November 10, 2015 Wander-lust

12 signs telling you that you’re a backpacker

You might think you’re not a backpacker. You know, that person that shares a dorm with 10 other people they’ve never met before?
That person who can never remember what their actual home address is and can live on pasta and rice for a week if they have to.

But maybe you do have it in you and you just don’t know about it yet. Time to put it to the test.
If you recognize at least 6 of the statements below, you may want to consider a trip with you, yourself and your backpack. Again.

1. You can say hello and goodbye in at least 8 different languages


2. Love it or hate it, you know what Khao San road is

3. You have a flip flop tan-line on your feet

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4. You don’t mind taking a cold shower as long as they have WIFI

“40% of backpackers choose Europe for shorter trips”

5. Backpackers can sleep anywhere. At the airport, in the bus, on a plane and on a boat.

backpacker or not, a bed is always good
Backpackers sleep everywhere!

6. Your passport has never looked more colorful and you run out of pages


7. You boycott the Lonely Planet. You create your own route by trusting the locals

8. You wear a lucky travel bracelet (yes, also if you’re a man)

Fellow backpackers give each other lucky bracelets

9. Finding a half empty shampoo bottle is like finding gold

10. You’ve surfed once, and now you’re addicted

Once caught in the virus..

11. You spent most of your Christmas’s on a beach

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!

12. You start to wear those comfortable wide pants that you swore you would never wear

So, are you true a backpacker at heart?



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Comments (7)

  1. I need to rectify 8 and 11 for myself, but otherwise the rest are spot on! I once read an article that said you know you’re a backpacker if you can get a hot shower. I’ve had times when I was happy to get any shower. Sometimes you trek through the wilderness, sometimes the plumbing doesn’t work, and sometimes that 2-day bus/train/plane/hitchhiking ride just gets way too dusty.

  2. Med

    Hey travelers,
    Yup some of them!
    i never traveled outside morocco ! but it will not be long i hope so

  3. Fija

    Yes, yes and yes. I recognise myself in each and every point. Hardcore traveller.

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