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  1. Junior
    November 2, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

    Good helps me !
    Thank you

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    • dankiteski
      November 2, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

      Junior, I’m glad 🙂

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  2. Kristine
    December 29, 2017 @ 11:53 pm

    Totally agree with you on all of them! We made many of these mistakes at the start of our travels.
    One I can add is: triple check the dates and times when booking stuff.
    Once we booked a hotel a whole month later only to realise it after landing in the airport and trying to confirm our arrival time. And they were fully booked and we already prepaid the nonrefundable fee. Luckily they were very forthcoming and returned the money, we did manage to find another hotel in the end. Lesson learned the hard way 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      December 30, 2017 @ 11:46 pm

      Hi Kristine. That’s definitely a bonus point. Thanks for sharing your experience and I’m glad things worked out fine in the end 🙂 Anyway, it’s good when we take mistakes as lessons, whether ours or someone else’s

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  3. Hannah
    December 30, 2017 @ 5:57 am

    Yes, I have definitely done a couple of these before. The last two, I think I always do even though I try not to, haha.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hannah

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    • dankiteski
      December 30, 2017 @ 11:42 pm

      Some are just hard to avoid no matter how hard we try 🙂 Thank you for commenting

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  4. Bikram Chakraborty
    December 30, 2017 @ 8:18 pm

    Nicely summed up. Thanks.

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    • dankiteski
      December 30, 2017 @ 11:42 pm

      Thank you, Bikram

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  5. Shane Prather
    December 4, 2018 @ 5:28 pm

    I have definitely been guilty of every one of these but have improved over the years (especially on the overpacking… light is the way to go!)

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    • dankiteski
      December 5, 2018 @ 8:24 am

      Haven’t we all? 🙂

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  6. Sydney
    December 5, 2018 @ 5:19 am

    These are all so true, especially the one about checking passport requirements. I just read an article about a couple kicked off their Asian cruise because they didn’t have a Chinese visa, which was one of their ports. No matter how much I travel though I’m guilty of buying too many souvenirs. I just can’t help myself haha

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    • dankiteski
      December 6, 2018 @ 8:10 am

      Thank you, Sydney! We all do some of these occasionally, I suppose 🙂

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  7. Shreya Saha
    December 5, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

    I so agree with you even I did many of these mistakes. I also booked so many stuff early and got freaked with flexibility when I reached the place. I always plan to see everything when I go to a place, but gradually I learnt to be flexible and let few places go. I can always see them again next time.

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    • dankiteski
      December 6, 2018 @ 8:13 am

      We all occasionally do at least some of these but it’s true one will become a lot more flexible with time.

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  8. Kellee @ LifeAdventurers
    December 5, 2018 @ 11:21 pm

    I loved reading this list! I know many people who do these mistakes. I’m guilty of them too sometimes. I mean, after a long haul flight, I do crave familiar fast food and I’m not ashamed to admit that either. Seems to help me recover and I have a little mission to eat that particular item in all countries I can. However, after that, it’s local snacks all the way. I also used to be concerned about talking with locals, just the whole don’t talk to strangers thing when growing up, but actually, I’ve started to do that more.

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    • dankiteski
      December 6, 2018 @ 8:15 am

      Aren’t we all (guilty), Kellee? But it’s important to identify these mistakes and work to improve them 🙂

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  9. Epepa Travel Blog
    December 6, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

    With this booking of everything, especially accommodation is true. I try not to do it, but sometimes I can not stop myself and I book a place because I can not imagine to come somewhere late and still look for a place to stay. However, I noticed that when we go without a booking we are able to find a better and cheaper accommodation.

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    • dankiteski
      December 7, 2018 @ 2:29 pm

      I’m glad you realized that. Booking in advance is always more comfortable but like the article stated, most of the time, that’s a more expensive alternative.

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  10. Alexander Popkov
    December 13, 2018 @ 12:44 pm

    Heh, a couple of mistakes on my side are:
    being a little careless about political tensions, I am Russian and was refused entry to Ukraine and sent back
    and another one is removing travel photos before they got copied to the remote drive

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    • dankiteski
      December 15, 2018 @ 3:06 pm

      I’ve been there but from the other side 🙂 I got deported from Russia. Mistakes are okay as long as we learn from them, I suppose.

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