There are a lot of things to like about hostels. But they are also a lot of things to hate hostels. Enjoy hostels, meeting people, traveling light, the wild adventures, the youthful atmosphere and not having guides and tours keep your hand all the way.
Why spend money on a hotel if we can spend that money on food and drink instead? Hostel dorms are cheap and a great way to meet people because you are pushed into the same room with them. But sometimes you do not want to meet new people, get the upper bunk, or deal with snoring in the bedroom.
Whenever you arrive somewhere, travelers start to ask the same five questions: where are you from? It’s annoying to have the same conversation over and over again. They are the standard, fundamental questions that everyone asks. But some days it is confused to keep things interesting.
When asked one of the five questions, try to answer by asking the name and then something favorite food or book. Try to ask different questions to the people you meet. Maybe you learn something interesting. It’s much more exciting than getting answers to the same old questions.
The Instant Friend
You meet great people and tomorrow they are gone. Maybe you will meet again, perhaps not. That’s one of the most significant drawbacks of traveling. Maybe that was all that should be. Here are many great things about traveling forever. Traveling allows people to see new places, experience new cultures, make new friends and get to know each other.
One of the best things about traveling is all the people you meet. But one of the worst things about traveling is also the people they meet. After years of hellos and goodbyes, you can become numb to it all. The reality is that friendships are sturdy and harder if you know you’re leaving in just a short time.
In the backpacking world, it’s always someone’s first or last night and therefore a reason to drink a lot. They are excited about the road, everything is new and it’s a great way to meet people. And there are lots of great party destinations around the world. One gets tired of drinking all the time as if that were the only activity in the world.
Can not we do something else? Does alcohol always have to be there? Let’s play minigolf, watch a movie, go bowling or catch a concert. There are more in the countries than their bars. All that drinking can cut into your travel budget,
The Herd Mentality
However, it is frustrating to see so many young travelers staying in the same places, never leaving the hostel, getting drunk and just doing tourist stuff. Popular locations are popular for a reason and there’s nothing wrong with going to them. For the most part, backpackers today follow the same well-designed route that thousands have.
Yes, popular places are popular for a reason and would never suggest skipping Thailand, Paris, or Costa Rica just because there are other tourists there. But come, try to be a little bit more curious! On your next trip, hike randomly somewhere. Escape the crowd, even once. You will not regret it!
Life goes on and people go their separate ways. But the more you travel, the more you realize the hard truth that you may never see that person again. You meet people. You leave people. It’s a sad cycle, which means that just when you start to like someone, you split up.
It makes a long-term committed relationship on the road hard. They’re together while you’re on the road, but then people go left as you go right. And then, as soon as it started, it’s over. It’s hard always to start and stop feeling. And often, because you never really break up, you never get real closure.