March 13, 2013 by: Sarah BarnettYou know you are on the World Race when. . . (March 2009) You know you are on the World Race when. . . all your possessions fit in a hiking backpack. anti-bacterial or bug spray is considered a perfume. you scrub your feet “clean” and they are still black. you’re excited about the free cup that comes with your yogurt. you carry toilet paper wherever you go. you prefer to use the bush, than the available “toilet”. you are used to asking if it costs money to use the toilet. a translator is your constant companion. it no longer feels odd that children or even adults stare at you. it’s typical to wear the same clothes for several days. a crowded bus is your most common form of transportation. roosters crowing or donkeys braying wakes you more often than an alarm clock. rice is served almost every day and sometimes twice a day. doing laundry means finding a bucket, soap, and scrub brush. it takes 20 minutes to boil water for your morning coffee, tea, or for cooking. you have slept in over 20 beds or places in the past 5 months. you are surprised to be served meat without fat or bones. you have to kill the chicken before you can eat it for supper. you have to stop the vehicle to allow a herd of livestock to cross the road. the use of baby wipes is considered a decent shower. you prefer to wear glasses because your hands aren’t clean enough for contacts. you are charged twice at much at the market just because you are white. your only choice for cereal is cornflakes with powdered milk. you forget what country you are in.