Some people use lack of money as an excuse not to travel. Others, like Diogo, manage to travel around Europe with only 1€ a day. There’s two kinds of people in this world: those that love to talk and those that rather do – I prefer the latter and that’s … more »
Around the World in 80 Posts
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My partner and I spent a total of seven weeks in Buenos Aires this time last year at the beginning of our time in South America and absolutely loved it. Were it not for the rapid inflation in Argentina and the fact that it’s pretty far away from Europe, we’d … more »
Whether you like it or not, haggling is a big part of daily life in China. Whether it’s for a cab fare, bus ticket, street food or even clothes in local stores, you just cannot get away without being able to haggle. The good news is that Chinese are not … more »
North Korea is, no doubt, a unique country to travel to. The places that visitors are allowed to see and the activities they can do are restricted by the government. And a very structured official itinerary offers neither time for “free roaming” nor “meeting locals”. Things that the majority of … more »
Have you ever wanted an African adventure… … outside the safari park? Then come to Ghana! Ghana is known as the Black Star, or the hope of Africa. Located in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, Ghana prides itself on being a politically stable, democratic country. It … more »
I am currently spending 10 days traveling 643km from Amsterdam to Paris… on a unicycle. This idea was born as a joke with friends at the pub, and gradually the more I thought about it, the more this ridiculous, obscure idea began to seem like an actual possibility. I’m always … more »
Indonesia is a country that prides itself on its local cuisine, for the dishes that are famed for their scintillating taste and delicious flavor. The food has been influenced by so many nations like the Netherlands, India, China, and many more. If you ask me what is my favorite Indonesian … more »
We have dedicated the latest posts on Backpack ME to vicarious travels: we invited a series of travel and expat bloggers to take us on a virtual trip to their countries. After passing by The Americas, dipping ourselves into the Caribbean, exploring the ancient treasures of Africa & The Middle … more »
We started this collaborative series taking a voyage around Asia, exploring popular destinations such as Thailand and the Philippines, and going to others less known yet very interesting, such as Kyrgyszstan. After Asia, we moved onto Africa & The Middle East to mingle with the locals, experience raw landscapes and wildlife, … more »
Following the collaborative article exploring different places around Asia and Australia, we now present you travel suggestions within Africa and The Middle East. Some of the countries might not sound like the most popular or obvious destinations for a trip, but that is exactly what this post is all about … more »