10 Times When Travel Expectations Went Wrong



1. The Great Wall Of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the largest tourist attractions in the world, but it’s never as quiet as it is in pictures.


2. Admiring The Mona Lisa

When you go to see the Mona Lisa, you think there really isn’t going to be anyone else there. But in reality, it’s packed.

3. Visiting The Beach In Rio

Have you ever wanted to visit the famous Rio de Janerio beach? We don’t think you’ll even be able to see the sand.

4. Learning To Ski

You may think that learning to ski is easy and peachy, but really you’re always falling over and just wanting to finish the lessons.

5. Santorini

When you watch movies about going to Greece, there’s probably 1 or 2 people on the famous Santorini island, but the reality is a lot different.

6. Beaches In Thailand

When you see pictures about winning a trip to Thailand, all you can think is ‘finally — time alone.’ But the truth is, it’s going to be more crowded than you thought.

7. The Stonehenge At Sunset

The sunset is beautiful, but the sunset at stonehenge is even more beautiful. Being able to see the sunset, though, is quite difficult.

8. Climbing Mt Everest

We often see pictures of a couple of people climbing Mt. Everest. Two or three lone people on the massive mountain — the reality is far different.

9. The Mermaid Rock

Pictures make the famous mermaid rock look amazing, big and peaceful, but the reality is that it’s actually small and there’s so many people there.

10. New York’s Central Park

In movies, central park always looks so peaceful, and quiet — so quiet that you could have a picnic date if you liked. The reality, however, is that every person in NYC and every tourist in the country are there.