I’ve never been a backpacker. Sure I was a good Scout back in the day but hiking over a mountain pales in comparison to what I’m about to embark on. Travelling to a different country that is across the other side of the world, where they don’t speak your language is as far removed from my comfort zone as possible.
Helping me get some perspective on what backpacking is was a post by Nathan & Sofia of aswetravel.com fame. Their post on What is Backpacking was a great write up on the different types of backpacker’s floating around the world.
Then more recently their post on Basic Hostel Manners hopefully hits home the fact that just because your abroad, it doesn’t mean you can forget the basics on etiquette.
For now I can only dream about my life of living in hostel’s and having to deal with noisy dorm room buddies. I won’t be dreaming for much longer thought, departure day is only 15 days away.
Good choice! I love their site!
.-= Suzy´s last blog ..Suzy Stumbles Over Travel: Week of April 5, 2010 =-.
Thanks Suzy, I love their site too.
Yep, one of my favs, too.
.-= Keith´s last blog ..Travel Gems or Fool’s Gold? =-.
Mine too Keith.
oh wow what a wonderful surprise to what up this morning and see this! your the best Chris 🙂
I am so glad that you can find some use in the articles we write and then want to share them with others on here! WHOOO! 🙂
I am also really looking forward to reading all about your europe adventures – so soon – it’s gonna be heaps of fun!
Hey Sofia. I’ve been following you both for awhile now and your blog just gets better and better.
I can’t wait for Europe, should be an amazing experience. Hopefully I’ll manage to run into both you and Nathan while I’m there.
Two weeks?! Excited to read your first few posts on the road and see how you find the whole backpacker experience 🙂
Hi Laura. I know not much time left and I can feel myself being rushed now, yet I have no idea why.
I hope I settle into backpacking well. I’ll be devastated if I don’t enjoy it.
Aghhh you’re so close and to think when we first started chatting, both our trips seemed so far away. You’re so ready for this and I know you’ll have a great time. Meeting you in Melbourne, you’re easy to get along with and fun to be around. So just take advantage of everything. Don’t sweat the small stuff and have fun! Can’t wait to read about your adventures abroad.
Hey Bobbi. God that seems like so long ago when we were talking about our trips. Now you’ve been here for what seems like forever so its finally my turn to jump countries 🙂
I’m looking forward to it all, even if its with a little trepidation.
Turning back the clock to the anxious memories and anticipation – mass appreciation for the stroll down memory lane.
Give me a heads up on your itinerary for Europe mate and I’ll flick you anything I can that’s worthwhile to do/stay/see. If you’re around in August – we’ll have a beer in Berlin and I’ll shout the Jager.
One thing I can never get right – less is more when packing the pack.
Cheers & all the best. Benny.
.-= Benny´s last blog ..Senegalese Sensations. =-.
Hey Benny. I’ll be passing through Berlin in May and hope to be living somewhere in the UK come August. But how can I refuse the Jager 🙂
At the moment I’ll be starting in Paris and heading North so any tips will be welcome mate.