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16 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who’s About To Go Backpacking

Students and graduates alike often choose to go backpacking these days. And there are some things you really should never say to them before they go.

1. “So, are your parents paying for your trip?”

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2. “It’s a shame employers will probably just see a massive gap in your CV.”

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3. “Why haven’t you learnt the language yet? Not everyone speaks English, you know.”

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4. “Is this, like, some sort of quarter-life crisis?”

no

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5. “Wow, your parents are letting you go there? Alone?”

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6. “Didn’t you hear about that person who went travelling last year and ended up having a terrible accident? I hope that doesn’t happen to you.”

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7. “Backpacking is so mainstream nowadays, everyone is doing it.”

shut up

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8. “Have you remembered to get travel insurance?”

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9. “I could never live without my straighteners for that long.”

really

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10. “Isn’t it really unsafe?”

nope

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11. “And really dirty?”

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12. “Aren’t you worried about how dodgy hostels abroad are?”

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13. “I would love to travel but I would have to do it with my partner or I’d miss them too much.”

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14. “Are you not just avoiding adult life? What are you running away from?”

you

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15. “So what are your plans for when you come home then?”

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16. “Well, try not to spend the whole time drunk on a beach.”

why not

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