Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Things I have learnt while travelling

  • There will always sometimes be a delay when trying to get from point A to point B
  • Wearing a shirt with metal buttons is not a good idea when passing through airport security
  •  If you have to repack your luggage, it will never fit in quite as well as when you first packed
  • In airports where your final security screening is at the gate, it is a really bad idea to drink a lot of liquids before getting to said gate
  • There's nothing quite like the pizza in Italy
  • And the gelato, too.
  • I would not want to be driving a car in Italy
  • Or Turkey
  • If you're not a fan of big crowds, visiting the Vatican on the last Sunday of the month (when you get in free) is a really.bad.idea
  • If you're over a certain height, a good night's sleep on an overnight train is a very unlikely scenario
  • Embrace the unexpected...........after all, isn't that part of why you're travelling?
  • There's no such thing as too many photos
  • But it is occasionally a good idea to put away the camera and just soak in what you are looking at
  • When exploring a new city, be prepared to walk. A lot. (and for the inevitable blisters)
  • If a place says it is 500m from the nearest public transport stop, don't expect it to be immediately visible when you step off said public transport.
  • I never knew, but I apparently have a love of architecture. (especially visiting churches/cathedrals)
  • Why Disneyland is the 'happiest place on Earth.'
and lastly (for now)....
  • If I could work out how to afford it to do it, I would always be travelling.


  1. Oh, the walking! And the delays!

  2. So right on so many of those. Pizza and Gelato is awesome in italy and walking well you don't travel if you don't walking.