Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling the world can be amazing. It can open up your mind to whole new possibilities, and make you see the planet we call home in a completely different light. For expanding the mind and developing a greater understanding of foreign cultures, there really is nothing quite like packing up a bag and heading off on the adventure of a lifetime.

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But, wait, wait one second. Travelling isn't always a walk in the park. Yes, you'll make a whole heap of new memories but unless you're very fortunate indeed not all of these memories that you make will be ones you look back on fondly. What are we chatting about? We're chatting about awkwardness.

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If you're thinking about globe-trotting, you should definitely be aware of all the potentially awkward situations that can occur while travelling. Because whether you're the person that's feeling awkward, because of something that's happened to you, or it's somebody else feeling awkward, because of something you've put them through, you should always be looking to minimise awkwardness while travelling.

If you do this, if you make the effort to avoid awkward situations like the ones listed below, we guarantee that everyone will have a much better time. Or, alternatively, you could do all of these things and make your trip a cringe-fest to remember.

1) Bring way too much luggage with you

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

2) Buy a massive hat and walk around like this...

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

3) Get matching t-shirts for you and your squad

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

4) Break your leg on the first day/night of travelling

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

5) Buy drugs from a local man and wake up three days later with no recollection of what happened

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

6) Try to communicate with locals by speaking LOUDLY...AND...SLOWLY...IN...ENGLISH

Travel The World Awkward

Travel The World Awkward

7) Get a shit tattoo

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

8) Blow your entire travel budget in the first two days and spend the rest of your trip eating dust

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

9) Get so ill that you feel like you're shitting out all of your internal organs whenever you go to the toilet

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

10) Let your friends graffiti all over your passport

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

11) Walk through passport control with a doodled dick on your forehead (permanent marker)

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

12) Tell everyone you meet that you're on a "voyage of discovery" and/or really trying to "find" yourself

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

13) Show everyone you love animals by stroking a lion and getting your whole arm bitten off

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

14) Have ridiculously loud sex in a shared dormitory

Travelling The World Awkward

Passionate couple in the bedroom

15) Wear the same football shirt for six months

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

16) Turn everything into a "spiritual" moment

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

17) Get caught up in a love triangle with a bored local housewife and her angry fisherman husband

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

18) Start some beef with a notorious local gang

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

19) Disrespect religious temples/churches by acting like a culturally insensitive bell-end

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

20) Contract a genital-melting STI

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

21) Get your foot stuck in a strange toilet

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

22) Tell everyone you're going to sort out the accommodation...and then totally drop the ball

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

23) Get home and bore everyone by starting all your stories with "When I was travelling..."

Travelling The World Awkward

Travelling The World Awkward

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