Backpacker Stereotypes Part V: That Creepy Old Guy

Mixed dorm rooms are always a wild card, and although usually a safe bet, there is always the rare occasion that you will find yourself on the short end of the stick. Consequently, some of you have been unlucky enough to find yourself sharing a dorm with “That Creepy Old Guy”. You have all met […]

Backpacker Stereotypes Part IV:The Walking REI Ad

Friends, meet The Walking REI Ad The polar opposite of the Christopher McCandless Wannabe, and consequently, usually a member of the The Itinerary Junkie species, this type of traveler is always prepared. He or she likes to think of themselves as the MacGyver of Travels, an Inspector Gadget if you will. You can easily spot one […]

Backpacker Stereotypes Part III: The Itinerary Junkie

Backpacker Stereotypes. As transient visitors, and consequently checking in and out of hostels constantly, any backpacker can tell you the chances to observe people are endless. Hostels truly are one of the best environments for people watching, and with a trenchant eye, it makes for an amusing sociology experiment. I have encountered many types of […]

Everytime Someone Quits Their Corporate Job to Travel the World, a Fairy Gets Its Wings.

Refuse to be one of those cliches who look back at life with regret. In the end, you only have yourself to blame. The oppurtunities exist, you just have to prioritize. There is ample time to root yourself when older. Join us in the magical world of Travelers’ Limbo.

Backpacker Stereotypes Part I- Everyone Wants to Be Like Christopher McCandless

As transient visitors, and consequently checking in and out of hostels constantly, any backpacker can tell you the chances to observe people are endless. Hostels truly are one of the best environments for people watching, and with a trenchant eye, it makes for an amusing sociology experiment. I have encountered many types of travelers, and […]

Say No to Dictatorship… AND Say No to Democracy?

No kidding. These were the signs I saw held up at a protest the other day in Surabaya. It was an Anti-Mubarak protest held by the Muslim Brotherhood who are pushing for Sharia Law. However, isn’t Sharia Law a form of dictatorship in itself? And say no to democracy? Don’t these people realize that it is democracy that is […]

Desperate Housemaids

Bakso– a traditional Indonesian soup made with beef meatballs, noodles, and vegetables. And according to my maid, the stuff is worth its weight in gold. The school I work for provides all their teachers with maids. It took me awhile to get accustomed to this luxury, and it has left me a little spoiled. I […]