7 Weird Realities About Backpacking No One Ever Talks About

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Everyone knows how great backpacking is since we all have that one friend who just won’t shut up about it. But there just so happens to be a darker, less glamorous side to backpacking that no one really talks about. Things like…

1. There is A LOT of sex.

One thing you rarely hear ex-backpackers talk about is all the rampant sex-having taking place in the hostels along the way. Let’s take a look at the general backpacker situation:

You have a bunch of young, free-spirited and mostly fit and attractive people, half-way across the world in some tropical paradise. Most of them are single, highly social and far away from the inhibitions you normally have around friends and family. Add to that a large consumption of alcohol and a constant sensation of adventure and excitement.

What do you think is going to happen?

2. You’re…

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Santosh Namby

A lover of Nature who loves photography and works as a Civil Servant, Santosh Namby Chandran has been a photographer for several years. Starting with a point and shoot 35mm film camera from canon to progressing to a film SLR and then a DSLR, his photographic journey has been a long one, filled with immense learning. Trained as an Ecologist and a Civil Servant, he merges his worlds and moves seamlessly though the corridors of power as well as overgrown jungles. An avid trekker and hiker, he has a penchant for shooting butterflies and birds...

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