BACKPACKERS TELL US THEIR BIGGEST GUILTY TRAVEL PLEASURES
We all have things we enjoy doing on our travels that we would rather keep under the radar. Things that make our vacation that little bit more amusing and memorable. From blowing money at duty free to trying to queue jump, see if you can relate to any of these guilty travel pleasures...
When I’m in the shower I like to sing as loud as I can. I did this once when I thought I was by myself in a hostel… there was a French girl in the shower stall next to me (I thought I was alone) and when I was singing ‘Let It Go’ she started chiming in.
Arriving super late - closed - check in - and then sleeping in a hallway/corner somewhere -- all part of the experience.
Going to Barcelona and eating my way from tapas bar to tapas bar.
Drinking like it’s a Saturday when it’s actually only a Tuesday
Finding any way to skip the queue
Jagerbombing at Belushi's
Eating two large burritos at one sitting
Taking pictures of doppelgangers unbeknownst to them
Going to an airport lounge for the free booze. On more than one occasion I have booked an airport lounge and arrived to the airport 3 hours before for the free booze. That’s right, arrived at the airport 3 hours early for a 45 minute flight…
Irving Vizuet Aguilar
I need to taste a hamburger from each place I visit, and I have a photo album of each hamburger I have ever tasted. And I’m proud of it
Fiorella Matos Guerra
Staying in a private room with an ensuite that works...when really I can only afford a bed in a mixed dorm, but you gotta treat yourself sometimes
Ploughing through a post pub poutine (& alliteration)
Flirting with the barmaid
A greasy burger when you haven’t had western food in months.
Kina van Haastregt
To buy a shotglass from each country I have been to! Which means that I’m still missing a lot!
Lots of cocktails, eating good burgers at Belushi’s, long showers and going to bed way too late and getting up as the last one in your dorm room every day.
Free internet search everywhere
Coming home really early in the morning after a night out and go full on mission impossible (including quietly singing the theme song) to get in my bunk because i don’t wanna wake up my roommates. I just love doing that every time I’m in a hostel
Taking all the silly selfies… Eating all the treats… Drinking all the booze… Just enjoying and appreciating every minute of being on vacation
Red wine and my book.
Buying a tourist guide and telling myself to plan where and what to visit, yet ending up completely winging it.
Stealing the slippers, shampoos, conditioners and shower gels from the hotel
Spending all my money on souvenirs or in duty free
Buying about 5 magazines at the airport but not actually reading them once the whole trip
Stealing batteries from the hostel or hotel remote controls