This October has been a wonderful, carefree month away from work. It was a time for myself, to travel and to explore. It has also been the most eventful trips ever for me. Things just kept happening that kept me on my toes. My trips are usually pretty boring, though. Oh well, ok…mostly. 😉 I like to think of these as my misadventures instead.
So in summary,
Heavy rain followed me throughout the month, from Seoul in Korea to Perth in Australia. I don’t usually like rain when I travel because it disrupts all my travel plans. It’s also hard to take good photos in such gloomy weather. Don’t you hate it when this happens?
My travel partner ended up staying at a different hostel from me because the hostel that I had booked her for was full.I can learn from this actually, my bad for not confirming again before arrival. On the other hand, I now have a new awesome hostel to try out the next time I’m visiting Seoul. I was so impressed by her hostel I got jealous and moved in with her instead!
Overindulged on the streets of Penang (on food!) and ended up getting sick from all the eating when I returned. Ok, ok, I was a glutton in Penang. And I reaped the consequences for it. Oh, but it was all sooo delicious…:)
Waited the whole day for a night flight only to find out 2 hours before (supposed) departure time that flight was cancelled. This was the most frustrating thing to deal with when travelling. This rant requires a whole new post, or two or maybe three. Brace yourself, guys.
Forgot sunblock in Penang and ended up tanner than expected. I don’t have a habit of putting on sunblock when in Singapore and Malaysia so this caught me off guard.
Fell sick in Perth because of the cold and windy weather. What is it with these bad weather that kept following me? And when it was not raining, it was so windy that the temperature dropped. The irony of it was, people in Perth kept telling me that it was hot and sunny every day before I arrived.
Sprained my ankle quite badly halfway through my trip in Perth. I will never again underestimate any sprains or aches on my travels. It was really really bad…but…I still went on anyway, limping around on my own. My ankle is better now but it is still slightly sensitive, 3 weeks after it happened.
Remembered sunblock but still got sunburned when in Perth. What can I say? I didn’t expect this one either. Since I was quite tanned from my Penang trip, I didn’t realise it was that bad until I started peeling.
Had the most embarrassing moment ever in my whole travel adventures when I was in Perth. It’s the kind where you just want to bury your face in the sand and have someone write ‘I’m an idiot’ above it. Le sigh.
Anyway, it was an awesomely fun and adventurous month. I’m slowly taking time to recover from all my adventures or rather misadventures of the month.
Have you ever had any memorable misadventures on your trip? Or taken a long time to recuperate from a long trip? Do share along below! 😉