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Irritating travel influencer posts mocked by stuck-at-home woman during lockdown


THIS year has been tough on so many levels, but there was one silver lining to all the chaos around summer travel this year – the lack of other people’s holiday photos.

Social media was refreshingly empty of ‘hot dog legs’ by the pool and selfies of people smugly sipping cocktails on the beach.

Sharon Waugh, from Cape Town in South Africa, runs travel humour blog The Sharonicles

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Sharon Waugh, from Cape Town in South Africa, runs travel humour blog The SharoniclesCredit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
She has spent lockdown poking fun at popular travel Instagram posts by recreating them at home

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She has spent lockdown poking fun at popular travel Instagram posts by recreating them at home Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES

Some of us miss holiday snaps more than others though, especially influencers.

Sharon Waugh, from Cape Town in South Africa, who runs travel humour blog The Sharonicles has spent lockdown poking fun at popular travel Instagram posts by recreating them at home.

In a post on Bored Panda, the travel-enthusiast, who’s visited 57 countries said: “In my recent tongue-in-cheek blog post, I suggested that practicing travel poses is one way for travel-obsessed people to cope with lockdown and the current travel restrictions.

“Lockdown has been tough, but I believe I have coped with it in the same way as just about every other travel-obsessed extrovert.

“I have been sharing my own attempts to recreate the lockdown version clichéd travel Instagram pictures on my account”.

The travel-enthusiast, who’s visited 57 countries, spent lockdown at home

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The travel-enthusiast, who’s visited 57 countries, spent lockdown at home Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
In a recent tongue-in-cheek blog post, she suggested that practicing travel poses is one way for travel-obsessed people to cope with lockdown

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In a recent tongue-in-cheek blog post, she suggested that practicing travel poses is one way for travel-obsessed people to cope with lockdownCredit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
She has been sharing her own attempts to recreate the lockdown version clichéd travel Instagram pictures on her account

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She has been sharing her own attempts to recreate the lockdown version clichéd travel Instagram pictures on her accountCredit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
Sharon used items from around her house to recreate pictures

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Sharon used items from around her house to recreate pictures Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES

She added: “There are so many travel blogs out there that are crammed full of useful information, perfectly formulated to be picked up by search engines so they can sell people stuff, but completely lacking in soul.

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“There’s a part of me that would like to create content like that, but I have never been able to bring myself to do it. Instead, I share some helpful travel tips and a lot of useless but entertaining anecdotes and travel trend commentary”. 

Sharon’s pictures pay tribute to many of the lockdown experiences we’ve all shared.

With a nod to the crazed hoarding of loo roll that happened in several countries around the world and the boredom of looking out at the same view from your windows each day.

Sharon's pictures pay tribute to many of the lockdown experiences we've all shared.

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Sharon’s pictures pay tribute to many of the lockdown experiences we’ve all shared.Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
A trip to the fridge was the most exciting journey most of us made each day, aside from the daily walk

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A trip to the fridge was the most exciting journey most of us made each day, aside from the daily walk Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
Children's toys featured as props in many of Sharon's pictures

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Children’s toys featured as props in many of Sharon’s pictures Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
The heart shaped hand sign beloved of influencers made an appearance

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The heart shaped hand sign beloved of influencers made an appearance Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
There wasn't much of a reason for wearing a backpack during lockdown, and even less to catch a train

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There wasn’t much of a reason for wearing a backpack during lockdown, and even less to catch a trainCredit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES
There was a nod to the crazed hoarding of loo roll that happened in several countries around the world

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There was a nod to the crazed hoarding of loo roll that happened in several countries around the world Credit: INSTAGRAM / THESHARONICLES

In the last few days, thousands of Brits have scrambled to book flights to holiday destinations before the lockdown came into force in England.

But what would happen if you still went on holiday?

Only essential travel is allowed during the lockdown, which starts today and is currently expected to end by December 2.

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This means travelling for food, work, medical care or for exercise are the few exemptions.

Holidays abroad are not allowed to go ahead: “If you live in England, you cannot travel overseas or within the UK, unless for work, education or other legally permitted reasons, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make.

According to the government, anyone caught breaking the rules over the age of 18 will be fined £200.

This increases per offence, doubling each time from £400 to a second offence and £6,400 for a sixth offence.





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