The Worst Travel Trend Of All Time: Begpacking

According to an immigration officer, the Western begbackers are mostly Russian, British, or Australians.

Traveling the world is something a lot of us dream of doing someday. But it’s not exactly affordable. So people usually save up for months, even years, for a trip of a lifetime. Even then, that might not be enough. But the people of Southeast Asia are noticing some Westerners trying to take advantage of their generosity by begging for money to fund their travels, and it’s not sitting well with them. If anything, it’s starting to tick the people of the Indonesian island of Bali off.


It’s easy to see why people are reporting these begpackers to the authorities. This foreigner is begging for money to travel to Thailand, while an aging homeless woman is collecting junk to sell for food.