Backpacker Etiquette

There are unwritten rules of being a backpacker. I have taken to writing out 7 of them and explaining my reasons. Unwritten they are no more. Continue reading Backpacker Etiquette


Respecting the rules

A few days ago when I was walking around Foz do Iguacu in the rain, looking for the bus station so I could get the bus to Paraguay, I encountered a problem. I found the bus station, saw the railings blocking pedestrian entry and the signs saying, in Portuguese with an accompanying picture, that entrance by foot was prohibited. It’s exactly the same in the UK- you’re not allowed to walk on the road in the bus station, probably so that you don’t get run over. As I couldn’t figure out how to get in, and because it was raining … Continue reading Respecting the rules