your journey around the world, you're going to meet
loads of different people in bars, cafes, hostels & even
for directions to the main train station. Of course, all
of this depends upon
the ever so popular question: "What type of backpacker
The networking type or the quiet kid in the corner looking at pictures
of the past
while wondering what [ The Point of Travelling
photography exhibition is really about. -Geo!
selection of PHOTOhype images will be on display
in Gothenburg, Sweden at the Museum of World Culture from
April 29th until December 2011. [ Destination
X ] is a multi-media group
exhibition about people's motivation to move around in the world.
about travelling out of necessity, curiosity, lust and boredom.
The PHOTOhype Project is
your sneak peak into the awe
inspiring world of backpackers
& hostel travellers. Just like
the title reads on the book
about the late photographer,
Eldon ] "The Journey
is the Destination."
years of PHOTOhype, imagine that!
I can still remember when I first started this
photo project in 1997 with Surf City Hostel &
a handful of backpackers in [ Hermosa
We have journeyed pretty far since that humble
beginning, which presents a deeper meaning
& insight behind [ The Point
of Travelling ].
the project was based in five different
cities within the last 13 years. The All-American
scene of [ Hermosa Beach ].
Viva, [ Las Vegas ].
The laid back lifestyle in [ San Diego
]. The quiet
romantic beauty of [ Bruges ] &
now the endless
nightlife adventures & classic drama tales inside a
historic Polish city known as [ Krakow
]. We just
started our infamous 5th year in Krakow, Poland
which makes me wonder if I've seen the end of
PHOTOhype's so-called city hopping ways.
hotels & frequent
air travel were once beyond
the normal bank balance of
independent travellers and
backpackers. Now, that has
all changed - and just like the
Ryanair or EasyJet revolution,
it seems you can't quite resist
that [ luxury
hotel deal ] with
the cool design or relaxing
SPA treatment in the lounge.
For the same price of a private
regular youth hostel,
you can instead live
the life of a [
- tech-savvy adventurers
who often prefer to travel in style. Equipped with a
mobile phone, digital camera,
iPod and laptop. These
new age backpackers prefer to treat themselves
affordable opportunities arise. However, to be
labeled as a "flashpacker" is mainly the
of someone's own
[ Travel Intelligence