A Backpacker’s Life

I am not quite sure if this is gonna be a declaration of love or hate. Maybe both. I’m going to write about the very specific life as a backpacker. In advance I should say that I have only experience with backpacking in Australia. It might be different in other countries, but I doubt it. šŸ˜‰ There are a few things of emotional nature about being a backpacker. There are also spiritual thoughts. Being on the Road and so on. Well, how do you know you’re a real backpacker? I collected a few unmistakable signs…

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What is it with Germans and Australia?

australia flagLet’s face it: When we visit the beautiful places on this earth we will hardly ever have them exclusively for ourselves. There will be other tourists and unless it’s not totally crowded that’s fine for me. But I’d still like to keep the impression that I’m in a foreign country. I don’t travel to the other side of the world to hear nothing but my own language around me, right?Ā But indeed when you come to Australia as a German and especially when you sleep in cheapĀ hostels like all the backpackers, this will happen to you. It is incredible how many of my folks run around on this continent. Of course ranting about all the Germans down here is a bit ridiculous as I amĀ one myself.Ā But I can’t help but thinkĀ that Germans are invading this country.Ā Here’s why. Ā  Continue reading