In the beginning of my travels I thought I would never be tired of travelling. But I was wrong.
Some of you might think the same – that you will never be tired of travelling. But if you go on a long term travel, eventually you will be. Believe me!
Because if you do something too much, no matter what it is, you will ultimately get tired. Playing football, eating hamburgers, or watching movies, if you do this every day, you will get tired of it eventually. The same applies for travel. Regardless of how much you love it, if you do it long enough, you will get sick of it.
The second time I went on a long term travel, I noticed that when I arrived to Hong Kong, that travel was not fun any more. I was not excited about anything. It was boring to see the city, try the local food, and meet the local people. Three things that I usually love when arriving to a new place.
This feeling hit me even worse when I arrived to India. I was tired of long flights, and uncomfortable bus rides. Moving around all the time, sleeping in new places every week. I was tired of all the local food. Even the locals started to be annoying and go on my nerves. The local that I always found most interesting on my trips.
I started to stay in my room alone after work, just reading books or watching movies. I started to say no to invitations by the locals to do things in the night.
This was my last stop at this trip, and I just wanted it to end. It was two very long months. The day I left India, I was so relieved and happy. I was counting the days, to the trip to end! I was sick of travelling!
I do not want to say that India or Hong Kong are bad countries with bad people. The countries and the people are amazing. It was not them that contributed to my feelings, it was the travel burnout I had. If I had visited these countries in the beginning of my trip, it would be very different. And I think I would have found everything more exciting – from the country, the food to the people.
After India, I went home for one month, before I left again. But this month helped me to get over the burnout. I got a lot of energy, again. But this time, I settled in Bolivia, and got into a daily routine with work, not a life filled with travels from one place to another. So the travel burnout have disappeared a long time ago, luckily!
Did you ever suffer from travel burnout?