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Saturday, February 11, 2012

25 Reasons Why You Should Not Date a Traveler

by Regin Reyno


It's Valentine month again. I came up with an idea of posting something about Valentine-so I decided to post something about dating a traveler. How about dating a traveler? Check this out.
    
       1. The flag patches on his backpack will make you insecure. 30 patches of          different flags, including Nepal and Bolivia. 
      2. On a dinner date, he’ll be talking about his recent expedition in Malacca, while you are forced to Google where in the world is Malacca, on your iPhone.

      3. He knows lots of people, especially different nationalities that he has met on the road. You may be forced to think that he may leave you in a twinkling of an eye, once he meets a hotter German someday. 

      4. You are talking about marriage while his thoughts are on a trekking trip on the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu. 

      5. You’ll be forced to scale Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa-even though you have acrophobia.

      6. You dream of building a house, he dreams of building a trail.

      7. Your usual dinner dates in posh restaurants will be replaced by dates on the street feasting on local foods, because he is saving money for his next expedition and he wants to experience local culture as much as possible.

      8. He spends time updating his blog and answering questions from people who want to travel to where he has been. He becomes a travel counselor, nevertheless, for free.

      9. On your vacation trip, you will stay in a dorm room full of stinking and snoring budget travelers. On other days, he contents himself of sleeping in a hammock overnight. 

      10. He’ll take you to a 15-hour bus ride. 

photo credit: www.mafiaisland.com
      11. Your oceanarium dream of watching sharks through a glass will be replaced by an actual dive with whale sharks in Donsol, Philippines. 

      12. He will tell you every city’s history that you visit. You will be forced to  pretend to know that you are interested, even if the only thing that you like  in that city is the mall.

      13. His skin is as tan as the Badjaos of southern Philippines, due to endless walking under the heat of the sun, just to save a penny. (no offense to the Badjaos)

      14. He wears fisherman pants instead of Levi’s 501 for the simple reason of “going local”.

      15. He will talk to you about preserving the environment, wild animals, and local culture.

 16. Your dinner date topic will consist of politics, national treasures, UNESCO World Heritage sites, nature, and history.

      17. He’ll be spontaneous in his communication-a skill that was acquired on the road-and you’ll be challenged to equal it.

     18. You’ll be pressured to memorize all the capital cities of the world.

     19. His network is so vast-talking about pressure.

     20. He is always on the go. Full of energy and ruthless spirit.

    21. You’ll spend a lot of time in airports, which means increased pulse rate, annoying x-ray machines, unkind immigration officers and endless queue. 

   22. Additional things: recycled air, jet lag, turbulence, and lost baggage.

   23. Instead of buying you a dress, he’ll spend his savings in purchasing an Ultra Wide Angle lens for the sole purpose of capturing Banaue Rice Terraces.

   24. You will spend your Christmas volunteering to the orphans and land mine victims in Cambodia.

   25. You will be obliged to take a bath in every ice-cold water falls in Southeast Asia.




   Do you still want to date a traveler?


   Happy Valentine to everyone! 

40 comments:

  1. wahahahahahahaha...
    i scored 22/25!

    i better hide this post from my "RM" I might wake up with my clothes all packed for an indefinite road trip!

    nice one!

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  2. I can totally relate to this post! But for all the 25 reasons, I'm game! Thanks for sharing this regin!

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  3. LOL on #4. That's prolly why I am still single. My mind revolves around wandering.

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  4. @The Sole Sisters. Thanks for commenting and for inspiring me to write a blog.

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  5. @Grace. I love your photo in Macchu Picchu.

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  6. Hi Regin, thanks for sharing your post on my wall. I'm guilty of a lot of items on your list esp. #2, #8, #23 :) Happy travels!

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  7. @Kara. Thank you for following my blog. Keep on traveling.

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  8. Hi! Is this an entry for the PTB blog carnival?

    It's so spot-on! And funny :D

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  9. @Lauren. Hi Lauren. Thank you for appreciating it. What is PTB blog carnival? Sorry I don't know it. Can you please tell me more about it? I want to join too. Thank you so much.

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  10. Haha. Natawa naman ako. Serious travelers talaga ang mga ganito, I guess. :)

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  11. hahhaha! this is so funny! =))

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  12. Maganda talaga pare! puede sa PTB blog carnival for feb..

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  13. Great blog Regin...I sometimes see the look in a woman's eyes during dinner when travel is the topic of conversation. It's usually easy to figure out when a woman would backback or just resort to the resort.

    Similar to returning from a trip. The photos are shown, the stories told, and you just can't wait to jump on facebook to talk to fellow travelers still traveling.

    The world is a great book, of which, those who never stir from home read only a page.

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    1. @cdn. That's right. I know what you mean. And women who loves travel are definitely sexy...

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  14. Regin, i so love to travel...so can i qualify for that "sexy" woman you mentioned. hahahaa

    Anyway, am a fellow mvcian and saw your link at virtualphotographer's thread. can we xchange links?

    I blogged some travel experience at my "travel blog" that i acquired mid last year but not much has been posted. ^^ Kulang update.

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    1. Hi Arlene. Sure. It's nice to meet a fellow MVCian blogger. Keep it up.

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  15. ay. kaya pala wala pa kong boyfriend. Now i know. LOL. great post!

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  16. 5555 ! This is hilarious and SO TRUE! I defo have lived on 100 baht a week before just to save up for a trip! I would rather wear hippie pants any day of the week than real clothes and my perfect date is eating local cuisine in a street market talking about the next big adventure! :D

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    1. That's great Lauren. I really admire your traveling spirit. I hope we can travel together again someday.

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  17. Hahahaa!! :) Then date a fellow traveler instead! Life would be so much more exciting! :)

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  18. Pareng Regin, uhmm, guilty ako dito hahaha! Baka nabobore ko na ang mga kadate na di traveler! lol

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  19. HAHAHA. Sana trekker din ung ka date ko para parang nalibot ko na ang buong mundo sa isang kwento lang nya. ;)

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  20. This is funny, yet so true!!! ;-)

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  21. So I checked that globogirls.com site it was a strange concept in the beginning but checking around I found out that it's actually a normal thing, lots of people travel around and wherever you go you might want to hook up with a nice girl wherever you go, they got this social travel network thing with articles where you can tag yourself as interested person to visit that place, I met 2 girls in a trip to east Europe and we got along now we meet once in a while when we can visit each other's town, all in all good site just you have to be realistic I guess, you must be interested yourself or have interesting ideas for girls (like invitation to show your town).

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  22. I had lame experiences with occupied and plenty of fish but recently I tried globogirls.com and I found very suitable matches there. I loved their traveling destinations too.

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  23. I know globogirls.com is very committed to matchmaking for relationships that work.

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  24. btw , i got into a relationship from http://www.globogirls.com/ since i got a travel partner for the first time to spain , since then we enjoy being together and we also we arrange to travel again soon

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  25. btw , i got into a relationship from http://www.globogirls.com/ since i got a travel partner for the first time to spain , since then we enjoy being together and we also we arrange to travel again soon

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