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To all backpackers, ex-backpackers and wannabes

Beitrag von KeinZufall » 12.12.2006 - 03:41

Having trouble readjusting to life back at home now
that the travelling is over? Here are a few handy hints to help you settle
back in:

1) Replace your bed with two or more bunk beds and every night
invite random people to sleep in your bedroom with you. Ensure at
least once a week a couple gets drunk and shags on one of the top
bunks. Remove beds one by one as symptoms improve

2) Sleep in your sleeping bag, forgetting to wash it for months.=20
Add some bugs in order to wake up with many unsightly bites over
your arms and legs

3) Enlist the help of a family member to set your radio alarm to go
off randomly during the night, filling your room with loud talking.
This works best if the station is foreign. Also have several mobiles
ringing, without being answered. To add to the
torture, ask a friend
to bring plastic bags into your room at roughly 6 in the morning and
proceed to rustle them for no apparent reason for a good half an

4) Keep all your clothes in a rucksack. Remember to smell them
before putting them on and reintroduce the use of the iron SLOWLY

5) Buy your favorite food, and despite living at home, write your
name and when you might next be leaving the house on all bags. This
should include mainly pasta, 2 minute noodles, carrots and beer

6) Ask a family member to every now and again steal an item of food,
preferably the one you have most been looking forward to or the most
expensive. Keep at least one item of food far too long or in a bag
out in the sun, so you have to spend about 24 hours within
sprinting distance of the toilet

7) Even if it's a Sunday, vacate the house by 10a.m, and then stand
on the corner of the street looking lost. Ask the first passer-by of
similar ethnic background if they have found anywhere good to go yet

8 ) When sitting on public transport (the London Tube would be ideal)
introduce yourself to the person sitting next to you, say which stop
you got on at, where you are going, how long you have been
travelling and what university you went to. If they say they are
going to Morden, say you met a guy on the central line who said it
was terrible and that you've heard Parsons Green is better and

9) Finally stick paper in your shower so that the water comes in
just drizzle. Adjust the hot/cold taps
at regular intervals so that you are never fully satisfied with the temperature.
Because of this frustration, shower infrequently.

These simple but effective instructions should help you fall back
into normal society with the minimum effort. Good luck!

:grins: :grins: :grins: :grins: :grins: :grins: :grins: :grins: :grins:
"man wird erwachsen wenn man aufhoert zu versuchen jemand anderes zu sein."
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Beitrag von catussa » 12.12.2006 - 14:45

:lol: :lol: :lol:

toooo funny
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Beitrag von catchat » 12.12.2006 - 18:26

laughing my head off...

...and yet it is so true...
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Beitrag von Yassakka » 12.12.2006 - 19:48

catchat hat geschrieben:laughing my head off...

...and yet it is so true...
Well, that explains a lot... ;)
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Beitrag von Lotti » 21.03.2010 - 21:06

Im looking forward to travel to australia... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Beitrag von Jackiedoesdownunder » 23.01.2011 - 08:35

I so agree with that! :lol: Did you think of that yourelf or did you find it somewhere? :grins:
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Beitrag von Ans » 23.01.2011 - 09:15

Brilliant :grins: :grins:
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Beitrag von Brandi » 23.03.2011 - 12:01

Thank you very much! The best i read in the last weeks & now i feel back in Oz :D!

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