Truth#1 The time the bus arrives at your station is in direct relation to how quickly you walked down a sandy road carrying your luggage. If you walk fast it will be one hour late.
Truth #2 Losing 6 pounds will not make the narrow bus seats any larger or more comfortable.
Truth #3 No matter how many times you do it, peeing in a grassy field with 50 other people and no bushes to hide behind, is no less awkward
Truth # 4 Knowing snakes fear you more than you fear them brings no comfort when you're walking through a field in the dark and the grass rustles.
Truth # 5 Zambian pop music blasting through the bus speakers at midnight is not improved by the lady next to you singing along in a falsetto voice.
Truth # 6 You will always be in your heaviest sleep when immigration boards the bus or you reach your destination.
Truth # 7 Even though you tell yourself that the hotel mosquito net is there to protect you from dangerous disease carrying mosquitoes it will still be claustrophobic.
Truth # 8 The moment your head hits the pillow after a 16 hour bus ride is when blog ideas will pop into your head.
Truth #9 Your son and husband are guaranteed to moan and groan if you turn on your mini-laptop to jot down the above ideas so you can sleep in peace.
What are the traveling truths you've discovered?
5 days ago