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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Learned from two stinky men on our last trip (and yes, one of them was Neal):

I will pride myself on how long I can go without washing my t-shirt.

12. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

-always introduce yourself to your roommates immediately.

-if you're bringing a girl back and your room is full...do it in the shower.

-if you walk in on your roommate having having sex. walk out and a wait....unless it's an emergency.

-take the goon out of the box

-Don't steal food. just ask.

-split petrol costs.

-always go for the top bunk...always! beware the bed-wetters!

-if you see someone's shampoo in the shower, use it and leave it for the next person. don't steal it

-anything in the free food fridge is fair game. even if it has your name. if you can't read the sign that's your own fault.

-when you come in loud, belligerent and drunk at 5am. don't be all moody about noise at noon

-don't c*ck block.

-always stay at the cheapest filthiest hostel but use the kitchen in the clean hostel and go to the free BBQ at the expensive hostel

-if you pass out early around a bunch of people with a black marker you are fair game.

[ Edit: Edited on 04-Mar-2009, at 21:31 by Cool Paul ]

13. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

Quoting james

When busted coming out of McDonalds, answer with "I was just using the toilets".

unless you have one of those soft serve cones you get for 30 cents. a good deal is a good deal

14. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 7y

1. Buying crappy junk your never gona use, but are determined to carry around everywhere for you entire trip and then get it back home in once piece.

2. Getting ripped off at least once during your trip.

3. Braking your budget even tho you know you should not! Because your nearly broke allready!!


15. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

Quoting Cool Paul

Quoting james

When busted coming out of McDonalds, answer with "I was just using the toilets".

unless you have one of those soft serve cones you get for 30 cents. a good deal is a good deal

Or a bacon and egg Mcmuffin. They rule.

16. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

Quoting bex76

Quoting Cool Paul

Quoting james

When busted coming out of McDonalds, answer with "I was just using the toilets".

unless you have one of those soft serve cones you get for 30 cents. a good deal is a good deal

Or a bacon and egg Mcmuffin. They rule.

Good for an el cheapo cup of tea or morning coffee.

17. Posted by Carl_1970 (Budding Member 16 posts) 7y

if you need to get up early to catch a bus / train / plane, pack the night before, and have the clothes you're going to wear on top of your pack. Do NOT pack / re-pack at 5am and wake everyone in your dorm. And most importantly, do NOT put everything in plastic bags, so that you wake everyone in your dorm up!!

18. Posted by xtraceyx (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

1.learn to ignore cockroaches
2.compare the price of things to stuff back home (i do it compulsively)
3.learn to love goon as its the cheapest drink going!
4.MUST play slap the goon

i'm sure i'll think of a few others!

Tx

19. Posted by ringo6981 (Budding Member 48 posts) 7y

Drink the cheap local Alcohol...eg. In Spain drink Sangria, In Greece drink oozo, in Germany drink beer and in Holland well you don't srink as much you do something else for some strange reason

20. Posted by freemee (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Im still laughing my ass off about the 'play Bob Marley and Jack Johnson once a day' comment... sooo sooo true!