That's awesome DT
i know someone said a quote--- he who dies with the most friends wins!
I hear that! I live by these words. You can find that saying- Here
(not that I created that saying, just a user of it too
But that's definitely the frame of mind that will help all travelers(heck, everyone on this planet) tremendously, not just on a backpacking trip, but throughout life.
Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you have a great time! B)