10. Don’t be afraid
There are many things that can go wrong when you’re backpacking the world, but there are many more that can go right. In either case: whatever happens, happens and it will all just have been a great adventure in the end, a story to tell your grandchildren over the artificial fireplace in the augmented reality of the future.
Even though I’ve had a van stolen and burnt to a crips, I don’t let it bother me – I got some really cool photos of the wreck instead. Even though I’ve lost my passport and had to pay 3 times the normal price for a new one – at least my passport says “Issued by the Swedish Embassy Canberra” which only gives me a few more travel cred points.
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