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Welcome to! This website has been created by and for people who love to travel independent and on a low budget. It's an ongoing project to become a diverse place where travellers can find and exchange personal experiences and travel information. The aim is to provide an online information resource that helps the world wanderer prepare for his journey. Among other things, this website offers you an essential backpacking guide, sent in travel stories & travel guides, and an active backpackers forum.

It's important to realize that World Backpackers is all about interactivity. The idea is that backpackers use the information on this website and participate in return. So please pitch in too and submit your travel story on your backpacking adventures or submit a destination guide on your favourite place in the world! All contributions are encouraged and appreciated.

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  • "Prepared by a backpacker with a real love for independent travelling." - Travellers Point
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