Where are Pinoy Backpackers? I wanted to ask, there are thousands or millions of backpackers travelling all over the world, but Pinoy backpackers, where art thou?…lol…
I think Filipinos aren’t ready for it, most of the time they travel only for few days, mostly three weeks to spend all their savings to one place and save again for another travel again and again. It’s always one at a time for Pinoys (slang for Filipino).
Although I must say, there are advantages of travelling that way… It is more convenient but everything has its downfall, by doing it that way is not knowing much more about the place and culture, you become simply what they call, tourists. Unlike backpackers, they have to get to know better the places, country, people, just by hopping from a place to another(and most likely stay longer). They are on a budget, taking the cheapest guesthouses, eating in the cheapest food places(but good ones), taking the cheapest transport they can get, just to know and explore more about the place.
Why you should you prefer Backpacking, than going on Tour Packages?
Pinoy travellers are quite fuzzy, like a coňo way as they say…it’s always an indicator of status for Pinoys even though it shouldn’t be that way. It’s always not that way in the real world. I hope I encourage Pinoys to do backpacking, than arranged tour packages. Why? Simply because most tour packages offered aren’t the best you can get for the price you are paying for. Doing it yourself as a backpacker, you’ll get better deals arranging your own.