We came across this article in a backpacker magazine we picked up in Railay a few days ago and this pretty much sums up our life right now.....
You Know You're a Backpacker When....
1 - You confuse Baht with Kip, mistake Rupees for Ringit but still manage to argue the price down.
2 - You can spontaneously decide that tomorrow you'll go to another country.
3- Taking three different types of transportation on a journey is standard - things only get interesting when it's five or more.
4- You can arrive in a new country at 3am with no sure idea of where you're going and instead of being nervous you see it as just another day on the road.
5 - You see a storm on the horizon and you still set out to sea. In a boat you are pretty sure may leak.
6 - You think its a little cold is the temperature drops below 28 celcius.
7 - There are ants in your soup but you carry on eating.
8 - You know that tiger balm cures all.
9 - You think that going shopping and spending more than USD$5 on any one item is very expensive.
10 - You can say "hello" and "thank you" in four different languages.... but can never get the right word in the right country.
11 - You can dump your backpack on a boat and only check to see if it's still there when you return 5 hours later.
12 - You know that lion, tiger and kingfisher are better enjoyed cold from the refrigerator than in a wildlife reserve.
13 - You forget to put your shoes back on when leaving a restaurant.
14 - You're just about to order your noodles and see a huge rat; you shrug your shoulders and order anyway.
15 - "Mai pen rai" (no worries) has become your quote for every tricky situation.
16 - The closest approximation you can give to your location is.... "Thailand?"