40 Weird Phobias That Will Ruin Your Trip

 40 Weird Phobias That Will Ruin Your Trip


Here are the 40 weird phobias that can ruin your travel! Your holiday will be a definite disaster if you have one of these phobias. And some of them will really surprise you! 

 40 Weird Phobias:

1. Heliophobia – The fear of the sun

Ibiza, Santorini, Miami are all off limits

2. Ombrophobia – The fear of rain

… And the UK & Ireland are off limits too

3. Chionophobia – The fear of snow

… Say goodbye to skiing in the Alps

4. Bananaphobia – The fear of Bananas

Yes, it’s real! Maybe it won’t stop you from travelling, but it will definitely stop you from trying wonderful jungles from all around the world

5. Alliumphobia – The fear of garlic

Garlic bread is all across Europe, hopefully it won’t give you a heart attack

6. Ichthyophobia – The fear of fish

Let’s hope it is not a fear of sea food

7. Ostraconophobia – The fear of shellfish

… Well here we go

8. Venustraphobia – The fear of beautiful women

Maybe Eastern and Central Europe is not for you

9. Glossophobia – The fear of speaking

Checking in hotels might be a struggle

10. Papaphobia – The fear of the Pope

Good news is your chances of meeting him while in Rome are actually very slim

11. Ecclesiophobia – The fear of church and going to church

… But you cannot really escape those churches

12. Lachanophobia – The fear of vegetables

Forget about travelling to Buttan, everyone is vegetarian there

13. Myctophobia – The fear of darkness

No midnight parties for you

14. Autodysomophobia -The fear of “vile” odors

Let’s face it, many metros and undergrounds can trigger that

15. Neophobia – The fear of new things and experiences

That defeats the purpose of travelling, doesn’t it … ?

16. Anthophobia – The fear of flowers

Stay away from the Netherlands in spring! Those tulips can be terrifying

17. Ligyrophobia – The fear of loud noises.

Festivals are definitely of limits for you

18. Turophobia – The fear of cheese

Fun fact, Amsterdam has a cheese museum!

19. Rupophobia – The fear of dirt

No camping for you

20. Entomophobia – The fear of insects

Not even zoos…

21. Euphobia – The fear of good news

Here is some good news! You are able to freely travel everywhere…. Oh wait

22. Urophobia – The fear of urine or urinating

That’s definitely is on top of the crazy weird phobias 

23. Xenophobia – The fear of strangers or foreigners

Well that’s that then…

24. Pantophobia – The fear of everything

… Better stay home

25. Dutchphobia – The fear of Dutch people

Amsterdam is off limits

26. Francofobia – The fear of French People

You will never see the Eiffel Tower

27. Japanophobia – The fear of the Japanese

Giant Manga shops will remain a dream

28. Sinophobia – The fear of the Chinese

The great wall of China will remain only a Google Image

 29. Plutophobia – The fear of money

You need to overcome that to have fun

30. Sesquipedalophobia / Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – The fear of long words

Stay away from Germany! This is how they say “555” – Fünfhundertfünfundfünzig

31. Enochlophobia – The fear of crowds

Any European capital will give you a headache

32. Aerophobia – The fear of flying

No international vacations for you

33. Automatonophobia: The fear of human-like figures, like dummies or wax figures

You should not visit the Madame Tussauds museums

34. Atephobia – the fear of ruins and old buildings.

Visiting ancient Greek or Roman ruins would be a nightmare

35. Macrophobia – the fear of long waits

Visiting museums galleries will drive you nuts!

36. Chorophobia – the fear of dancing

Better stay away from South America

37. Sitophobia – The fear of eating

… Well, come on

38. Ephebiphobia – The fear of teenagers

Africa is not for you: 40% of the population is under 17 

39. Hoplophobia – The fear of people who own guns

Maybe the South in the USA, won’t be the best destination for you

40. Nostophobia – The fear of returning home

Why did you even think of travelling and leaving your house?!


Were you surprised by any of these 40 weird phobias? Tell us in the comments bellow

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