24 Travel Situations That Only People Shorter Than 5″2 Have Experienced

Yeah, there’s a whole world up there to explore.

1. You’ve accepted that your backpack will be just as big as you are, if not bigger.

That's me, lugging a backpack around the world that's far too big for my 5"2 frame. Living my best life, and inflicting spinal damage at the same time.

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That’s me, lugging a backpack around the world that’s far too big for my 5″2 frame. Living my best life, and inflicting spinal damage at the same time.

2. You can forget carrying anything over 15kg because you’ll probably fall over backwards.

Is there a medic in the house? Or a forklift?

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Is there a medic in the house? Or a forklift?

3. You’ve definitely tried to fit yourself in your wheelie suitcase.

And feel confident you could make it through a long-haul flight in the luggage hold.

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And feel confident you could make it through a long-haul flight in the luggage hold.

4. You have the gift of turning small, cramped spaces into a cosy place for a nap.

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5. And you can fall asleep on any mode of transport because leg or height restrictions isn’t an issue.

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6. Getting onto the hostel dorm’s top bunk is harder than it looks.

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7. You don’t need to fork out for extra leg room on flights.

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8. But you have to enlist the help of a kind stranger to put your bag in the overhead storage.

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9. You rock the ’90s trend with your flight socks pulled up to above the knee.

Or mid-thigh, depending on just how small you are.

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Or mid-thigh, depending on just how small you are.

10. Running for a bus is like an Olympic 100-metre sprint.

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11. And when you rent a bike, you have to take a kid-size one.

Haters gonna hate.

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Haters gonna hate.

12. Your “lucky” rental car upgrade can be bad news.

Who needs to touch the pedals anyway?

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Who needs to touch the pedals anyway?

13. You think a 45-minute tuk tuk ride is practically roomy.

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14. It’s always a new experience going to the toilet in another country.

Have you ever seen a short person trying to sit on a Scandinavian toilet? Your feet will never reach the ground.

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Have you ever seen a short person trying to sit on a Scandinavian toilet? Your feet will never reach the ground.

15. The elephant pants you got at a night market are the perfect length because for the first time ever “one size fits all” is actually true.

 

16. And you keep wearing them back home (read: THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) because who has time for hemming?

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17. You get asked if you’re travelling with your parents… a lot.

Traveller tip: Nod politely, point to an older couple, say "they'll pay for that" and walk away.

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Traveller tip: Nod politely, point to an older couple, say “they’ll pay for that” and walk away.

18. And people refuse to believe your real age.

Although, you may adopt a "travelling age" of 22 to play along.

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Although, you may adopt a “travelling age” of 22 to play along.

19. You’re the first of your friends to get lost in the crowds.

20. And the first to be lifted up on a stranger’s shoulders at a festival.

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21. But you can squeeze your way to the front of the crowd to get the best photo.

"Give me your camera...I got this."

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“Give me your camera…I got this.”

22. The “shallow” end of the pool is deep enough.

23. You have the grace of an injured walrus getting in and out of a beach hammock.

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24. But there’s always room for a little one on any holiday.

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