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5 Irish Girl Problems We Face When Travelling Abroad

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This is a slightly different post than usual. This is a post from Irish Around Oz about Irish girls travelling abroad. If you are making the move to Australia be sure to read this post about things to know before moving to Oz.

It is short and sweet but I am sure many of you Irish girls will relate.

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Irish girl travel problem #1 – That’s not my name!

Nobody can pronounce our names. My name is Megan, in Australia, I mostly got called Meegan or Maygan :/.

In Japan, I was mistakenly called Maggot :/.

My friend Siobhan got called Sigh-o-ban and I’ve met a Mairead that got called Mermaid.

To all the Niamhs, Aoife’s and Sinead’s out there I know how it feels sisters.

If you haven’t seen this yet, prepare to be entertained.

Irish girl travel problems #2. What was that now?

Go to an English-speaking country, still language barriers :P.

I got looked at as if I had 10 heads when I asked if the red sauce was in the press.

Apparently its ‘ketchup’ and ‘cupboard’. Who knew 😛

Irish girl travel problems #3. We over pack

In hostels, the girls with the biggest and heaviest suitcases are always Irish.

German girls have the smallest (always efficient).

All that hogging upstairs, dragging and lifting is such a pain.

If you befriend an Irish girl on your travels you will feel that you have won the lotto.

Irish girls pack everything from tea bags, Sally Hansen or she will have old Fr. Ted episodes on her hard drive.

Irish girl travel problems #4. No, I am not a leprechaun!

No, I am not a leprechaun, I don’t drink whiskey and no I cannot drink any man under a table because I am Irish.

Irish girl travel problems #5. Life’s a beach

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We hit the beach rocking our Penneys bikini’s only to return freckled, burnt and boiling.

We also have managed to get sand absolutely everywhere.

As we notice all our foreign sisters look on perfectly tanned and with sand nowhere to be seen, how do they do that?

What other things have you noticed as an Irish girl travelling abroad?

Best answers will be featured in part two of this post. If you are travelling and need to send money abroad be sure to use Currencyfair as it is up to 8x cheaper than banks. 

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