Being a backpacker is safe and easy. It is up to you on how much luxury you want to have. One day you may decide to camp in a near by campground and the next you may splurge on a five star hotel. It is up to you on what you are going to do. One day you are a couple kilometres inside a cave and the next you are attending a classical opera. Each backpacker is different and has their own styles of travelling styles.