A day in the life of a backpacker
So after being woken up by your alarm at some ungodly hour in the morning. You lie there thinking.. is this sight "thats best viewed at sunrise"...really worth the torture of peeling yourself out of bed, really...i mean its practically the middle of the night! Sure im still asleep...(travel sight seeing guilt sets in)...ok ok i came all the way here i should see it at its best..
...il do it!!
The peanut butter you have carried from 3 countries ago is breakfast. Spread by your finger on some weird foreign sweet not quite a cracker, crackers..
You haven't slept properly in a few days,, the last towns hostel was a shocker, your bedroom had an ensuite sewer, the walls were paper thin, and all you could hear was some girl shouting at her laptop skyping her deaf parents all night.
The day is spent walking 100's of kilometers seeing the places sights. Stuff you wouldn't even cross the road for at home. But you are abroad and everything is interesting. so you walk 8km in the 40 degrees to see a strange rock. After sweating hundreds of liters of bodily fluids you then spot a view point up a hill..so you must walk up the 900 steps to see the view.
You get to your main sight of the day, realize you have to pay in.. its too expensive..your too cheap..
For dinner..you are extremely indecisive...strolling up and down the street outside you hostel..
you would like to eat in your hostel but again it is too expensive..."i mean $2 for some noodles..are you crazy..i could get them for $1.50 four kilometers down there! You are taking an overnight bus 2m and any bad food decision here could have detrimental affects on your bowels/pants mid journey. After walking miles around the town again you settle for some terrible looking place..but the food is glorious...you eat too much, spend more than you would have in your hostel.
You get back to your place
You try have shower..the water is cold. After getting into bed you try send an email, the WiFi doesn't work..never has, your guts start cramping..you try go asleep..then a band starts playing...
The hostel is above a bar. clenching your soon to explode guts, you fall asleep and do it all again 2m