So travelling is pictured as this beautiful, enriching experience, and yeah of course, it's awesome. You get to see new awesome places, do new things and meet some incredible people. But many travellers tend not to talk about the bad moments and experiences, you'll have bad experiences and things which were just, well, dreadful. Especially if travelling to countries that have different cultures, and things you're not used to. So here is a list of the three worst things i have had to see or do, in no particular order.
1.) So, this is about one of the worst travelling experiences of my life. I mean it was fucking dreadful and to make it worse, i had my 69 year old grandmother with me, who endured the trip just as well as i did. It started when we had to travel from New Delhi to Rishikesh in Northern India. We originally planned on getting the train, all of which had been great, comfortable and air conditioned, which makes a huge difference when it's plus 40c outside. Unfortunately all the trains were booked, so we had to go for the bus. To make it worse all the air conditioned buses were booked up to, so we had to get a non air conditioned sleeper bus. We thought okay, it should be fine as it's overnight and it won't be too hot, it's only a 6 hour trip, we can manage that. 18 hours later and we're still on this fucking bus, in 43 degree celsius heat. It was dreadful, sitting on this crammed bus with about 35 other people, with no food, in this ridiculous temperature, going down some old bumpy road in the middle of nowhere, i kid you not the bus was bouncing everywhere. My poor nan nearly knocked herself out, when her head hit the roof. Turns out there was a holy festival going on the next town along, where thousands of people pilgrimage to every year, so the traffic was ridiculous. What should of been a nice 6 hour overnight bus, turned out to be a very long, sweaty, uncomfortable 18 hour bus trip. So when taking buses in India, check for holy festivals.
2.) Another awful traveling experience was unfortunately again India. This country is beautiful and there are some amazing things too see, it's just a massive change of culture and way of living, that many westerners will not at all be used to. I'm sure all of you have heard of the term Delhi belly. Well without going into too much detail it's where you get really bad stomach ache from the food, because your stomach is not used to it. And i had a little case of it, particularly bad on this one day. And we decided to go to the zoo. Now having stomach ache is bad on the best of days, but when it's sweltering hot and you're sweaty and walking around trying to explore it's even worse. So on this one occasion in the Zoo, i had to rush to the toilet. Now, throughout most of india, they just have holes in the ground. So i went into the toilet in the zoo, of which there was only one within a good mile, and well i couldn't wait that long. So i went in, and to my surprise it was a normal toilet... even more to my surprise some fucker had shit on the seat, like i mean literally on the seat of the toilet... like dude... how do you miss the toilet like that. Being so desperate.. luckily when going round India i always carried toilet roll in my backpack, i sorted it out, and myself. But it was a horrid experience.
3.) Another horrible experience for me was in Vietnam. Now i'm a big animal lover. It doesn't matter what it is, i like them all. Vietnam is a beautiful country and i would recommend everyone to go, but when heading to the markets go with an open mind. They don't have the same way of life as us, and have different values, so when it comes to how they treat animals it's on another level. Like literally made me feel a bit sick at some points. Just a couple things, so you can get an understanding of what it's like for real, i saw skinned frogs in cages, still alive and hopping about, the same for ducklings and fish being skinned and gutted alive on the streets, right there in the market. It was nasty. They also serve things like a snake blood shot, where they pour the blood from the snake's neck, they literally kill it right there in front of you, and mix it with vodka. So when heading to vietnam be prepared for it.