The Worst Part

by Danielle on August 3, 2009

I know this may be disappointing to read but we don’t have any great horror stories. Lots of little things didn’t go the way we wanted, but since we never had a strict schedule or specific expectations, it was easy to say  “eh, whatever.”

Still, I do have a few things that don’t make the awesome list:



I packed our suitcases approximately 45 times. And it got old. Real old. While it is great seeing so many places, moving this often wore us out.

too many beds


By our best count we slept in 46 different beds. Imagine what this means if you’re the one that never sleeps great the first night in a strange bed. Some stranger than others.

Eating out


Eating every meal in a restaurant also gets old. And figuring out where to eat out all these meals gets hard. Marc will eat anything and the girls are pretty good about trying new things, but honestly I’m the picky less adventurous one.



The same 3 outfits, besides getting boring, wear out. Even when our clothes got washed they never seemed to get really clean. Every time I washed them in the sink the water would turn dark gray. Combine this with the pollution, dirt and/or humidity of most places we went, and we pretty much felt grubby all the time. Grunge went out of style in the late 90’s, but I’m afraid we often smelled like teen spirit.


August 3, 2009 Anil

Having the constant feeling of sweating is a big part of traveling it seems. It makes taking a hot shower and getting on a new pair of jeans the best :)

August 4, 2009 Victoria

I’m with you on the beds thing. I hate sleeping in strange beds, but it’s something you have to live with if you want to go travelling. I bet that first night back at home felt pretty great!

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