EEEEeeee… today is my 700th day on the road!!! I know I say it every time “I can’t believe it”, but honestly I can’t and this time it’s very strange because I have my ticket home and will be heading home very soon. I haven’t written about that because for some reason I haven’t felt the need to write much about it. I am very excited to be heading home yet scared at the same time. The truth is though that I know I’m ready to be heading home and am looking forward to that. I think I am okay with the fact of going home because I know it won’t be the end of the “breakaway” and because it will continue even after that because I have great plans for what is next, but for now though we’ll focus on this.
The last 100 days have been amazing I visited the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and I am now back in Cairo for what is left of this journey. I know I normally make my 100 day post a bit serious and reflect on something I have been thinking or feeling, but this time I thought I’d make it a bit fun and share something I’ve been wanting to share for a while. Okay I lie I am writing this because honestly the last 100 days have been amazing and I couldn’t be happier and couldn’t figure what to write about, but I have been wanting to write about this for a while so I’m not lying about that part. I do have a list of post I want to write about in the future and well I have been wanting to share with you my worst travel habit.
Enough suspense here it is my worst travel habit is falling asleep during transportation days. Y’all know I HATE transportation days… seriously I think they are the worst part of the trip, but for some it’s the best part. I can understand why it’s the time of the journey that you are able to see a bit more of a country and watch life go by (if you are not flying). For me thought it’s the time of the journey to catch up on sleep. I’ve mentioned this horrible habit to a few people and they all tell me I am missing out on the best part and blah… blah… BLAH. Sorry, but I can’t help it I fall asleep just about every time I’m on any long journey no matter what it is or how bad it is and because of that I have a small collection of photos of me asleep taken by others. So here are a few of them… oh & yes you can laugh!
—Asleep on a train from Holland to Germany.—
—Asleep on a train in India heading to Mathura for the Holi Festival.—
—After road tripping around Cappadocia all day this is us heading back to the hostel.—
— Yup again asleep on a train in India and I don’t remember the destinations. I’m sure I looked like this during my 30+ hour train ride from Mumbai to New Delhi.—
—Okay so my habit of falling asleep extends to more than just transportation days. After hiking Mt. Sinai all night to watch the sunrise then hike back down we had to wait 2 hours for the unimpressive St. Catherine’s Monastery to open and well I fell asleep waiting.—
—Asleep on a van ride coming back from the Sunday market in Bac Ha, Vietnam.—
—Me with the best pillow in the world leaving the amazing islands of El Nido, Philippines.—
Okay so the last photo is not a photo of me asleep, but a photo of me with one the greatest inventions in the world. It’s a small pillow that has a waistband attached to it so you are able to place it around your head and is kept exactly where you want it the entire time you are asleep. Honestly please be honest this is genius… right??? It was one of my friends and I so wanted to steal it from her, but didn’t. This will be a travel accessory I buy for sure when I get back home for all my future travels.
So there you have it… something I’ve been wanting to share, but was a bit scared. I was scared, because I don’t know what kind of response I will get from y’all. I know because of this horrible habit I have missed some amazing scenery around the world, but for some reason I don’t feel bad. In fact I think it’s a blessing that I can fall asleep on just about any moving object (don’t be dirty) no matter how bad it is…lol. I know this isn’t the only bad travel habit I have, but it’s my worst. So what do you think? Do you have this problem? Oh & while you are at it please share with me YOUR worst travel habit?