1. PASSPORT STAMPS
Nothing can make travel more official than a faded, haphazardly-applied passport stamp. It’s like earning a medal in the Olympics or graduating with a degree. “I DID IT! LOOK AT THE PROOF!” And a visa? That sticker is as good as solid gold.
God should thank travel guide writers for pushing millions of people into churches every year.
There’s an unwritten travel rule that says all travelers are allowed to eat their weight in food. It’s to “experience” the new city/country/culture. That means dessert for breakfast, dessert after lunch, and dessert after dinner. No exceptions.
4. INTERNET CAFES
While finding said internet cafe can be a total nightmare and paying to use a computer by the minute sucks, travelers love to briefly reconnect with their life back home on an uber-shitty computer with a dial-up connection in a sketchy store in a shady neighborhood. A couple quick emails, a Facebook post update (I’m in EUROPE MOFOS! =) SUCK IT!!!!!!), and a quick breeze through the news “back home.”
5. SIDEWALK CAFES
How many times does a traveler (when in their real life) REALLY sit down at a sidewalk cafe and enjoy a cup of coffee while people watching? Never. How many times do they do it when traveling? Every time.
Similar to sidewalk cafes, most travelers have never been to the museums in their home town. But they’ve been to every other museum in every other state they’ve visited.
Another unwritten travel rule — once you get off the plane and enter into new territory, immediately find the highest ground. Travelers love to do this. They’ll pay good money to get up there, too. Fifty dollars for two to the tippy-top of the CN Tower? Please take my money now!
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