–verb (used without object) to go on a hike, using a backpack: We went backpacking in the Adirondacks. It is a little bit more than that, isn’t it? Whether you are backpacking on a spiritual quest, on a budget honeymoon, or on a bucket drinking/elephant riding gap year, it is not ”just” going on a hike. It is however definitely using a backpack.
It is so much more than that.
It is always an adventure, whether you are a first time traveller staying in an expensive Kaoh San Road hostel hoping to see Leo DiCaprio in the vapours of the streets vendors, or an old sea wolfe hunting for untouched places in a tropical jungle in South America.
It is a community, because in one glimpse at the back of the local bus in Shenzen’s suburbs, you will aknowledge each other and know that neither you or them have a clue of what the hell is going on (and possibly where this bus is going). But you and them are ready to help each other.
It is freedom. We are all running away from something. And yes waking up, sweating because of the scorching heat, to the noise of screaming monkeys and crawling cockroaches is the way you want to do it. Because tomorrow you are starting your scuba diving course but in three days, who knows. And getting a salty bills for heating and concil tax will never be the same stress than one for too many Changs (no the same amount either).
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Trait d'Union (Hong Kong) Rock Sound (Italy) Rock One (France) Smash It! (Belgium) The River (UK)
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