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Just Because you have a big backpack and haven’t shaved or showered for a while doesn’t mean you’re poor..

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While in Peru, we’ve been isolated from this style of south American traveler but when crossing over to Ecuador and passing through some of the more touristy places, I’m running more and more of this particular type of gringo backpacker.

Freeloaders is what a select number are because they say that they don’t need to spend anything to travel around. They live off of coachsurfing or camping for free, ‘hitch-hike’ or scam drivers of cars or minivans or open-air trucks out of paying the $1 to $2 fare to get to place to place, and sometimes show up to slow times at the cafe’s and restaurants to beg for left-over food. Getting more and more disappointed with these folks because they are GIVING GRINGOS A BAD REPUTATION. These drivers and hostel owners and places of business are often barely making anything and charge a fair rate to provide something to the people coming through.. who are you to turn up your nose and say you shouldn’t pay? Would like to have a look at the backstory of some of these folks who are bumming around South America…they were able to afford a ticket to get over here, but now how are they really contributing?











Written by galbavy

May 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Posted in Ecuador, Lima

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  1. I think I would make an excellent freeloader, but I would

    Aaron Browne

    May 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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