It’s not quite in keeping with the spirit of the site but I thought it would be interesting to see what seasoned travellers hate about travelling. I know ‘hate’ is a strong word so feel free to share things that make you feel uncomfortable/annoyed.
Mainly, I struggle with:
– Knowing how much to tip: “Am I being too frugal? Am I being too generous? Should I tip the driver now or when he picks me back up?” Tipping makes me feel really uncomfortable. I wish it were just included in the main price – though I appreciate it’s not always kicked back to the people who deserve it.
– Overly verbose guides: I tend not to opt for guides because I prefer to roam around without a set itinerary but on the occasions that I do, I like ones that strike the right balance between informative and overwhelming. I’ve had some amazing guides, but on a couple of occasions I’ve had ones that have recounted every minute detail about every single point of interest from its earliest known history. This can get a bit much especially when you want some free time to explore on your own.