Meeting fellow travelers during your trip is probably one of the most memorable moment especially when you share the same interest. Also, they can be very helpful by pointing your direction to the right path, sharing some travel tips, or even translating language you know nothing about in unfamiliar place. However, not all travelers are nice and such decent human beings. Some of them might become part of your travel nightmare.
Fellow travelers you don’t want to be with during your trip
It is possible that you meet different travelers each time you visit a place. Sometimes, they are like your long lost friends. However, sometimes, they remind you of the annoying character of a movie. Sometimes, meeting fellow travelers is inevitable and it can be either good or bad experience. But here are types of fellow travelers you definitely don’t want to travel with, let alone be stuck with in a long-haul train ride or flight:
The Name Dropping
Fellow travelers who tend to name-drop in every conversation you made regardless of the subject. For example, a tourist who like comparing the places they are currently visiting with the one they visited before. They like showing-off instead of sharing their experience. The line between those two might be a little bit thin. But you can exactly tell in which mode your fellow travelers are during their talk. You can see from the attitude they are exuding when talking with you. Being stuck with this type of fellow traveler can make you feel drained especially when they can’t stop talking.
The High Maintenance
High-maintenance types are also fellow travelers you don’t want to be involved with during your trip. This type of travelers often ask so many questions into details. They are not satisfied with every options available. They even make their in-flight food order take too long, putting their flight attendance in silent sufferings. They keep complaining about many things even for the minor ones such as the temperature of their drinks, the thickness of their pillow, etc.
Next type of tourist or fellow traveler you don’t want to travel with is the one who exude ‘the know-it-all’ attitude. They ask tour guide many questions not because they want to know about the place or cultural information. Instead, they just want to expound upon the guy’s answer. They like talking about subject into details like they are the expert of it. They often underestimate your knowledge of the subject.
The Home Boy
Another type of fellow travelers you don’t want to be with during your trip is the one who keeps seeking something familiar with they are used to at their home. Answering questions for this type of fellow traveler can be exhausting. Meanwhile, they keep seeking the comforts of home. They even want their destination to have the same climate as their home. Dealing with this type of fellow travelers is tricky. If you think you cannot handle them, avoid them by doing your own things during the trip.