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the party animal kind that stay in those mad hostels. Annoying.
It's like the new club 18-30
THOUGHT OF THE DAY!!
I saw a bakcpacker fall over today. He tried to lift his huge bag and put it on his back, he got one strap on and fell down. Gravity wins again.
What mainly greats is that they try and turn it into this quasi-mystical thing of ‘travelling’. Shut up, it’s a holiday! I went to Thailand for a holiday once, I had a really good time and all but you just kept meeting these insufferable people trying to haggle 5p off a taxi ride. It was all a bit embarassing.
ive met a lot of nice backpackers though
around south america. as long as you don't try and view it /describe it as this big spiritual adventure of the soul that you are undertaking alone in a far off mystical land then it's cool. you have to accept that you're still capitalist, most of the locals will hate you or smile at you if they can get your money, thousands of other people are doing the exact same thing and you're still likely to listen to your ipod, find theres a mcdonalds in every town, and spend most of your time in hostels with the same collection of people you'd find in your average pub in somewhere like brighton.