50 things I learnt in 1 month of travelling

Every journey is an adventure and the journey itself is one very valuable experience. It teaches you things which otherwise you had no idea you can do, or not. I’ve made a list of the small and significant things I learnt in 1 month of traveling. One month traveling looks like this :

  1. A backpack is enough
  2. Don’t value things based on their price
  3. Never judge people before you get to talk to them
  4. Food is cheap and easy to find
  5. Send the postcard yourself (and buy the postcard and a stamp as soon as you get there)
  6. Amazing mornings are those one with coffee to go and some bakery stuff you enjoy in a park
  7. Don’t try to ride a bike and hold a coffee at the same time
  8. Water is expensive, drink tap water (in Europe it should be safe)
  9. Keep a notebook with you at all times, and write things down
  10. Don’t say no to new things
  11. Rain is just water (and also a free shower)
  12. Taking an overnight train/bus is cheap and will save a night in a hostel
  13. Money has the value we set for it in our minds
  14. You don’t have to be rich to travel
  15. Meeting new people can only lead to amazing adventures (but respect no. 10)
  16. Rest when you need it
  17. Don’t take things personally
  18. Take pics of the things you like (take loads of photos!)
  19. Ask people to take pics of you
  20. Don’t be afraid to talk to people. If you feel like talking, just do it
  21. Buy internet roaming (or a sim card from that country)
  22. Google is your best friend (trust Google before trusting a stranger you just met)
  23. Don’t commit to things which don’t serve you
  24. Choose comfort over fashion
  25. Wear good walking shoes
  26. Wash your clothes when you have the chance
  27. If it’s not written somewhere that something is forbidden, then it’s ok to do it
  28. Always be aware of your surroundings, people, places
  29. The best things are free
  30. Galleries with sales are free museums
  31. Ask for things, most people will be happy to help you
  32. Always have 10 EUR in cash (some trains can drop you off in the middle of nowhere)
  33. Pack your swimming suit
  34. Do it now, don’t say you have time to do something later (a pic, a walk, buy that postcard)
  35. Someone will always judge you
  36. Have your favorite music on your phone, a photo of your family and the address of the next stop
  37. Beer is the cheapest drink, anywhere
  38. Don’t buy crap, photos are the most valuable memories
  39. Be nice, it’s important
  40. Check the schedule before going someplace
  41. Try not to get your shoes wet
  42. Traveling when you’re younger is cheaper
  43. Have a student card with you, or something similar
  44. Don’t pack more than you can carry by yourself
  45. Dealing with people requires patience
  46. But always be ready to act fast
  47. It is possible to take the wrong bus/metro twice, in the same night
  48. Asking people for directions is generally an useful thing
  49. But getting lost in a new city is a wonderful way to explore, if it’s daylight
  50. Traveling alone is the best way to discover the world and more important, to discover oneself.

Enjoy the journey, nothing bad can come out of it!

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