independent travel has become too hip

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cptrelentless wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:41 pm 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.

Shoe string travel has attracted some proper boring twats , honestly they just wanna play wifi and carry those big 2 litre bottles of water.
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cptrelentless wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:41 pm 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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Great pic Duncan. A mate of mine started a backpackers in Mt Eden in his big villa in 1981. No one else had any idea what a backpackers was. Another mate started one in Motueka in the late 80s. He went off the rails after a little misunderstanding with a European lady backpacker.
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No one else had any idea what a backpackers was
shows u how far behind Australia was,
IN america in the 30-50's they were hobos,in the mid 60's they became backpackers
we were Backpacking in Europe in the early '70's LOL :beer3:
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I have no problem with "real" backpackers. I used to backpack back in the days in Kenya. It involved sleeping under trucks, sitting on helmets in case we hit a land mine, drinking beer that was about 50 degrees, and really roughing it. Nary a Pub Street or KSR in sight, nor elephant pants or man buns.

What I see today is kids that have no effing clue, that might carry a backpack but the only thing they explore is the backpacker quarters and the most adventurous thing they do is having strawberry sauce instead of chocolate sauce on their banana pancakes.
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hanno wrote: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:00 am What I see today is kids that have no effing clue, that might carry a backpack but the only thing they explore is the backpacker quarters and the most adventurous thing they do is having strawberry sauce instead of chocolate sauce on their banana pancakes.
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hanno wrote: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:00 am I have no problem with "real" backpackers. I used to backpack back in the days in Kenya. It involved sleeping under trucks, sitting on helmets in case we hit a land mine, drinking beer that was about 50 degrees, and really roughing it. Nary a Pub Street or KSR in sight, nor elephant pants or man buns.

What I see today is kids that have no effing clue, that might carry a backpack but the only thing they explore is the backpacker quarters and the most adventurous thing they do is having strawberry sauce instead of chocolate sauce on their banana pancakes.
BUT if u recal lthe Banana trail started in the 70's
Amsterdam-Kabul- Kathmandu
locals learned that the "travelers", "Backpackers" wanted banana pancakes
and god dam they were good, when u were wasted :beer3:
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hanno wrote: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:00 am What I see today is kids that have no effing clue, that might carry a backpack but the only thing they explore is the backpacker quarters and the most adventurous thing they do is having strawberry sauce instead of chocolate sauce on their banana pancakes.
This.. so much this!

The "done" crowd. Visit a city for a day? You've "done" it. Go to a major tourist destination? You've "done" it! Oh and they need their hands holding 24 hours a day while they "do" it.
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maybe OP is jealous that he cannot be one for long.
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LionsLeftTesticle wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:05 pm
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.
Jealous because second hand mop and bucket i buy off SR expats page wasnt....
free they demanded 2000 riel plus a pineapple .





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