I took my first train ride of 2021.. in Nigeria!

… and I say this from the perspective of a travel lover and explorer, who has devoted the past couple of years to travelling up to 8 West African countries.

But of course, as tweets accumulate thousands of likes like mine did, comes with a lot of ignorance and lack of education, especially when it comes to this side of the world.

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7 common misconceptions people have about travellers

1. We get loads of time off work.

No we don’t. We get the same 19 (28, including bank holidays in the UK) holiday days that you do. We don’t take days off for doctors appointments, we savour our holiday days for actual h o l i d a y s.

2. We have loads of money.

Nope, even my friends that don’t travel as much as I do make more money than me. I save here and there and decide if some of my pay goes towards a holiday.

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