One of the fun part of backpacking is the part where you meet various types of people, meeting new people with various types of behavior is one exciting thing you get to experience on a backpacking trip. As a backpacker I’ve met with various types of backpackers over the years, let’s take a quick look at the various types I’ve met.

THE OVERPACKER

 It is that guy that brought literally all he has to the trip, overpacking is a common thing we see in an hostel, I once saw a guy in an hostel an l could think was whether he got kicked out of the house by his wife and he had to travel to a refugee camp with all of his belongings

THE I AM BETTER THAN YOU BACKPACKER

This person is one that always assume he knows more, have been somewhere better , and there’s no way you’re beating him in an argument, just like Christopher Columbus he claims to have been around the world, except that he did it by foot.

THE SPIRITUAL TRAVELER
Usually white, western, and sometimes young, usually they are on the journey of self discovery. Exploring local religions and customs, he spends his time reading books on Buddhism, Kabala, or Yoga and talking about how connected life is. Jaded by the materialism of his homeland, he has come to reconnect with the world, find inner peace, if you are interested in mythology he is probably the right person to meet up with.

THE COMPUTER GURU

They are the ones that show up in a trip with a lot of gadget, you’ll probably find them on a trip with internet access. They see others as men from stone ages and probably see themselves as beings from the 31st Century.

THE HISTORICAL STORY TELLER

They are the ones that have been on so many backpacking trips and are so eager to share their experience as a backpacker. If you have ears for stories they’ll probably be the ones you might want to stick with.

THE ROMANTIC BUNKERS

I think we might have a couple on this trip. But the romantic bunker shares the love by bringing it into the dorm. Sometimes they hang things up to give themselves some privacy, but were they thinking the rest of us on the trip are deaf . It’s awkward, for sure. Especially if you’re on the top bunk and can feel the good vibrations. An open letter to all romantic bunkers, please get a more private room.

THE SILENT ONES

I think I fall in this category, they are the ones with few words to say, you’ll call them the introverts, but they are really fun set to hook up with if you understand them.

There are a lot more types of backpackers,I probably haven’t just been in enough trips to tell more you might have met a lot more I don’t know about. Feel free to add up yours. Thank you.