Backpacking is arguably the most rewarding experience ever.
From the places you see and the faces you meet, there’s nothing like it in the world.
When you’ve been backpacking long enough, you’ll definitely find yourself nodding to every item on this list.
You’re wearing something that’s meant to be in the washer
You’ve managed to explore Ljubljana, Dodoma and Reykjavik all whilst wearing the same shirt. Who cares? Laundry is expensive. Besides, no time should be wasted if the rest of the world waits, right?
You will always meet interesting people
One of the best parts about backpacking is the chance to meet just about every kind of person. The conversations are above-and-beyond compelling most of the time. From that well-traveled bartender to that eloquent gypsy, you’ll quickly realize that there’s more to life than hitting the club with your “squad”.
You’re bound to get ripped off
Backpacking isn’t complete without that damning experience of getting ripped off. It could be that greedy cabbie or a pickpocket in the subway. Either way, you’ve come to accept this fact of life. All you can do is be a tad bit more careful next time.
You’ve come to say ‘yes’ more often
Your host inviting to a friend’s BBQ party? Yes. Another pint care of the crazy lad in the bar? Yes. Join a bunch of adrenaline junkies for a cliff dive? Hell yes!
You pinch yourself just to make sure all this is real
You’ve been living the life countless people would only dream about. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that you often stop and ask yourself: Is this real? Yes it is, and you’re doing a really good job making the most of it!
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