prompt is TRAVEL

52 comments:

  1. haha..good take on the other face of travel, just like a coin having its two sides.. even i've come across such things you've listed and those doesn't really bother me when it comes to traveling ;)

    Regards,
    Ashwin
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    1. if you have to travel, then you face all that comes with it right? But some things are not so much fun when you travel! All part of the game.. Thanks for reading

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  2. I have the same reservations. But once I day code then I tend to overlook everything.
    Nice post

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    1. oh yes, once you're traveling, everything falls in line.. Tx for reading

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  3. Very interesting read!

    Travelling is a very-very occasional thing for me but when I do I always keep books with me. I read throughout as I don't talk much while travelling...:)

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    1. To each his / her own.. Ultimately, you should do what makes you happy

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  4. That was quite an interesting 'contra' take on the prompt. Nice and honest post though :)

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  5. Interesting ideas for not liking to travel.

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  6. traveling is definitely worth it... i bet (in spite of all your arguments:p)

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    1. It sure it.. Just getting my peeves out on a blog :)

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  7. That's a really well thought out list of cons. Kudos!!

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  8. ya, i agree with most points.. but i think the experience of travelling is so wholesome that at the end of the day there are more pros than cons....

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    1. I agree.. Nothing like what you learn when you travel.. But sometimes the difficulties can make it a nightmare.. Thanks for reading

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  9. hehehe such a huge list :D a different new point of view :)

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  10. Ha ha ha...good one Nischala. But most of your reasons for disliking travelling are my reasons to love travelling. :-) The big ones being the phone, TV and Wi-Fi. The man of the house happens to be just ours during travel time. :-D

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    1. Regarding the "Man of the house" - good point Rekha! Yes, to each his / her own. I also enjoy traveling, but it just gets so complicated as the family increases.. and I probably need to get the hang of it better..

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  11. Hahaha! That's a fab take on the prompt! And I agree with ALL the pointers. There's nothing like the comfort of your own home.

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    1. Thanks Shilpa for reading. Glad you could relate

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  12. Some of your points are really valid and hold true for not travelling.
    But but despite all the discomforts there are many things to look forward to. My husband is very relaxed and in good mood. The atmosphere is something I look forward to. I love to eat on travel. Shopping for local handicrafts is enjoyable.
    Visiting the Cellular Jail at Port Blair , gave a different meaning to my life. one has to experience the mixed feeling.

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    1. Kalpana - I agree. Some travel experience can change you in ways nothing else can.. They touch something so deep and enable you to discover & connect with sides of yourself that you never knew existed! And yes! There are a lot of positives in traveling, just my view of taking a different view - of the travel bug and the prompt.. Thanks for reading

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  13. Thats the sad part of travel...
    But I would say that the experience and memories travel gives is marvelous..
    That we can indeed undergo your list of pains!

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    1. Oh I never meant that one should not travel,, Just that there are some cons too.. Thanks for reading

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  14. We are two like souls :) I don't like travelling too because of the sheer amount of work before and after the trip. I's prefer sitting at home, reading a book or watching a movie :)

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    1. To each his / her own! End of day - You should be happy. If you go through all the effort and pain to travel, and don't even enjoy then its just not worth it!

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  15. LOL! that was quite an interesting list..

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    1. :).. I did my good karma for the day by bringing a smile on your face.. Thanks for reading

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  16. Oh my my! what a take on the prompt. Well, I would love to travel if all the formalities of booking the rooms and arranging the tourists place is done beforehand :P

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    1. :) I enjoy travelling too.. Just that like with everything in life, there's some good bad and ugly. This post was about the bad and ugly :(.. Thanks for reading

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  17. Oops you're quite a cynic. It's not that bad.. Except that packing and unpacking bit..that is the most dreadful part. You should come along with us sometime. Holidays mean everyone does what they want. Once The Husband simply slept through our Goa trip because he was so tried from work.

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    1. He He.. I might just take you up on that one.. Let me know when your next holiday is ;) I don't know if I am a cynic.. But there are some things about travelling which I don't like that much.. And that bit about doing what you want.. That can happen at home base too, nah? Why go to Goa and sleep, Sleep at home while family indulges in retail therapy could be an alternative ;).. Thanks for reading

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  18. I wants to travel alone without anything and getting things required from the places I visit.

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  19. haha! That's quite a distinct perspective. But, I would say just close ur eyes and travel like a free bird..go with the flow and, after all, it may not be a bad thing:)

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    1. Oh yes! flow is almost always good.. Thanks for reading

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  20. I used to be like that. I was always happy just in my safe haven.. now I honestly want to change. I want to see what all the fuss is about :)

    My take for the prompt: http://www.godyears.net/2013/12/away-from-trodden-path.html

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    1. cheers to that! changing it may take you to a new heaven or not ;) .. Thanks for reading

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  21. Interesting post! Even I over eat and gain extra weight! :(

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    1. :(.. So easy to gain weight, so tough to shed it off.. Thanks for reading

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  22. Nischala Nischala Nischala ......you always come up with these kind of posts, the one's I like to call "Googly" posts :) I agree there are two sides to every coin and you'e just portrayed one. And very well too. But for me personally, when I travel, I let go of all these inhibiting factors and try and enjoy the ride. Obviously it's not always possible, but I try :)

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    1. He He Sid. When I travel, I also try and enjoy the journey.. But one rant post is good sometimes, know? Thanks for reading

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  23. I agree with some of your pointers, nischala.
    but then being away from home for a night or two...gives a change to the mind and that can really churn your energy level :)

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    1. oh absolutely Ruchira - I agree with you.. Being away from home for more than a night does wonders, just that you should probably go alone then, & not with the family - just kidding ;) I agree travel is good

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  24. Interesting list!!
    I do agree with you on lots of those points, but I still love to travel!! :)

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    1. Thanks.. Yes, even i enjoy travel inspite / despite this

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  25. Interesting that you took the flip side of travelling for the prompt. I guess you can look at anything from both sides.

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    1. Absolutely Suzy. Each coin has 2 sides. Thanks for reading

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  26. hahaha well most of your reasons for not wanting to travel are my reasons for travel :D It formed an interesting read. Funny in the morning I had a similar chat with someone who had the same point of view...

    Richa

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