Would You Rather: Travel Edition.

30.5.16


I never planned on doing tags/question posts on my blog, but I came across this series by Sea Salt Secrets and it looked quite fun so I thought I'd give it a go!

Would You Rather...?

Travel or focus on your career at the age of 25?

Having a career doesn't mean you can't travel. You might not be able to travel for months at a time but a good career can set you up for life and enable you to travel more because you can afford it. Some jobs send you on trips abroad regularly, I'm working on getting myself one of them in the future :)

Have a $10,000 budget for a holiday and fly first class for $5,000 and stay in mediocre accommodation OR spend $1,000 on economy and stay in luxury accommodation?
Economy all the way. I'm not spending the holiday on the plane. Granted, I won't spend most of my time in my accommodation either, but it would be nice to come back to a clean comfy bed and nice facilities. I might not get the crying baby in first class but I'll have my headphones on.

Never take the train OR never take an airplane again?

Bye bye trains! I use them a lot more than planes but there are plenty alternatives: cars, buses, coaches and bikes. If I couldn't take a plane again, then I'm limited to this continent, not that Europe hasn't got tons to explore but I want to explore the world! I don't fancy a journey to another continent via boat ↓


Stay in a palm hut along the seashore for seven days OR stay in a log cabin in the woods for one month?

At first, I said palm hut but as I re-read it and thought it over, I voted for the log cabin. A whole month in the woods would be out of my comfort zone but I reckon it would be a good experience. I love the beach but I've done it plenty times and I'm all for trying new things. As long as it was clean, safe from bears and giant spiders, had plenty food and a way of contacting the rest of civilisation. A month is a long time.

Wake up without your wallet OR wake up without your passport and phone?

No wallet. I rarely carry cash due to the fear of losing it and my important cards are never in there. The only things I'd lose are a few loyalty cards I barely use and the wallet itself. Having no passport and no phone means I'm screeeewed. How would I get home? How would I contact anyone? *cries hypothetically*

*Fun story - when I was younger, I lost my passport at Disneyland Paris on one of the rides. Travelling to the British Embassy wasn't fun but thankfully I made it home and haven't been back since lol. I will visit again some day, though I probably won't walk with my passport...*


Be left behind in the bush on an African safari OR be left behind in the water on a scuba trip?

Both scenarios sound terrifying but I'd rather be left in the bush. Chances are there's more people on land than under water so I'd have a better chance of being rescued. If I was alone under water, I'd start panicking and my oxygen would run out a lot faster.

Lose your luggage but land on time OR land 12 hours late with your luggage intact?

Land 12 hours late. I'd probably spend 12 hours hunting for my luggage anyway.


Have an awesome job in a mediocre city OR a mediocre job in an awesome city?

The toughest question!
I place so much importance on enjoying my job and being passionate about what I'll be spending 40 hours of my week doing, so I'd go for the awesome job in a mediocre city. Whilst you have a life outside of work, I hate the thought of dreading my job. It would affect my whole life and at least in a crap city, I could always visit somewhere nearby and it would probably encourage me to travel more. It's how I imagine living in Zone 6 to be #noshade

Be able to teleport to places you’ve already been OR only be able to teleport to places you’ve never been before?

Places I've never been before. I want to visit as much of the world as I can, so being able to travel to a different part of it every time would be cool. Hopefully I would know where I'm going in advance so I could pack accordingly.

Be stuck on a seven-hour delay OR turn up at the airport and realise your flight is tomorrow?

Stuck on a seven-hour delay because at least it's not my fault. I like to consider myself as a fairly organised person, so getting my flight date wrong would crush me a little bit and it would be such a hassle. Would you go back home? Back to the hotel? Find a new hotel? Nah, as impatient as I am, I'd take the delay.


Be able to play every musical instrument that you touch OR speak every language that you hear?

Speak every language OBVIOUSLY!
How great would it be to communicate with every person that you meet? And to understand when someone's talking smack about you so you can hit them with a response - fluent AF. It would open up endless career and living opportunities as well. I wouldn't move to another country if I didn't intend on learning the language so having that ability would be amazing.

Travel back in time to meet your ancestors OR forward to meet your descendants?

I'm constantly thinking and planning for the future but I'd love to travel back in time to meet my ancestors to see how they made me the person I am today. It would be great to learn more about my family history.

Have in-flight WiFi but no legroom (like, zero inches) OR in-flight legroom but no WiFi?

Legroom, regardless of the flight time. Me complaining about my severe leg cramp wouldn't make for an interesting Snapchat story.


Be able to eat anything and any quantity of food with no negative health effects OR be refreshed and well rested after only three hours of sleep?

It takes me a while to go to sleep and I'm a light sleeper so being a fully functioning adult who survives on three hours of sleep would be pretty ideal. I eat almost anything I want now - in moderation.

Would you rather travel along the ocean floor OR take a trip to outer space?

I don't have a huge interest in space but if I ever got the unrealistic-never-ever-going-to-happen chance to do it, I would take it! Deep, open water makes me feel a bit uneasy and it's probably pitch black on the ocean floor and crawling with scary sea creatures.


Die happy in five years OR die unhappy in sixty years?

The thought of dying young isn't a nice one but it's better than a long life full of unhappiness.

On a happier note, I've enjoyed reading these posts so if you do or have done it, share below!

7 comments

  1. I absolutely loved reading this! Although, truth be told, those questions about being in the middle of the ocean made me so queasy (it's on top of my fear list, even though I somehow enjoy diving).

    Also, I find there's about an equal chance of being with crying babies/restless tots in both economy and premium cabins, so going economy and splurging on a great hotel is 1000% the route to go.

    Haven't done a post like this, but you're right about finding these absolutely enjoyable to read. :)

    xo
    N of Style Tomes

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    1. Same, I love the ocean but I'm terrified of being stuck in the middle of it! And I have enjoyed reading these posts xx

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  2. You know what I really enjoyed reading this post that it makes me smile all throughout. I was answering in mind the same questions and we almost have opposite answers not until I read your reasons. You're so witty! I agree with you in everything especially in the last question. I'd probably choose the same thing! :) I had fun and I'll promise to be back on your site again when you have new posts. I'm a fan :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // BORACAY Travel Diary

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    1. Haha thank you, everyone's answers have been so different which is why I've enjoyed reading them!

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  3. This is such a great idea for a blog post! Loved reading your choices and I would be definitely be better left in a bush than in a water since I can't swim and I would die in few seconds, haha :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Isn't it? I knew I had to do it as soon as I read it, I enjoyed everyone else's! (Will check out yours if you do it also!)
      I'm not a bad swim but I'd definitely panic!

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  4. This is such an inspiering post, thank you! Now I have to think about it.

    http://mondsuchtme.blogspot.de/

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