How To Deal With Travel Slump

Have you ever heard of the travel slump? Chances are that you have, because it happens to just about every traveler out there. But first, let us explain what the travel slump actually is, just so there is no confusion later on, okay? Okay, here it is! After spending months upon months traveling the road, you wake up one day and you feel like something’s not right with you. You can’t quite explain the feeling, but you just feel a bit weird. The idea of traveling the world doesn’t sound fun to you anymore. It just doesn’t seem as exciting as it used to. You are both bored and tired, and you just don’t want to travel anymore, but you can’t really explain why feel that way. And then you start to wonder if there is something wrong with you. You have been seeing and doing amazing stuff almost every single day for the last few years, and now suddenly, you feel like you don’t want to do it anymore. Why do you feel this way? And that – ladies and gentlemen – is the travel slump, and it happens to just about every traveler out there.

When you first decide to travel the world, travel is exciting and new. You get to meet new people, try new food, explore exotic lands, and experience new cultures. But one day you wake up and realize that traveling the world has become nothing more than a routine – you wake up, meet new people, pack your travel backpack, head to the next destination, and do it all over again in a new place. What you need to do is stop and mix it up a little bit. Just make some changes to your travel routine, and everything should be okay once again!

Stop Where You Are
One of the main reasons why you are experiencing the travel slump is because you are running around too much, so just stop and spend some time in one place. Changing locations every single day can be a very exhausting process. So, what you need to do is slow down, take a short break from travel, and stay where you are for a few days.

Mix It Up
Do you know what makes travel as exciting as it is? Variety! Every day is a new day filled with endless possibilities, so don’t be afraid to mix up your routine. By mixing up your routine, you will make the travel slump disappear.

Top 5 Things to do in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is a country less traveled by many. This may be due to its name that aside from it is hard to spell, has the suffix “-stan” that everybody fears, but unlike its neighbors, Kyrgyzstan is somewhat a much milder landlocked country with breathtaking mountainscapes and rich nomadic culture. There are just a lot of interesting things to do that can be really worth your time, read through our top 5 here.

 

STAY IN A YURT

To have a truly authentic Kyrgyz experience, you should stay in one of their traditional yurt, a roundish tent made up of felt and is used as a dwelling place of the nomads. Yurts are more than just houses for the locals, it is already part of their diverse culture showcasing their architecture, craftsmanship and tapestries. Sleeping on the floor, breathing fresh mountain air amidst a stunning lakeside view would be nothing short of bliss.

WORLD NOMAD GAMES

It started in 2014, where nomadic tribes from all around the world gather for a week long tournament of sports and intellectual games. It’s an “Olympics” for nomads with games that you probably haven’t heard of yet but is worth the attendance. Eagle hunting, falconry, dog racing, wrestling on horseback, polo, and javelin on horseback are just some of the interesting games you’ll witness in the World Nomad Games.

ISSYK KUL

The stunning blue Issyk Kul is definitely one of the highlights of your Kyrgyzstan trip. It is considered as the world’s second largest saline and second largest mountain lake and a very famous tourist spot of this country. A sure crowd magnet because of its warm waters, bathing beaches and beautiful snow-capped mountain terrain backdrop.

NATURE LOVER’S HAVEN

It’s too hard to pinpoint just one best spot for hiking in this country because it is just so blessed with the abundance of gorgeous landscapes and wildlife. You can, basically, just hike anywhere and you’ll be treated to awesome sceneries like straight from a desktop wallpaper. Aside from the view, you will also get to encounter wild camels, horses, eagles and many other mountain animals. Its nature is so untouched that just a simple hike can give you an intense connection with the earth.

BESHBARMAK

After all the hiking and nature tripping, you are surely up for trying the Kyrgyzstan’s national dish – Beshbarmak. If translated, it is known as “Five Fingers” because it is traditionally eaten with their hands. This food is noodles with horsemeat but can be paired with any other meat, too. Kyrgyz are nomadic people and they are reliant to their own animals so their food are always with meat and dairy.

There are just so much more to see in this less known country, so if you want to visit Central Asia make sure you drop by Kyrgyzstan first.