Sometimes I do or like things that I shouldn’t, but I do it anyway because the pleasurable feeling overrules the guilt. But now it’s time to come clean and get these travel related guilty pleasures off my chest.
Taking too many photos.
Oh yeah, I have around 500 pictures from the two hours I spent at the Acropolis. Some things are just snap worthy and I don’t want to regret not taking them.
I have a collection of kitschy key-chains and other cheesy souvenirs. Once I realised they are mainly there to collect dust and take up space I stopped buying them. Cold turkey.
So I started saving every folder and entry ticket with the idea to do ‘something’ with it. I still haven’t figured out what that something is. One day ….
I am sooooo guilty of being THAT loud person on your bus/train or plane … well, only occasionally. I blame this one on being Bosnian, we are just very loud people as we have to communicate to each other from one side of a hill to another and we tend to forget that when we are in the civilised world. But after someone reminds me I will keep my volume down. Promise.
Overpriced white mochas and McTurkey’s
I almost don’t dare to confess this, but when I am on holiday I sometimes go to Starbucks for my overpriced white mocha. It’s considered not done but these are the places that usually have clean toilets and wi-fi, so I can justify that. Maybe once I strayed to a McDonald’s too, but it was definitely for the McGreek or the McTurkey.
Sitting down near a window with my tea and observing people walking by is one of my favourite things to do. My excuse is that you it’s the perfect chance to learn about the local culture and behaviour.
Have a little patience
Being impatient when restaurant service is slow is something I have been guilty of. But I can explain: You know when you have a big breakfast, skip lunch to save money and then have a big dinner? So you get hungry and cranky and sometimes it happens that things are slow and you start bitching (to each other) about how slow everything is. But once the food has arrived I will be the happiest again.
I am not the only one … right?