independent travel has become too hip

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Re: independent travel has become too hip

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epidemiks wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:05 pm OP:

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Just goto SR expats page, theres travelers looking to buy a second hand mop and bucket FFS even tight arse guide to SR dont stoop that low.
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feminazi expat hypocrite backpackers.
back in the day, you could shoot a cow with an rpg or at least an m-40
now, no one can even afford the cow.
bunch of fisherman pants wearing, dreadlock, man bun, snowflake cucks.
The men are even worse.
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frank lee bent wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:22 pm feminazi expat hypocrite backpackers.
back in the day, you could shoot a cow with an rpg or at least an m-40
now, no one can even afford the cow.
bunch of fisherman pants wearing, dreadlock, man bun, snowflake cucks.
The men are even worse.
:plus1: This would make a great title to a movie - "Return of the Feminazi Expat Hypocrite Backpackers from Hell" - An Englishmen, Australian and American have to shoot their way out of a city full of zombie hipsters, Russian mafia, corrupt NGOs and soul sucking TEFLers whilst battling each other on whose country sucks worse :popcorn:
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I dont know why everybody keeps knocking backpackers all the time. In my early days I did a lot of '' backpacking '' , but we were commonly called '' hitchhikers then.

In fact I even started my own backpackers accommodation in the year of 1983 on a farm I had near the beach. It only accommodated 10 people but was one of the most interesting things I have done. I met some really great people and some kept in touch with me for many years .
Yes, I made the sign, and that was before computers had a spelling checker.
Been there,, Done that, and moved on.

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Duncan wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:11 pm I dont know why everybody keeps knocking backpackers all the time. In my early days I did a lot of '' backpacking '' , but we were commonly called '' hitchhikers then.
Unfortunately the term has become associated with budget travelers usually travelling on their parents dime, when you grew up and even by my time in the late 80s/90s there probably wasn't no where near the amount of young travelers as today. I've traveled and lived in Costa Rica for years, it always amazed me how a bunch of young kids were traveling for 3-6 months at a time, while working class people in the US get their 7 day vacation a year.

I don't own luggage anymore only two backpacks, I bought a backpack specifically for carry on and I can get a lot in there, if I'm doing beach/scuba trip I get my fins(I have travel fins), mask, regulator and wetsuit then fill the rest up, if I need a shirt or something on the way I just buy it, if I can't fit it in on the way back I give it to the locals. I hate to check bags, being older hopefully the backpacker stigma doesn't stick, not that I'd care one way or the other :assasin:
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If you don't go to they places they inhabit, you can generally avoid most pests. Avoid those late night raves, eat in fancy restaurants, that kind of thing.
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Why do you assume they're travelling on their parents dime?
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Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:37 pm Why do you assume they're travelling on their parents dime?
Was gonna ask the same! I travelled as a backpacking scuba diver in my twenties on my own dime while working a few months back home every summer, my younger sister in her mid twenties has been backpacking(flashpacking?) for years on her own dime as well, as she's a nurse she can load up on hours then take a few months off. I'm sure there's a few cases though...
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Duncan wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:11 pm I dont know why everybody keeps knocking backpackers all the time. In my early days I did a lot of '' backpacking '' , but we were commonly called '' hitchhikers then.

Unfortunately very jelous people in all expat communities and the people on this board staying in western countries and moaning are even sadder.
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