Traveling is that one aspect of our life that is a luxury, recreation and a passion for selected few.
We never really consider traveling as one of our basic necessities to live life. It is just another part of living life.
What is more important is having proper food, sound sleep, good health, and education to secure a job. To earn a livelihood, some are blessed with good jobs while some fall below the poverty line. Those poor people have to beg on the streets or do random odd jobs to earn the basic livelihood daily.
— Solo Traveller ✈ (@ImSoloTraveller) January 17, 2016
However, some travelers are mocking this obligation. These backpackers beg people on the streets so that they can raise funds for traveling.
Isn’t it so weird? If one can’t afford to travel, they shouldn’t travel at first place. These people are called ‘begpackers’ and they have been spotted and clicked at many places.
— Solo Traveller ✈ (@ImSoloTraveller) January 19, 2016
The begpackers pretty well justify their not so logical behavior, we don’t see the point of getting into the act of begging for traveling.
The countries which are most deprived, struggling with issues of nourishment, health and education already have these begpackers sit there to get funds raised so that they can stay in some hotel or discover another place?
— Solo Traveller ✈ (@ImSoloTraveller) January 10, 2016
At the end of the day, it is all for the Twitter or Instagram hashtag. What’s even more disturbing is that these so called ‘travelers’ are sitting next to the underprivileged with some of their country postcards and travel stories to share, this way they are eating into someone’s space and the money which they can use for their food.
We hope the travelers understand the difference between begging for food and begging for next water rafting ride, there’s a vast difference, what do you guys feel?