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Old 03-06-2007, 06:16 PM   #81
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when you keep your backpack in the front closet...packed.
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Old 03-06-2007, 07:31 PM   #82
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When this excerpt from "The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain makes absolute sense to you.

"Very many of the young women are exceedingly pretty and dress with rare good taste. We are gradually and laboriously learning the ill manners of staring them unflinchingly in the face-not because such conduct is agreeable to us, but because it is the custom of the country and they say the girls like it. We wish the learn all the curious, outlandish ways of all the different countries, so that we can "show off" and astonish people when we get home. We wish to excite the envy of our untraveled friends with our strange foreign fashions which we can't shake off. All our passengers are paying strict attention to this thing, with the end in view which I have mentioned. The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. If the case be otherwise, I beg his pardon and extend to him the cordial hand of fellowship and him brother. I shall always delight to meet an ass after my own heart..."
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:49 PM   #83
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That's a really good one Jake!!
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:40 PM   #84
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Awesome quote, I like very much.

My friend told me today I wasn't going to live past 30. And I was strangely flattered by it.

Also, I think travelers are the only breed that can sit in a circle and brag about things like diarrhea and other hideuosly disgusting parasites/illnesses they've contracted on their adventures. Or maybe that's just me. Social tact is overrated.

You've slept in an airport/bus station/train station/park bench.

You don't shave too often.

When you meet someone, you have a tendency to ask where they're from before asking their name.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:19 PM   #85
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Oh man. I always ask people where they are from first....and then where they've been....then where they want to go....then their names, almost as an afterthought.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:24 AM   #86
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Yeah, I do that to. Especially when you're in transit, names are pretty useless. I'm not going to remember it anyway, and it doesn't add much to the conversation... I guess it's different if you're being introduced to people or something.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:33 AM   #87
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You know your a traveler when people (other than border guards) want to look through your passport at your book o stamps.
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When you buy beer at the local store with your passport instead of your driver's license.

(actually some cali places are not taking my Oklahoma license so I whip out the passport. Bitches!)
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:07 PM   #89
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When you buy beer at the local store with your passport instead of your driver's license
*ahem*

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You're so 2005
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You're so 2005

LOL oh whatever!
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when you hang out in the travel section at barnes and noble just waiting to talk to someone about your travels... lol
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^I like it!

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-if you think the nutcracker is something you did off the high dive
-if you refer to your mother-in-law and wife as 'dual airbags'
-if your mother-in-law can tell a state trooper to kiss her ass without taking a marlboro out of her mouth

you might be a redn....

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I'm sorry, being from the great Appalachian region, any time I hear "you might be a" I always think of Jeff Foxworthy

if you don't get it, thank your parents and family and whichever higher being (if any) you pray to that you annunciate and are elloquent, unlike myself.

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you can go into the international food market in your hometown and make knowledgable decisions about whats good.

(this was inpsired because i found a Super China Market like two blocks from where i work and i found my favorite instant noodles from my four-month China experience)
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The thought of a 23hr bus ride intrigues you more than frightens you.
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A hush falls over you at the sight of a world map or globe, and you are irresistably drawn towards it, and stare at it for a long time without saying anything, emotions flickering through you inside -- sad...happy...proud...longing...determination...lo nging...

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Man, I forgot about this list-epic
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When you are tired of the first 10 questions of most people you meet in hostels... And you all know the questions.... And its funny how whats your name is maybe 9-10... Jajajaja.... But, Im not being mean either... It is life on the road, it breaks the ice and gives backpackers common ground to build conversation and then life long friendships!!! I lived in one Hostel for 2 months straight, and with the other longterm travelers there, its fun to watch it unfold day after day...
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