Monday, July 26, 2010

5 Telltale Signs You've Been Traveling Too Long



Sometimes it takes months and sometimes only a week or two, but eventually even the hardiest traveler breaks down. If you are guilty of any of the following, it might be time to unpack your bag and stay somewhere awhile:

1. There's an amazing cultural event going on or you are mere blocks away from a major sight but you decide to stay at your hotel and watch Dumb and Dumber for the third time instead.

2. You are confused by all the emails clogging your inbox that seem to have come from another time space continuum. Bosses? Friend's relationship problems? Dogs dying? I think they're serving dog at the restaurant next door . . .

3. One or more items of your clothing is being held up or held together by safety pins, duct tape or dental floss. Bonus point if one of these items are your underwear.

4. You no longer speak normal English but say everything very slowly, enunciating simple words in un-grammatically correct sentences so that everyone will understand you, even when talking to other English speakers. You say "very" a lot.

5. You look anything like the above photo and think you're normal. Yes, that's mud on my face and a snake in my hand. When you start to act like jungle Jane (or George), it's probably time for a break.

6 comments:

  1. This is terrific!! My husband has definitely hit point number 4 and I am constantly nudging him, whispering,"Babe, she's from England she understands English..." Got to run, we're half way through Dumber and Dumb (no joke ;).
    Cheers,
    Anika
    www.acoupleofwanderers.com

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  2. Hi Anika - I'm guilty of every one and actually watched Dumb and Dumber instead of going surfing (it was flat and really cold so I kind of had an excuse . . . ) a few weeks ago. I don't think the film has improved with age but enjoy!

    PS love your blog!

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  3. 死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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