Long-term travel jam-packed with surprises and incidents, no matter how well you plan. Someone once took me as a mugger and that didn’t have the best ending. Flea bites, getting scammed, getting detained by interpol, getting into embarrassing situation- everything has happened in these few months since I started traveling.
That aside, I have been to some of the most amazing places and met the most amazing people. I learnt a new language. I taught English in Ecuador.
What I really want to say is, travel is never all about live-out-loud social media, amazing sunsets, the best food and all that. No matter, how much you crave for this stuff, when you are not looking, some crazy wind will blow you away. And, if you still hold your ground, you will enjoy traveling and learn from all those experiences.