Laowai Comics: Backpackers In China By Laowai Comics May 9, 2013 6:00 am Comments: 16 Laowai Comics is a biweekly webcomic. Beijing Cream is proud to debut its Thursday comic every week. Full archives here. Click to enlarge (Monday’s comic) 16 Responses to “Laowai Comics: Backpackers In China” Guest May 9th, 2013 6:31am What does this mean? Reply Shawn May 9th, 2013 9:52am I have never backpacked or stayed in a hostel anywhere but have visited most of those places… what does this mean? Reply narsfweasels May 9th, 2013 10:56am It’s not funny if you have to explain it. Reply Chinese Netizen May 9th, 2013 12:36pm Hostel taken over by cheap budget 国内 Chinese travelers and not the usual suspects of fat, big titted white British girl who’ll shag anyone, crazy wild Rasta’d out black man, dred locked white boy from upper middle class roots, or bearded out older guy most likely one step ahead of his country’s law and wanted for questioning about his activities with elementary school children? Who knows…never liked backpackers that came off too much like backpackers… Reply Marc May 9th, 2013 1:55pm I understand what it’s trying to say, that hostels in other countries have international guests and in China the guests are mostly Chinese. It’s not particularly funny though. Also why is the Indian staff’s skin the only thing in color? Reply LCG May 10th, 2013 11:03am Cuz it’s like the red coat in Shindler’s List. Reply wafflestomp May 9th, 2013 2:37pm I found it funny, although I fucking hate backpackers. The Chinese hostel needs more instant noodles though Reply Marc May 9th, 2013 2:39pm and sunflower seeds Reply bag-o-dicks May 9th, 2013 3:05pm If you go to an LP-recommended hostel in China they are exactly the same as anywhere else. Reply Bort May 9th, 2013 3:37pm My experience has been quite the opposite. Most of the hostels across eastern China in which I’ve stayed have been full of 老外. Many of the hostels in Shanghai are veritable party scenes for rich European kids. Reply Hong Huzi May 10th, 2013 1:32am is that a real question? Reply King Baeksu May 10th, 2013 9:45am This past January, I stayed in a hostel in Shanghai for a few days to save a little cash. The common area in front was full of single young Chinese women watching “The Big Bang Theory” on their laptops, or zoning out on QQ. They weren’t what I would call very chatty. Meanwhile, in the back by the bar and pool table, a group of young Chinese guys could be heard shouting and laughing late into the night. My dreams were punctuated by the sound of smashed beer bottles at regular intervals, and the violent crashing of billiard balls. I don’t think I shall be repeating the experience. Reply mike May 11th, 2013 6:33am I’ve been in hotels that were too ‘cheap’ so foreigners aren’t allowed to stay there. Is that a hostel? Who knows. Backpackers will probably not enjoy China much, since.. you know.. no English. Reply Jay Casey May 11th, 2013 11:48pm I don’t know why so many people are so hateful in their comments and in their intolerance of fellow travelers. I’ve enjoyed hostels in China and all other countries I’ve traveled in. The more different kinds of people you meet the more tolerant you get. The only kind I don’t like are the jerks – and they come in all nationalities and modes of travel. Reply Nick May 13th, 2013 10:54am The picture is missing cup of noodles on the “China” picture and about 3 ipads and 4 iphones Reply HEATWOLVES May 13th, 2013 9:38pm as a rule i don’t trust white people with dreads. sometimes i see backbackers on the subway in the shanghai summer and think “damn, that sucks.” Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> nine + 3 = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.