12 Images that will ruin your perception of travel expectation vs. reality of the place
People are used to seeing places of beauty and imagining how lovely it would be to visit such places. Often the tourist destinations are pictured in the most beautiful manner to give the maximum effect to the place and entice people. The pictures look splendid and people then imagine that this is actually how the place looks like and they keep waiting to go just go there and spend some quality time and money of course.
Some places are really beautiful and serene to look at and are worth spending time and money. Also some places are genuinely easily accessible and you can spend time admiring the place. But people who love to travel and explore new places can give many tips on how to not expect any exotic feeling at the places which are hotbed for tourists.
Here are 12 such examples where the expectation vs. reality actually shatters the image you have of that place in your mind.
1 Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Leaning tower of Pisa is a bell tower in Italy and was built in 1372. The reason behind its leaning is that it was made on sand and started sinking and tilting as the construction reached the second floor in 1178. It is one of the most visited places in world and amongst the seven wonders of world. People love to take their pictures looking like they are keeping the tower from falling over. If that was in your mind, then you should not be surprised to know that almost every tourist visiting the tower has the same idea, only poses are different.
2 Beach at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil is a South American nation that is known for its soccer prowess, beautiful women and its awe inspiring sea beaches. The sand is purely white and the water is very clear. Local people and tourists love to spend time on the beach soaking in the sun and enjoying the water.
But the images shown of the beaches usually show them pretty empty, but in reality, the beaches get overcrowded with tourists and locals who come there to enjoy the water and the sun. Not the kind of relaxation that you had in the mind. Eh??
The Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, England and is considered as one of the prehistoric monuments and it is also on the list of UNESCO heritage sites. Believed to be constructed in 2000 BC to 3000 BC, the purpose for the construction is still unknown. But the pictures of the site make them look beautiful and breathtaking. But if you will visit the place, it will be chock full of tourists like you taking pictures of the same breathtaking monument.
4 Gondola ride in Venice
One of the most romantic things to do in Venice is to take rides in the gondola along the canals in the city. The image of sitting with your loved ones, while the gondola person takes you on a ride in the canals may give you goosebumps. But you won’t be the only one in the canals on a gondola, as the rides are a pretty hot tourist activity and it can become like rush hour traffic on the highways.