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The 7 Worst Questions to be Asked When You Come Back From a Trip

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We all get them.

Time for us to all empathise with a TOP list. Whenever we get home from a trip or from backpacking abroad, we are greeted with a bunch of questions – some more moronic than others.

The art in responding appropriately without offending is something else entirely, which maybe one day we will write an article on how to appropriately. Until then, just smile, nod, walk away, open your laptop and start Googling your next travel destination. Works every time!

For more utterances you may hear from friends and family check out: The 8 Worst Travel Advice Ever.

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1. So… how was it?

Where do you begin with that question?! Good, thanks?

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2. You’re so lucky, I wish I could do it too.

Do you? Really? Then why don’t you?

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3. You’re not that tanned.

Avoid this question by getting a spray tan. (Plus, trying to get a tan in New Zealand is pretty lethal as explained in Health Tips For Travelling in New Zealand).

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4. When are you going back?

I only just arrived home you cheeky sod.

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5. Did you take any pictures?

Have you seen my Facebook at all? If you need inspiration on photo taking though, how about these 10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the North Island?

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6. So… what are you going to do now?

Thanks for reminding me I have no plans now I am back in the “real world”. Maybe you need to take a look at How to Use a Gap Year as Valuable Experience on Your CV / Resume to make you feel like you didn’t just waste a year abroad…

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7. You must be bilingual now?

Although you might have picked up a few words in Maori, it probably went more like this:

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