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    Why do backpackers want to make a beautiful place a hell hole?

    Seems ever since i made my first overland trip from Amsterdam to Kathmandu in 1975 Backpackers take a beautiful area and turn it into shit> Of course it also take the locals to develop this shit but WHY>

    Vang Vieng: Backpacker heaven or tourist hell? | CNNGo.com

    Leave the shit at home
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    As they cross into Thailand they should be locked up wan-er.

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    They're usually kids, on their first trip outside of their home country.
    I was one at one time.
    Many of us were.
    They are going through a learning experience.
    Don't like them? Stay somewhere else.
    You're not gonna stop them.

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    I also spent a year as a backpacker. If it wasn't for backpackers 90% of us would never have dreamed of making a life out here or spending time travelling around. The true to heart backpackers come when a country is fresh, they require very little to live on, they certainly don't wish a country to develop for their needs, they tend to move around a lot rather than put down roots.

    The problem comes when the locals decide to cash in on the reputation their corner builds from backpacking past experiences (see the tourist areas of most of Thailand) and then they eventually overdevelop it for the mass market tourists and middle class family holidays. This is the killer blow! Along with the middle class and their higher expectations of services and consumer goods/fast food comes all the franchises and chain hotels.

    This is where you begin to kiss goodbye to an original culture as the corporates invest and locals cash in.

    God bless the backpackers and damm the mass market family tourists and their total lack of cultural sensitivity

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    Cunts the lot of 'em. If I'd saw this prick while I was there I'd have had to have shoed him into the fucking river.

    Strictly dipshits, wouldn't know a real rave from a tea party. Plus, 99% of them are spoilt middle class tossers going 'wild' cos it's the first time in their over-protected, mollycoddled lives they've been let off mummies apron strings.

    No thanks, I could go and hang round a group of dipshit students in the UK where the exact same applies. So yeah ^^ I do avoid them like the plague. I've been forced into their company a few times and just wanted to slap most of the divvy twats.

    Being young is no excuse, me and my mates at 19-20 hated most of them even then(aside from a few slags and the odd sound lad), and they hated us. We had much more cash due to actually working and you should have seen the jealousy from the penny pinchers as we rocked up with gangs of whores to their cliquey beach bungalow bars! The owners of the bars loved us(well, our cash) which pissed off those trying to go native even more, cos we'd spend in a night what their typical customer would spend in a week, just on food and beer!

    Was also really funny rocking up to bars and shagging all the female bar staff while the long term backpackers who'd been trying to have deep n' meaningfuls with them, and trying to 'understand the culture' for weeks while failing to get in their knickers, looked on like fokkin hangdogs!
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    ^^Would have agreed twenty years ago, but the above photo says it all to me. Pricks like that proliferate nowadays and show absolutely no respect to anyone.

    Maybe if you go somewhere off the LP radar, like deepest, darkest Africa you may find some decent enough ones but in SEA no way, just a big scenester circle jerk nowadays.

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    ^^ now that is cool - will DD send you an unpleasant email too???

    Anyways, it's the locals and their greed, not the backpackers, imho - ironically, it's often not the local locals, but fukin horrible locals that come from the likes of NsiT and fuk up places like Phuket and Samui...
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    I just knew you'd be the first to comment on that photo BB!

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    I was a scank backpacker the difference being I hunted out unspoiled places and off the beaten track joints far away from the masses.

    Cant do that now as they all be found so you just end up with Backpackers that are on an Asian drug and massive pissup trip.

    The fokers are still having an awesome time as its all new to them so whatever EH.

    I don't mind them as long as there not those Israeli conts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    now that is cool - will DD send you an unpleasant email too???
    I doubt it, thats probably because he doesn't spread his fuking gay faggotry pics all over the fuking forum like you fuking do.

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    ^ you need to deal with your issues; just get another katoey for the evening and let it all out...

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    ^Believe me, we really don't need your shit gay faggot pics in every thread on this forum, just keep them on your desktop and wank off at them by yourself.

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    ^ very good, well done... Your IQ shining through, again...

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    ^Go fuk yourself.

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    ^ impressive.

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    Backpacker types need to be exterminated from existence.

    A plague, they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Go fuk yourself.
    Ah yes...the joys of quitting smoking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Go fuk yourself.
    Ah yes...the joys of quitting smoking.
    Maybe it'll help....

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    Take a good look. In three to five years time these loosers, will be handling your divorce or fingering your prostate. same mentality for the rich kids on spring break in the States.

    Cheap air fares cheap everything so they will head and act like piss head for a couple of weeks.

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    Sounds like the has beens just hate folks fooling around . Sure they look funny but did you dress like your grandad.I feel these kids are easy targets and certain races do indeed give apoor impression. Howver they create employment ,dont rent cars nor suck up water for golf resorts/casinos/marinas.Few seem to be mongers of geezers so an improvement on the TV mod type perverts Added bonus I can practic my French german etc and relize how lucky i am to have found a Thai wife.
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
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    I took a couple of days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
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    Go fuk yourself.
    Ah yes...the joys of quitting smoking.
    Maybe it'll help....
    You've obviously never been a smoker.

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    there are backpackers and kids with backpacks

    the former find nice places and enjoy them for what they are

    for a while, then move on

    the latter hear about these places and follow; trouble is, there are so many of them the locals see that money can be made so start developing the area...the start of the destruction of the atmosphere that existed, the initial draw of the place

    once that starts happening, the mass market tourism realises that they can exploit the place and move in...result, a place with little or no link to the original


    it is the way things go

    look at Pai, it is an essential must-visit, on the travel itinerary of all tourists

    it used to be a sleepy, laid-back beautiful place; now it is just rows of cafes, restaurants, massage shops, guesthouses etc etc, no real atmosphere

    the people that go there now do not have a clue why it was so nice although they still enjoy themselves
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksteady
    God bless the backpackers and damm the mass market family tourists and their total lack of cultural sensitivity
    You are not calling backpackers 'culturally sensitive' are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksteady
    God bless the backpackers and damm the mass market family tourists and their total lack of cultural sensitivity
    You are not calling backpackers 'culturally sensitive' are you?
    I believe this is referenced in the Lonely Planet bibles.

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    You could visit for some blonde western poontang, I know I would.

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