I decided to write a new section in my blog entitled “Sad Realities of Backpacking”. These would be firsthand stories shared by fellow backpackers I met in my travels. My intention was not to discourage. In fact, I would definitely convince everyone to try it at least once. Backpacking had given me a lot of room to grow my people skills. It introduced me to a bunch of friends from other parts of the world, whom I still kept in touch with. It is something that I always look forward to every year.
It would not hurt if backpackers became aware of the unfortunate things that might happen when they travel alone. These stories would be precautions. Besides, who wouldn’t want to have an enjoyable journey?