It’s always been interesting to see how others travel, without sounding nosey! There are those who would never take on the backpacker life because it’s just too low maintenance. To be honest I think I’m somewhere in the middle. I will always go for clean accommodation, I’m not sure I could go for a proper hostel. But if you are travelling for a year you can’t expect to stay in 4-5* hotels.
It’s also about what you want to take away from your travels, is it just a relaxing atmosphere or are you an adrenaline junkie. If there is a tall building I have to see the view, sky diving and basically anything which gets my heart racing. I’m all about the experience, so my money usually goes on doing things as oppose to sitting on a beach all day, which is fine if you are that type of traveller. I used to rely on taxis, and tourist groups but I’m more confident venturing out alone.
What about you, what are your travels are about?