So, I just spent the last week and some days backpacking Nicaragua. Why Nicaragua? Well because I did my bougie Eurotrip last year and it was amazing and I want to relive it every day of my life; but Nicaragua was decidedly less expensive and the adventure opportunities just kept stacking up.
In Nicaragua I did some insane excursions nearly every day, which included sip lining, a boat tour to a monkey island, volcano boarding, a tour of a bat cave, etc. Today, I just wanted to talk about some of the people that you can meet on these group excursions.
Let’s start with the guy who decides to run up the giant steep volcano while everyone else is struggling to breathe. You’re an assh*le. We get it, you’re athletic. But dude, really?
Then there’s the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s the person lagging at the way back who needs 20 extra minutes to do whatever for whatever reason and they hold the whole tour up because the guide has to wait for them to say his next little spiel. You are also an assh*le. Why would you book a hike when you only have one leg (that’s not what actually happened but that’s what it felt like)?
There’s the one assh*le who likes to dick every one else over by changing seats on the tour bus. Like, what was the point? All of our stuff was on that seat, not for you to move because you decided you liked our seats better.
There’s the person who thinks they know more than the tour guide. They usually follow up anything the tour guide says with, “Mhm, oh yes, and isn’t it true that…”
The one who is a rule follower. They get anal if you deviate from anything the tour guide tells you to do. When the tour guide says to turn off your flashlights in the bat cave, you better damn do it in less than 6 seconds, or Mr. rule follower will be having a word with you.
The one who needs to make sure they get the perfect profile picture at every single stop. Not everything needs to be documented. Are you even seeing the site yourself? Or are you seeing it through your view finder?
I could honestly go on and on and on about all of the personality types of tourists, but I will cap it there and leave you with a suggestion to not be one of them.