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On a shoestring

DNMUM392569 | 7/16/2017 | Author : Laveena Francis | WC :423

JUST BEFORE MONDAY
There was a time when backpacking literally meant that — taking off with a backpack without an itinerary and most certainly without any planning, or reservations. Laveena Francis spoke to four modern-day backpackers in an attempt to understand how technology has altered their game

Backpacker
Abhijeet Deshpande, 41
Alternate profession

Energy security expert with the United Nations

Chooses travel destination based on
Interest and mood.
“My decisions are intuitive, and driven by a desire to test my endurance.”

Relies on Google for search, weather & GPS
Yes. “I use Google for information on public transport, reservations and weather.”

Prefers to travel by
Public tran
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