Travel theme: Sport

This week’s topic from Where’s My Backpack blog – Travel theme: Sport

Travelling isn’t always as easy as it should be on holiday and some of what you experience (or endure) can feel like you are participating in an olympic sport.

First, you must get your bags to the airport or cruise terminal.

This involves upper body strength, good timing and great precision as your goal is to ensure the bags arrive at the same destination as you.

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Head down and focus on the finish line.

Then you must stand in line, waiting for your turn to board. This can feel like a constant tug-of-war with pompous officials and, if you get your timing right, you can board your vessel in time to relax and pop into something comfortable.

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There’s always pushing and shoving to get on board.

Once you’ve settled in to your holiday you will no doubt undertake various activities, or sports, to keep you busy and ensure you have some interesting photos to show your workmates when you return.

If you choose to sightsee or take daytrips, make sure you are familiar with your method of transport; familiarise yourself with the local rules as penalties may apply for misuse.

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Beware of under-aged drivers and traffic jams!

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Which way to the Grand Prix?

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Well I did request air-conditioning…

When participating in extra-curricular sporting activities you need to keep you feet on the ground,

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Always wear matching team colours.

keep your equipment dry,

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Don’t allow the competition to make you lose your balance.

but not too dry,

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Don’t make the acceptance phone call before you’ve actually won.

 

and keep your eyes on the game at all times.

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Protective eyewear can be handy.

At the end of your trip, you may be tired, you may be distracted but make sure you have enough left in you to tackle the last sporting challenge of your journey – collecting your baggage and queueing for an eternity to get through customs in  your own country.

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I have a black belt in dealing with airline baggage belts.

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The final hurdle, then home.

As you can see, travelling is a lot like an olympic sport: if at first you do not succeed, try and try again (or fly and fly again)!

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