This photo was taken at the hallway leading to my $5 a night room at Green Valley Hostel in Sapa, Vietnam. This ended up being my cheapest, and probably the least clean/comfortable places to stay, but ended up meeting the coolest people at this Hostel. Not only that, Sapa became my favorite place out of all the places I visited in Southeast Asia.
Who needs luxury to have fun traveling? That is the beauty of backpacking on a budget, you learn to see past the unclean sheets, sharing rooms with random people, and many more discomforts, and start enjoying the true purpose of traveling. I think this single photo portrays all that.