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10 Lessons from my travels so far:

CAMBODIA | Thursday, 24 January 2013 | Views [319]

  1. The best way to get across the road is to just go… step out and let the motorbikes do the dodging. (Cars, on the other hand must be treated with a little more respect. Cars do not dodge.
  2. Sleep is good. Preferably 8 hours in a nice quiet, air conditioned room, but napping on buses and trains is a great way to pass the hours too.
  3. Squat loos are much easier to negotiate in a skirt. BYO toilet paper & hand sanitizer.
  4. Having a hotel pre-booked takes a whole lot of stress out turning up in a strange new town; just get off the bus & find a tuk tuk driver who knows where he’s going.
  5. Be OK with getting ripped off occasionally.
  6. Beggars are people too; you can’t always give them something, but a smile is free – the least you can do is acknowledge their existence.
  7. No one ever has change for $100.
  8. It’s fine to slow down, do less and occasionally hide in your hotel room for an afternoon – travel shouldn’t be about ticking off a to-do-list
  9. Asking for chicken at a local restaurant might get you more than you bargained for. (I ate what I think was the liver, ‘cause people do that… but the heart & lungs floating in my soup… ah, no thanks)
  10. And most important of all: If you don’t know, ask.

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