10 gifs only world travelers will understand

World travel can be pretty incredible – and pretty terrifying. The mishaps and mistakes you make along your journey are just part of the adventure. Remember that laughing about it is much better than crying. Sometimes it takes a little bit of both.


1) Accidentally paying 50 dollars instead of 5 to a cab driver because you’re still adjusting to the bills:




2) Pretending to understand a stranger talking in a foreign language when in reality you’re clueless:




3) Shamelessly eating McDonalds because you want to taste something familiar:




4) Adjusting to new modes of public transportation:






5) Slowly swelling with pride when someone mistakes you for a local:




6) When you are forced to cut outfits from your suitcase to keep your bag underweight:




7) When your friends say they’re coming with you until they check flight prices:




8) Creeping the locals out when you’re really just people watching:




9) Trying to adjust to the metric system:




10) Exploring the local culinary scene:





Sources: Giphy 1 corpsecaddy.tumblr.com, Giphy 2 thelavalizard.com, Giphy 3 burgerlords.com, Giphy 4 Reddit, Giphy 5 champagnemanagement.com, Giphy 6 overwhelmedbyfeels.tumblr.com, Giphy 7 www.reactiongifs.com, Giphy 8, Giphy 9 www.funnyjunk.com, Giphy 10 Reddit


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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