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

11She is still active and doing the same scam since we reported in may in Penang, Malaysia

This woman was also reported by people easier but just went to another place to beg. How exactly will such things impact travelers? Soon other countries may impose tough restrictions for entry such as minimum amounts of cash in traveler’s cheques, or credit cards with a minimum credit limit. One might need to furnish proof of accommodation and return tickets. Either way, begpackers are going to spoil the travel scene for genuine budget travelers.

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12Another begpacker

What Hatton feels is that such begpackers should never be given any money at all because it only encourages other shoestring backpackers to do the same. There are a number of beggars who also post on Facebook how their lavish vacation styles were funded by begging off locals.

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13Westerners are traveling around Asia on a shoestring budget and begging for money to fund their trip

There are many who may be rich yet choose to scrounge off others. “Pretty much sums it up! Let’s hope this horrible new ‘phenomenon’ is quickly dealt with. Travel responsibly, everyone! Why stoop to such low standards. Travel on a budget but on your own steam.

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14Begpacking is catching on among Ukrainians

Somehow this trend of begpacking is also growing among young Ukrainians like this guy asking for help. Why can’t you find a job or offer some help in an NGO at least to get your daily meals instead of being a bum.

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15Some resort to Gimmicks

There are quite a few begpackers who have latched on to certain Social media trends of giving free hugs and blindfolding themselves when doing it but actually charging for it instead. And given the fascination with westerners, girls in Asia don’t even mind at all. But, whatever happened to free hugs?

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