First world problems: 19 things you miss while travelling
IT'S not that I'm ready to come home.
Just making sure my boss understands before I continue.
But there are a few things I'm looking forward to when that day arrives.
Are they first world problems?
I'm so used to travelling that these things don't overly bother me.
But as I get closer to my end date travelling in Latin America, the following are increasingly appealing:
- Not carrying toilet paper everywhere
- Putting toilet paper in the loo
- Not wearing sunscreen every day
- Not sweating within 5mins of walking outside
- Not sniffing clothes to check if they can go another wear
- Not counting knickers to see how many are left in order to determine laundry day
- Good water pressure. Hot water. Water.
- Not packing my bag every 2-3 days
- Not wearing mosquito repellent almost 24 hours a day
- Not wondering if today is the day I will die when the bus driver overtakes on a blind corner on a hill (which has happened so many times it has become increasingly statistically likely)
- Drinking water from the tap
- Brushing teeth and rinsing from the tap
- Not calculating a tip in my head after every meal or service
- Access to reliable wifi - or just wifi
I asked around my friends and they added a few more:
- Not having coriander on every meal
- Being able to speak mother tongue again
- Having more books to choose from
- Wanting to go somewhere and jumping in the car to do so