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11. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Unless he's covered in blood and sweat, the sport doesnt count in my book!

Thanks for the tip though Dave! Are you staying in Ho Chi Minh for a while?

12. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

the majority i've spoken to (not including tpers) spoke to me as if i was a child that couldn't fend for myself as i didn't have their experience,

Just so the TPers aren't left out, having met you, i can quite understand how others think you can't fend for yourself. It amazes me that you actually manage to make it into Dublin alone, let alone any further

I agree with mim...I think it is a type of person (If they are freeloaders in general),

Absolutely. I know/have met (and been in teh situation myself) of being at both ends of the budget on trips, and that's not relevant. It's the personality more than anything else.

And in fairness, all backpackers are going to try and save money or fiddle things if they can. I've had student discounts etc which i shouldn't have, but i rearely do i actually speak up and pay the extra! And whilst there is so much more to teh sysyetm than that, there are a chunk of people on places like couchsurfing and hospitalityclub for whom it is all about scrounging free accom, and as much free food, drink, internet and washing as possible without actually getting involved with the host etc.

13. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

Unless he's covered in blood and sweat, the sport doesnt count in my book!

Thanks for the tip though Dave! Are you staying in Ho Chi Minh for a while?

Looks like i might stay a while. There are lots of jobs going to teach English and the pay is really good for Vietnam, so i might stay a while and earn some cash. I'm still tempted to go off and visit a few more places first though, if i can start work here in 5 or 6 weeks that would be perfect,i could go off somewhere for a few weeks and come back. No doubt all will reveal itself in the next week or two.

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