Any digital nomad will know the importance of three things: a good cup of coffee, a fast WiFi connection, and comfortable sofas (bums get sore after a few hours!). Earlier this year, we spent two months in Vietnam, eating, slurping and working our way around the country. Whenever we based … more »
Around the World in 80 Posts
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Street art is proof that some of the best pieces of art, at least contemporary art, are not locked inside museums. Instead, they are out in the open for everyone to enjoy. Graffiti has got to be one of the most democratic methods of plastic expression these days. It decorates … more »
I approach carefully; the man is sitting on a ledge to the left of the main entrance to the prayer hall. He is deep in thought, reciting something; perhaps thinking about God, perhaps thinking about his life, perhaps in search of the light. Lahore’s Badshahi Mosque is the city’s … more »
Denmark. It’s not only the happiest country on earth, but it’s home to the world’s best restaurant and lots of fairytale cottages along the 7,000km of coastline. Although it is rather expensive if you compare it to Southeast Asia, the unique history, fabulous food and amazing nature certainly makes up for it. The fact … more »
Today, 10th of June, is PORTUGAL DAY. No, I haven’t declared it myself for the sake of this travel blog. It is an actual official holiday in Portugal, when both citizens in the country and those abroad (like yours truly!) remember everything that is awesome about our country. As I know some of … more »
As someone who runs a travel blog exchange, I come across new blogs everyday. But it is not everyday that I stop and read through them with such interest and find myself to be amazed. This has happened recently when I stumbled upon Curb Free with Cory Lee. Cory is … more »
We’re happy to bring the weekly Travel Photo Roulette over to Backpack Me this time! Thanks to Ivana and Gianni from Nomad Is Beautiful for selecting us as the winners of last week’s photo competition, themed “People Sleeping”. This was our winning shot, taken in New Delhi, India: You … more »
Depending where in the world you come from, no travel guide will ever prepare you for the shock you might experience once you arrive in India. As I always say, once you’ve traveled around this extensive country (geographically and culturally speaking), you’re pretty much set to go around anywhere else … more »
READ PART 1/2 HERE Following Around the World in 80 Dishes part 1/2, we’re happy to bring you the second and final part of these series, featuring some of the most representative dishes from different regions around the world. Reading the comments left on the first part of … more »
This post is about more than just foodporn! We have invited 80 travel and food bloggers from across the globe, to share a quick intro of a representative dish from their country of origin or a place they have visited. More than drooling looking at the appetizing pictures, we are … more »