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15 sure signs you are a traveller!

So you think you’re a traveller? But what actually differentiates a traveller from a holiday maker?

 

Many would say you are both technically on a holiday but one is an extended holiday. However below are a few sure signs that I think are there which show you are a real traveller.

 


one

 

When asked what your hobby is, travel is at the top of the list.

 

OZ view point

 

 

two

Most of your stories start with “When I was in ….”

 

nepal bike

 

 

three

 

You get withdrawal symptoms when you haven’t travelled for a few months or feel the need to plan your next trip before coming home from your current trip.

 

 

 

four

 

You do not see it as strange to wear flip flops in the shower.

 

flipflops

 

 

five

 

You have the ability to make new friends everywhere and in most situations; on the train, at a viewpoint and even in moments of mayhem.

friends

 

 

six

 

You ask people where they are from before you ask them their name then proceed to remember them by their country.

 

 

seven

 

You are happy to sleep anywhere as long as it is cheap.

 

hammock

 

 

eight

 

You have no issues with sharing a room with that stranger whom you only know as French girl, Australia etc.

 

 

nine

 

You plan your future trips around promises made by friends you have met on the way of meeting up in their home town.

 

maps

 

 

ten

 

You’ve added additional pages to your passport or renewed it early due to the lack of empty pages for that visa to Burma or India.

stamp

 

eleven

 

You know how to say hello, goodbye, cheers and how to ask for a beer in multiple languages.

 

Cheers

 

 

twelve

 

Your new year list always contains yet more places to visit.

 

country list

 

 

thirteen

You know what the phrase “visa run” means.

 

train

 

 

forteen

 

Your friends come to you for packing tips and you are the expert in getting through security in the least amount of time.

 

Chaos to calm

 

 

fifteen

 

Your Facebook cover page is your favourite place or from the last trip you have just got back from.

 

wide salt plains boliva

 

How many of these sound familiar? Share your memories in the comments below or tag a friend who you believe are showing the signs of being a traveller on social media. Don’t forget to subscribe (it’s free!) to my blog for more  posts like this and interesting travel stories.

 

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