Are you a true backpacker?



How to distinguish the backpacker from a the regular tourist? A backpacker is a tourist, but not all tourists are backpackers. Here is a brief definition: When you are a backpacker you live out of a backpack, as long as possible and with a limited budget. Because you want to stay for a long time abroad, you hitchhike, travels with public transport, sleep in a budget ho(s)tel and you will eat on the local market. Below is a list where every backpacker will recognize something:

  1. During every travel your bucket list expends
  2. From the moment you’re home, you want to leave again
  3. Your whole life in one backpack, limited choice of outfits, fits you well
  4. You experience your best moments when you’re abroad
  5. Meeting new people is one of the best things in live
  6. You love a challenge; an exiting cave tour, diving, a two days bivouac on a deck of an extremely full ferry, it doesn’t matter
  7. You don’t have high standards for accommodation
  8. You will go for the cheapest option, as long as it is not to much of a hassle. Sometimes a more expensive flight is much more efficient
  9. You prefer to go to places other people don’t visit, or at least less people visit. Your goal; A nice story!
  10. Showing all your stamps in your passport is one of your favourite things
  11. You love to talk about all the countries you have seen
  12. You don’t mind to hitchhike when you get stuck in a place
  13. You never book something in advance, shame!
  14. You have a backpack, NO SUITCASE!
  15. Sleeping in stations, airports and parks is normal
  16. You know you’re passport number by heart
  17. You can say ‘Hi” in more than 10 different languages and for the alcoholics, you know how to say ‘cheers’
  18. Your favourite shoe is the ‘flip flop’
  19. Living without WIFI and mobile is fine with you
  20. You wear your bikini (for the ladies) so you have to wash less often
  21. You wonder how it is possible that at home you are doing a few washes a week and now you go only once a month to the laundry.
  22. You criticize the Lonely Planet, because of all the errors, but you will always bring this book along
  23. For the guys: you grow a beard

Do you know more typical backpack traits?




    • Lucimar 9 May, 2015 at 20:08 Reply

      traveller: Lina Nguyen. It is evident that she lives and breeahts the lifestyle of someone with the backpacking spirit. I sure look forward to the upcoming articles over the next weeks and months and to share in the

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