A lot of people who suffer from depression or any number of other mental health issues for that matter sometimes get this belief that travel will fix them, that travel will cure their depression, but will it? Is travel a magic panacea for the soul? Willtaking a gap year help your depression?
There is a definite perception, probably fuelled by the rose tinted lenses of social media, that when we are travelling everything is perfect, every moment is an Instagram moment and we are all perfectly happy all of the time. Well that isn’t true, life isn’t like that at all, but the important thing to remember is that no one should really expect it to be.
Culture shock is something most backpackers and travellers will deal with at some point, but if not recognized and dealt with properly it can really ruin your trip, or at the extreme even lead to some serious mental health problems. So how can backpackers deal with and beat culture shock on their gap year?
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Culture shock is a common problem for backpackers and long term travellers, but it is one that is often misunderstood and underestimated. So what exactly is culture shock and how can backpackers deal with it when it happens?