Updated: Dec 6, 2020
Backpacking is a way of travelling, normally internationally, low budget, independently and without a fixed location.
The person who decides to travel backpacking is a backpacker.
A backpacker, frequently, travels for an extended period, or if not for a long period, without a fixed returning date.
In my eyes, backpacking is the most challenging, electrifying, terrifying, overwhelming way to travel.
The unexpected thrill of not knowing what is yet to come, the excitement of something new and fresh, the little self-indulgence for a change.
Once you try, you will want to repeat it multiple times; it's an addiction provoked by memorable, real-life and rejuvenating moments. Makes you feel brand new again.
Gives you a whole new perspective of travelling, an endless source of knowledge that fits your budget.
Unlike most schedule trips, backpackers are the commanders of their ships; It feels much more liberating to direct your route rather than let somebody else do the mapping for you.
Every once in a while, we come across a challenge that reminds how incredible are the comforts of home.
Cold hard facts, backpacking is not for everyone, is not the sexiest, fashionable, and flashy way of travelling, but damn it's the boldest one.
Sure, you still have to do a bit of planning to fit your expected itinerary within a limited time frame, but other than that, you're free to explore the world the way you want.
Backpackers use their time carefully while exploring; there's no rush to commute from a place to another. All senses are active; we regard all vibrant, warm and hot colours. We enjoy the luminous, radiant, and warm sunrise. We appreciate every bit of bitter, sweet, crisp, crunchy taste of this newly discovered recipes.
If my words convinced you to backpack, you would join a unique group of adventurous travellers.
To start, I would advise you to perhaps beginning with a friend, and for a shorter period. Once you have your proven track record, the world is on your feet.
"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost." Erol Ozan.
Join our Facebook Community