Being backpackers, miles away from home where no one will recognise us, we can get away with almost anything. We’re pretty poor, hygiene isn’t always on our priority list and alcohol is regularly the root of mishaps - but most of us hate telling our friends back home about all the bad aspects of travelling. Check out these 10 things every backpacker does but won’t admit to - we bet you’re guilty of at least a few…
1. STEAL TOILET ROLL
Carrying toilet paper everywhere you go is a must. But who actually buys packets of tissues or rolls of toilet paper when restaurants, bars and museums all have unlimited supplies?
2. EAT MCDONALDS
You might like to tell people that during your whole 6 months travelling you were so into the local food that you never so much as thought about a Big Mac. But come on, it’s cheap, filling and tastes of home - we don’t believe you if you say you never got at least one…
3. REWEAR UNDERWEAR
What backpacker has time to do a clothes wash EVERY time they run out of pants?
4. SPEND A WHOLE DAY’S BUDGET ON ALCOHOL
You tell everyone how broke you are, do free stuff all day, then blow your entire day's budget on alcohol - the norm.
5. NOT WASHING CLOTHES AS REGULARLY AS YOU SHOULD (AND YOUR HAIR)
Yeah we know we’re gross, but that’s what comes with the backpacker lifestyle. Dry shampoo is a saviour.
6. AND WHEN YOU DO, IT’S IN THE SHOWER OR SINK
Only the clean freaks actually fork out for a machine wash.
7. GET LOST
We all like to think that we can boss a city first time, but if you’ve never got on the wrong train and only realised half an hour later, are you even a backpacker?
8. GO THROUGH A WHOLE BREAKFAST WITH SOMEONE FROM THE HOSTEL THAT YOU APPARENTLY MET THE NIGHT BEFORE…
“Hey Claire! Oh my goodness, last night was so funny. We should definitely meet up for drinks again tonight!”
The worst hangover situation EVER.
9. HAVE SEX IN A HOSTEL
Hey, no one’s judging here.
10. MEET THE ‘LOVE OF YOUR LIFE’
Who turns out not to be the love of your life at all… Holiday romances, eh?
11. GET BORED
When travelling, our friends back home need to think that we’re having the time of our lives at all times. They can NEVER know that, in reality, sometimes we do get a bit bored.
WHICH OF THESE ARE YOU GUILTY OF?
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