It’s not just the endings in Asia that are happy. This gloriously diverse continent houses some of the most wondrously humble people you could ever hope to meet,some of which will even sleep on the floor in order to give you their beds. It also boasts an abundance of scrumptious cuisine well within the hobo budget, from steaming bowls of Vietnamese pho to Japan’s slightly more adventurous cod fish sperm sacks. Best of all, it’s so cheap to get to and around that you can even afford the odd hotel.

But be warned: backpacking around Asia for extended periods of time can sometimes cause the onset of a condition known as travel snobbism. Just because you got a dreadlock in your hair and only wear baggy elephant pants now does not mean you are culturally superior to anyone back home who doesn’t.

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