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Blogmas: Ways to Kill Time While Travelling, Sans Internet

At this time of year the crooning words of Chris Rea singing Driving Home for Christmas becomes more than just a festive jingle, it becomes a reality. Floods of people boarding trains, planes and automobiles (see what I did there?!) to get home, into the comfortable bosom of their loved ones, to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.

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For some, this inevitably means travelling by some tedious mode of transport, be it bus, train, aeroplane or boat and spending hours trying to pass the time. As a rather seasoned traveller, and often without a local sim card or data package (eek!) I thought I would share with you some words of wisdom on how to kill time while travelling… Believe me, I have hours and hours of experience…
And to make it more interesting all of things require no internet connection! And no, the list doesn’t start and end with read a book (although it does feature) Enjoy! And happy travels! ✌❤

Things to do while travelling, sans internet….

Snack – constantly. And take photographs of your snacks to put on Instagram later

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Dalat to Nha Trang, Vietnam

 

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Nha Trang to Hoi An, Vietnam

Read a book -preferably more than just the first page. I have a tendency of being distr- oh a fly

I have so many books on my tablet, I should definitely read some of them
I have so many books on my tablet, I should definitely read some of them

Learn a language – I am in a constant battle with myself to improve my Spanish and I have found that putting in my headphones and zoning out to a foreign language while traveling really does help. I have also started using a sleep therapy learning mechanism, which for travelling kinda kills 2 birds with 1 stone.

Sleep – Sometimes easier said than done

Watch episodes of Come Dine With Me via You Tube off line. Top tip: Ensure you have enough memory on your device and double-check the downloads have actually worked.

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Try to get the attention of your boyfriend/girlfriend/travelling companion as they happily watch a film, play a game or just out right blank you, oblivious to your struggle with boredom and most likely a wedgie

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Barcelona to Valencia, Spain

contemplate life – nothing too deep, maybe just what to have for dinner or what christmas present to buy your mother/father/sister/brother

Take selfies. Lots and lots of selfies 🙂

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Hat Yai to Phuket, Thailand

 

Prachup Kirri Khan to Hua Hin, Thailand
Prachup Kirri Khan to Hua Hin, Thailand

 

Phnom Penh to HCMC
Phnom Penh to HCMC

*Refrain from drinking too much. Toilets are usually a nightmare on trains and are usually non existent on coaches across Asia* I went for 10 hours without using the loo on the train from Nha Trang to Hoi An. Boy, I regretted that cup of tea with breakfast. Oh and the bottle of water I drank while waiting to board. And the coffee I got from the food trolley..

I hope these tips come in useful this festive season and that everyone has a Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho! Please check out Without_Cruelty on Instagram for more festive fun 😊

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