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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”