We’ve all got that buddy who has left everything behind to go travelling around the world. But what does this entail? Does it mean they have just gone to another country?
I suppose travelling the world means whatever you want it to mean. I mean I always meet people when I am overseas travelling in their own unique way and having a hell of a lot of time while they are doing it.
But travelling is not for everyone. Most people I meet though always enjoy visiting other countries.
What intrigues me though now as I get older is the different styles in which people travel. There are so many different options – the types of accommodation you stay in and the mode of transport.
For example I have met travelers who always insist on purchasing their own car to get around when they are in a foreign country. For me I would never dream of doing this. But who knows it could be the way to go.
Let’s be honest though, like many people around the joint I am a fairly budget traveler. I like to take it one step at a time, and be conscious of how much I am spending as I go. That is why I stay in hostels or travel to uber cheap places like Thailand.
A lot of my mates really lie to move around while they are travelling, they cannot keep themselves still. They are constantly on the go- sometimes following a travel itinerary. This is not really my style, but it could be because of my somewhat lazy nature.
While I am overseas I prefer to stay in one spot and really soak it up. Try to meet other travelers and locals, really get a feel for the place. I like to think I can be one of those guys who has travelled everywhere, but I just find it hard to move around so much.
I like to think that I do this so I can get to know the culture better and whatever. And who knows this could be part of the reason. But let’s face it, I think it is just because I am a lazy guy.
I am starting to think of myself now more as a holiday guy than a traveler. I like to stay in one spot and I am starting to discover the criteria that makes me really enjoy a holiday overseas.
Firstly the room I am staying in must have a really comfortable bed. I do not care if it is a studio or one bedroom, just as long as the bed is comfortable and big enough for me.
Next, where I am staying must have a really fantastic pool or sauna. Somewhere I can go and relax and get some sun rays. Also I prefer it if the pool offers opportunity to meet other travelers and locals.
Of course I wish I had the funds to stay somewhere ridiculously expensive and luxurious. But for me just staying in a normal sort of a room is okay as long as it meets the criteria outlined.
Apart from that I like to be able to visit great places to go out for a drink and have a bit of fun. Usually I can find on Google maps great nightspots to go grab a drink and do a little bit of socialising.
For me while travelling around overseas countries I like to really try the local food. I eat out for every meal and try to get a good taste for the local cuisine. Of course I will also try their local fast food options and hit up the large shopping centres. It is such a good time.
That way at least some folks can make a start and really get involved in these types of activities today and on other days of the week that it really truly starts to come in in