Your first foreign trip is like your first time; it never meets your expectations, but you're still glad it happened. Also, you lie about it. If you're going for a long duration, you'll realize how much you miss Indian food, because it was cheap back at home. If it's a short trip, you'll try to do a lot, and mess up. Visiting another country is a brilliant experience, no doubt; but it's not always what you had in mind.Here are the common expectation versus reality moments for a first foreign trip.

1. The Hotel room

Expectation:

You'll stay at the best place on the earth!

Source | greatatmosphere

Reality:

Budget rooms for the win. Hehe.

Source | ozsoapbox

2. When family travels with you

" You think I came to Thailand to see these temples? "

Expectation:

So excited for the journey!

Reality:

Really? All the travel for this!

3. Official work trip

Expectation:

You'll have fun at company expense! What fun!

Reality:

It's just your desk and you.

4. You'll eat all that exotic food, you thought.

Expectation:

You would try all cuisines you thought?

Reality:

Ek kela Rs.105??! Maggi banao saala!

5. Picking Up Girls/Guys At the bar

Expectation:

Didn't you just want to do this at a bar, but thought India does not have the culture for it.

Reality:

Yeah, it doesn't work abroad either. Because, c'mon, it's you!

6. You thought you'd be the only one

There are too many people. Everywhere!

Expectation:

You thought India is the only place that's crowded?

Reality:

Surprise, surprise!

7. Saw Pineapple Express? Got your hopes up? Oops.

Expectation:

You'll try really good 'stuff' and be all 'high' and mighty, because it's Europe.

Reality:

The police is really strict.

8. The exotic foreigner? Seriously?

Expectation:

You'll rock because you're the exotic foreigner.

Reality:

You're the strange guy.

9. Shopping

Expectation:

You'll spend all the time buying amazing things for yourself.

Reality:

You buy cheap chocolates from the supermarket, to take back home.

10. The foreign language craze

Expectation:

You'd get to hear so many different languages. It'll be just so cool!

Reality:

Tamil? Are you sure this is Singapore?

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But, of course, the first thing you say when you reach India is " India mein badi gandagi hai yaar! ". It's not a consistent world, you see.