20 Vacation Destination Expectations Versus Their Harsh Reality

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I used to think I was more of a hermit crab, but as I’ve grown older, I’ve learned how easy it is to appreciate a getaway from home. You get the chance to visit new places, experience new cultures, and really just get out of your shell. As your Facebook friends flood you with more and more pictures of their vacation destinations, you start to think that it’s your turn to go dip your feet in the ocean or climb the highest mountains, and capture it all for the world to see.
Only problem is, it doesn’t always play out that way.
Despite all the beautiful experiences you THINK you will find, there’s always a bit of disappointment no matter where you go. You can’t let it dampen your whole vacation, but you also can’t pretend it didn’t happen. So no matter what, make sure to take as many pictures as possible, so that when you go on and on about your trip to Venice, your friends can call you out on all your lies.
Imgur user ShadowBun has put together a series of photos that show the harsh reality of vacations. If you have a story of your own, please feel free to comment and share some of your vacation expectations that just didn’t play out.
I’ll just dig my feet into the sand and enjoy the sunshine
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And then the tide comes in, and you immediately pack up and head to the pool

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Wouldn’t it be awesome to walk the entire wall?!
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Just you and 30,000 of your newest friends!

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Wouldn’t it be amazing to uncover some ancient artifact or something?
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On second thought, we’ll be lucky enough just to get 20 minutes to pose next to a tomb
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I’ll be one of the few people ever to scale this mountain!

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What an exclusive club indeed95d664f0-8331-40df-a45a-9dbeef3ed702
What a quaint little village. We’ll get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city
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Oh, I guess EVERYONE thought this would be the perfect spot for March Break?!
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So beautiful! So majestic!…

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So, so overcast
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I wonder if we’ll ever know how it got here?
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Well, here’s 15,000 different opinions on that matter. But first, let me take a selfie
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What a romantic way to spend the afternoon

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Seriously?! Are we all just trying to get laid?
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Just going to have a nice relaxing day at the beach
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ANNNNNND my towel’s gone

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This will be funny AND original!
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No, it’s just Thriller
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