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born 11 February 2010
Stefano Leonardo

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Most recent trip 2014:
March - Nepal via Oman
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next trips 2014:
April - Spain (Ibiza)
July - Bulgaria

Very vague future plans include:
Kuwait and Iraqi Kurdistan
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ABOUT BACKPACKING

- TIME magazine, 16 December 2002



Few modern social developments are more significant and less appreciated than the rise of backpacker travel. Backpackers are not only more likely to respect local cultures than those tourists served by the mass market, but they are also, in their own way, valuable to host economies. Backpackers may spend less on vacation than what their parents, but most of what they do spend stays local

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70% of backpackers' vacation expenditures go to locally owned businesses, compared with only about 30% of the cash spent my "mass tourism", who often stay in big hotels owned by foreign firms
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14 countries



Armenia
Bahrain
Georgia
Iran
Israel
Jordan
Lebanon
Oman
Palestine
Qatar
Syria
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

EXPLORE ASIA

9 countries



Brunei
India
Laos
Malaysia
Maldives
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Vietnam

EXPLORE AFRICA

7 countries



Burkina Faso
Egypt
Kenya
Morocco
Tanzania
Tunisia
Western Sahara

EXPLORE THE AMERICAS

11 countries



Bahamas
Belize
Canada
Cayman Islands
Colombia
Honduras
Mexico
Panama
Turks and Caicos
United States of America
Venezuela

EXPLORE EUROPE

41 countries



Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Czech Republic
Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco-Montecarlo, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City

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