Attention travel addicts!
If you have had an experience in trekking and also the chance to go in a group, you might want to grab some popcorn and read on. This article gives a funny yet eye opening take on the types of people who accompany you on a trek. What’s more? Hang tight, on the off chance that you didn’t have a shot of going on a trek, we insist you do.
1. The Knows-It-All
This one is a walking encyclopedia about the place. History? Geography? Mythology? S/he has read them all. It annoys you a bit, but you have got to admit that their detailed stories helped you pass the night atop.
2. One With Equipments
Pocket knives, sleeping bags, ointments, sanitizer, band-aids or head torch (don’t blame us; Stuart just doesn’t get the concept of head torch). You name it, and s/he got it. You sure make fun of them, but they are the first one in mind when you get a boo-boo.
3. The Damsel in Distress
Just like this little one, your friend can move no more. Tired or exhausted are an out and out understatements. The same cry goes for the male counterpart.
4. The Helper
They are the load bearer, the energy boosting squad and Snicker’s (energy bar) human counterpart. All hail the helpers, for helping us keep our heads together.
5. The Social Media Addict
On account of this companion, the world knows your whereabouts. Be it climbing a mountain, watching a gig, eating nachos or wailing while viewing a romcom. Express gratitude towards them, as they keep you alive in the digital world.
6. The One With Hunger-Rage
No food and only play, makes Jack a dull boy! nuff said!
7. The Couple
Yes… They are everywhere!
8. The Solo Traveler
They have mastered the art of having fun, even when alone. Their aura is infectious. You kind of secretly plan your solo trip as you listen to all their stories.
9. The Semi-Athlete
This one does not care if you slept, lost track or weren’t invited, all that matters is s/he walks before you, your friend, that stranger and even the trek leader (or guide). And be the first one to reach atop; running skills put into use. Period!
10. The Interviewer
Pissing people off since human evolution, these sweet anxious souls are insatiable. When this person be like ‘Why’s the soil dry?’, ‘Why’s the grass green?’, ‘Are we there yet?’ and you be like ‘That guy/girl is so cute! Is it too weird if I ask him/her out? :-/’ Or ‘Man! I forgot the chips’ *sobbing*
11. The Selfie Group
This sure brings back memories! As much as you hate this group, you sure can’t contain your excitement when you are in one. *mental high five*
12. The Unhappy First Timer
The first timers do have a memorable experience, they either Overpack or missed to pack some essential stuffs. But hey, “Every experience, good or bad, is a priceless collector’s item.”- Issac Marion. So, don’t fret, go steal your friend’s chips! A full belly can drive any sorrow away.
13. The One With Drama
“Ew, this toilet doesn’t flush…” “But I only eat organic foods…” “OMG this jungle is dirty…” These characters just can’t quite acclimatized to the backpacker lifestyle and can’t comprehend that the foreign country in which they find themselves is not striving to replicate their home comforts.
14. The Photographer
Just another personality until s/he takes out the camera. And then they become a long lost friend that everyone’s dying to be with. Why not? They click some amazing pictures that will help cherish the experience and also to flaunt in Social media.
But they are also the ones who make your experience a total kick-ass. So, go, climb that mountain!
And finally we want to say that