I’ve seen it time and time again – Latinos planning a trip and going about it in a very precise manner. There’s no such thing as over thinking or over planning when it comes to properly planning a trip. Among the ordinary things Latinos do right before taking a trip are these:
– We mark our maleta with something random, a piece of cloth, a shoestring, pretty much anything handy.
– We roll up our clothes and make sure to do the same upon our return, in order to leave enough space for the dulce de cerezas, the Brugal and any other treats.
– We consciously or unconsciously decide which clothing items we’re willing to leave behind for our family members and friends, and which ones we’re not. Most of the time, due to the unyielding persistence of those friends and family members, we end up leaving behind way more than we envisioned.
– We take chewing gum, so our ears won’t clog.
– We call mami, or whichever family member’s in charge when when we’ve arrived…or else, we deal with the consequences.
These trends aren’t exclusive to Latinos. What are some things you usually do while traveling?