We all know that social media is just a massive highlight reel of our lives, and it never shows the true picture of what is going on in a person’s life. This is never more true than with travel. The time someone spent ‘finding themselves’ hiking through the jungle and bonding with natives will never be all sunshine and daisies, no matter what they make out to be true on Facebook. While it really was the time of their life, they also probably had to deal with some rubbish along the way.
Of course travelling can be the most exciting part of life, and you should definitely share your stories wherever you can to encourage people to get out there and have an adventure of their own. Though I don’t think the reality travel should be too sugarcoated. Why not mention both the good, the bad and the ugly?
So, to celebrate the imperfection of life, here’s my look at what travel looks like on social media compared to what it looks like in real life.

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I love being a tourist. As you probably know, visiting different places for the first time is one of my favourite things to do. And yes, when I’m abroad I often bumble around and take pictures of odd things and don’t really know where I’m going.

Since moving to London I’ve started to understand the relationship that people who live in famous cities across the world have with tourists. Of course tourists give the economy a huge boost, make places more diverse and get to see why you love where you live so much. But, they can also be a little bit annoying.

So, forgetting all the benefits for just one minute, here are the things that I wish I could tell tourists in London.

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