We all travel for different reasons, for an adventure, to escape the daily grind, but does it change who we really are?
Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.
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Set aside your breakfast for a few minutes. Put your prudishness on hold. And let's talk about all the different toilets you're likely to encounter out there.
The thing is, not everything in this country is as foreigners would anticipate.
If you think you hate shopping when you're travelling, then wait until you've explored places like these.
It was once a carefree place where you could roll up, camp somewhere and have a swim without any hassle. Now? Join the queue.
The bulk of travellers are actually pretty good with flying: they're courteous, they're considerate. But there are others who aren't.
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You wish there was a referee sometimes. You wish someone would go over to your fellow travellers, blow a whistle, reach into their pocket and produce a red card. Bang, you're off. You've been sent home.
The 12-seat design of Out is spare, but the menu is positively skeletal.