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Published on May 7th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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31 EMOTIONS ONLY TRAVELLERS WILL UNDERSTAND

As a company that runs trips all over the world, we feel pretty qualified to try and summarise how it feels to travel. Whether it’s your first trip or your 21st trip, there will be many emotions. And we reckon there’s no better way to attempt to quantify those emotions than with, y’know…gifs.

1. When you first book your trip

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2. When your best mate tells you they’re coming too

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3. If your best mate cancels on you the following day

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4. When you take your seat on the plane

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5. After nine hours on the same flight

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6. When you catch your first ever glimpse of the world from above the clouds

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7. When you get to your first hotel, no matter how much of a godforsaken hellhole it is

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8. How you think you’ll feel when you step outside the airport at your destination

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9. How you actually feel when you step outside the airport at your destination

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10. When you first leave your hotel room to go ‘exploring’

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11. When you feel comfortable enough to try and make friends with another traveller and get blanked

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12. When you have your first awesome experience with a local

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13. When the exchange rate is in your favour

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14. How you feel for your entire first day travelling

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15. When you try local food for the first time

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16. When you realise what you’re eating isn’t what you ordered

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17. When you realise you’ve been eating an abnormal amount of food, but it’s OK, because you’re travelling

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18. Whenever anything goes wrong

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19. How every traveller you meet along the way appears to you

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20. When the reality of what you’re doing sinks in

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21. How you feel about every single thing you see. Including bus stops, dogs, benches, cats, local people, other travellers and your reflection.

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22. When you see your first sunset (even if it’s really not that great)

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23. When you realise the world is a pretty spectacular place and you’re in it

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24. When you realise the world can be a pretty depressing place too (and you’re in it)

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25. When you get home and realise you are totally and irrefutably broke despite the exchange rate being in your favour

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26. How you appear to all your friends when you get home

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27. Your first night back on the couch

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28. Your first day back to work

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29. When you try and pep talk all your friends into going travelling

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30. How your friends feel when you try and pep talk them into travelling

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31. When you book your next trip

firsttrip2All gifs courtesy of gif-database.tumblr.com

Image courtesy of Esmar Abdul Hamid, Flickr

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We run awesome trips around the world. But when we're not on the road, we're sitting here and writing loads of travel-related insights, tips, information and advice. Geckos Tales is your go-to source for whenever you need to find something out about pretty much anything.



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