The stereotypical example of a traveller, a collector of all things, the one with a backpack that collects exquisite and exotic worldly goods to serve as an anchor in their memory for their days at the place. You can find them picking up souvenirs at the stores along the roads of the most happening places in the city, or shelling out an exorbitant amount of money on artefacts at the antique stores in the fanciest parts of the city, where most people can’t afford.
There is only one rule to travel like a minimalist, if it doesn’t fit inside your backpack, it’s unnecessary. They believe in the freedom of travelling light, only with the bare minimum, carrying nothing but the essentials. These are the people that don’t believe in accumulating material wealth to attain happiness.
A worshipper of God who can be found in the holy places and shrines. The pilgrims are the religious type that gets fascinated by the architecture of the temples, churches and mosques and admire the beauty of the sculptured idols. They typically belong to the older generation, usually on a religious trip trying to disappear into the experience of supplicating their needs to a higher energy.
These are the people that are on a constant hunt to experience the local delicacies, that can’t be found back at home. You can find these people experimenting and enjoying the cuisines that are foreign to them, either in the form of street food or a fancy meal at a fine dining restaurant where the locals eat. However, where you can’t find them is at the nearby McDonald’s or the local Starbucks. These people aren’t scared to put anything into their mouth, be it a deviled egg, blood sausages or a slimy octopus that’s still alive, they’d bite into it for the mere satisfaction that comes along with trying something new.
A modern-day traveller, a globetrotter or the lost soul with no real destination. The one who craves adventure, not necessarily the adventurous sporty type, but on a quest to quench their thirst for new experiences. You could often find them pacing through the woods, on a hike or a trek, low-key sitting in a coffee shop all by themselves reading a book sipping on a cup of cappuccino, paragliding or jumping off a bridge with their legs tied to a pole. As much as they travel to escape from the negative traits of our everyday lives like worry, boredom, heartbreak, guilt or fear, they are thrill-seekers by heart, in search of mind-boggling events that will give them an adrenaline rush leaving them feeling like they’re flying.