15 Photos Proving Why People in Asia Are Fed Up Of Western ‘Begpackers’ Asking Locals To Fund Their Travels

6Begpacker in Seoul

When you offer to teach a language or a skill, there is nothing wrong in that because you are earning your money. Even travelling on a shoestring budget is a skill and challenge for many which is also ok as long as you aren’t scrounging off someone else who has little to offer.

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7Beg packers – “tourists who travel with the intent to beg for money from the locals to fund further travel. Peep the sign, too”

This is another post by a social media user. For passersby and locals, not many can come to terms with such a trend and lifestyle of living hand to mouth. A lot of people could also be socially threatened by such a phenomenon but for many, its fin to travel the world on 10$ a day than being chained at work.

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8Bagpackers also resort to duping people

One person decided to keep tabs and found that initially this woman begged with a son saying her husband had dumped her and her little daughter but a few days later, the husband also turned up and they were seen begging together.

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9Russian tourists begging on streets

In Kuala Lumpur begpackers are considered bad news who beg on the streets for travel funds. In his Instagram post, a Malaysian businessman TV Smith said “They claim they need money to continue their world travel “It cannot be a good thing as it might affect all of us travelers, especially travelers on a budget.”

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10Begpacker in Seoul

Smith says he is angered by such people. “I am very angry reading this as I do not travel without sufficient funds or contingency. Most of us don’t. We stick to a plan and go home when money run low.”

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