Will Hatton is a writer and photographer. Adventurer and vagabond. Master of the handstand pushup. Conqueror of mountains, survivor of deserts and crusader for cheap escapades. Will is an avid hitch-hiker, couch-surfer and bargain-seeker. He is a devout follower of the High Temple of Backpackistan and the proud inventor of the man-hug.
1. What’s been your scariest moment?
I’ve had a few scary moments, from being robbed at knife point to crashing motorbikes on hairpin bends. The scariest moment was when I spent two weeks in hospital in Costa Rica thinking my leg was going to be amputated, that took a long time to recover from; both physically and mentally.
2. How many gadgets are you carrying?
My Laptop, camera and iPhone – thats about it. If I wasn’t a blogger I probably wouldn’t carry any of this.
3. What’s been the best street food you’ve had?
Hands down its probably simply the pad thai on Khao San road, yeah its touristy but its delicious
4. What place is top of your bucket list?
Afghanistan, Papau New Guinea and Somalia
5. What travel scams have you heard about?
I’m currently looking into buying some rubies when I am next in Burma to sell back home and I’ve heard that many of the rubies being sold out there are actually just cut-glass…
6. What was the most challenging thing you’ve done?
I’ve had a few epic adventures, the three week Anapurna circuit in Nepal is probably the biggest physical challenge I have ever completed. The real challenge for me when I first started travelling was overcoming shyness and summoning the courage to talk to strangers – something I’m pretty good at these days.
7. What’s the longest you’ve been away from home?
8. What home comfort do you miss the most?
A fully stocked fridge..
9. How are you documenting your trip?
I document everything I do on my site The Broke Backpacker.
10. What advice would you give to other people who are traveling?
Always be friendly, always smile, treat people how you would like to be treated – be kind, generous and supportive to others you meet on the road.