How did "backpacking" get hijacked by rich European tourists?

How did "backpacking" get hijacked by rich European tourists? Carrying your luggage on your back and dropping it off at a hostel isn't backpacking. Backpacking is when you go out into the wilderness where most/all of your gear is carried on your back. It's self-sufficient in a way. What exactly are urban backpackers doing that requires them to carry their luggage in public instead of dropping it off at the hostel? Fear of getting it stolen?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're probably transiting at that point; getting dropped off at the bus station and finding their way to their hotel. That's what I do at least.

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly believed that those people were just arriving, about to depart, or transiting. I don't even like carrying a mostly-empty backpack on a normal day, I sure as shit ain't gonna like a backpack that's filled to the brim on a holiday.

    >be me
    >have a 40L backpack
    >it fits in carry-on bins and allows for greater mobility, literally the only reasons I use a backpack over anything else
    >leave it in my hotel (frick hostels)
    >go outside & explore without the backpack
    >maybe carry a small daypack, depending on the situation

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >greater mobility
      To elaborate on this point, I mostly mean moving around the airport and train stations and such.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Histel backpacking was always for spoiled yuropeasant snobs

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just want to taste their buttholes for once in my life but I'm fricking 5 foot 8

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is part of the modern reality of travel.
    It has become a bourgeois activity intended to let the upper-class to signal status through conspicuous consumption by uploading pictures of themselves in exotic tourist traps.
    Same thing happened to backpacking, rich people "slumming it" to get "authentic experiences".
    Please watch this video that explains why it's far more insidious and socially destructive than it seems.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you can watch more than 60 seconds of this video, you literally have no chance of marrying a woman or finding a mate.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >modern reality of travel
      >signal status
      >conspicuous consumption
      >bourgeois activity
      >authentic experiences
      >exotic tourist traps
      How many buzzphrases can you fit in a single post? Rich people love to paypig for "authentic" experiences with the "locals". Sometimes this money is distributed properly by the community leaders. Other times it all ends up in the pockets of a handful of hustlers who manufacture an "authentic" experience for the tourists, worsening inequality, disrupting hierarchies, and sidelining traditional ways of life for the almighty tourist dollar.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Carrying your luggage on your back and dropping it off at a hostel isn't backpacking
    yes it is

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    suitcase chads where you at?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Quit hogging the sidewalk you materialistic homosexual.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m here

      Quit hogging the sidewalk you materialistic homosexual.

      Blow your head off caselet

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you use a backpack, its backpacking
    I would call going out into the wilderness 'trekking' rather than backpacking

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    I thought backpacking is just travelling around with your stuff in a backpack, so you can easily go to different locations at a whim. Opposed to normal travel where you have luggage and your transportation and accommodation is preplanned

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't get how that's different than just using a small suitcase. I've yet to have a hotel reject me dropping it off early even if it's like 7am.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's more a social travel culture. Backpackers tend to stick to backpacking destinations with plenty of hostels, where they can meet other backpackers and live it up (while speaking English). Normal tourists rarely interact with tourists outside their group - whether they are a couple, a family, or a group of friends.

      I don't get how that's different than just using a small suitcase. I've yet to have a hotel reject me dropping it off early even if it's like 7am.

      Do you mean "hostel"? Most hostels are fine with guests dropping off luggage hours before checking or hanging around the common areas hours after checkout. I would never dump my bag in a hotel's reception area, even if a random staffer says its OK. That's how things get stolen. Check in and leave your shit in your room, check out and take your shit with you - standard procedure for every hotel I've stayed at.

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How did "backpacking" get hijacked by rich European tourists?
    because dorm beds in hostels are up to $70/night in a lot of places and Euro dollar exchange rate means that Europeans are some of the few that can actually afford to pay that much.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    harsh reality for SighSee incels who became thousandaires off crypto and need to go overseas to finally get laid:

    your rolly cases make you look like a gay.

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