One of the great things about following travel blogs is that we get to read about destinations and experiences around the world from a personal perspective. It’s no secret that, a lot of travel writers that work in major publications, have sometimes written about places that they’ve never even been to! This results … more »
Around the World in 80 Posts
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I’m sure Busan is a fine city, it’s just that during my 5 days there I just didn’t see enough of it. I was couch surfing with Jamie in Busan. We used to stay out all night and sleep the whole day. Most of my Busan memories center around going … more »
As our auto rickshaw arrived at Ajmer’s Bus Stand to drop me off, my stomach was churning and my heart was beating fast. I had been travelling with friends in Rajasthan for about a week, and they were about to take the train back to Delhi and head home. I … more »
You know the tagline of Backpack ME is: Piggy-back ride with A&Z! That’s also our name on Facebook and Twitter… but the truth is that there is someone else behind Backpack Me, apart from A&Z. Shehedbee, also known as “Bee”, is our loyal companion and has traveled to many places around the … more »
During my visit to the shanty town of Comas, in Lima, I felt that any moment my heart would burst. I constantly had a lump in my throat from the moment I stepped out of the taxi to meet a bunch of cheerful, excited youngsters aged 4 – 11, eager to … more »
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And us travelers know that, starting the day with the right combination of food and drinks, can really make a difference on your level of energy to make the most of your time! Trying different cuisines from around the world, is … more »
Two weeks ago, my roommate, Mary, her dog, Finnegan, and I packed ourselves into her car. Mary and I occupied the front seats. Finn occupied the backseat and the cargo space, along with our backpacks and the numerous add-ons one has to carry when traveling with a dog. The three … more »
Tamarindo, Costa Rica is all about contrasts. The streets are dusty and rutted, and the town’s full of tourist and souvenier shops, but the beach is one of the longest in Costa Rica. We were in Tamarindo for over a month, and got to know Tamarindo’s hidden charms (and its warts, … more »
Wanna hear a funny story? So I get off the plane in Helsinki at midnight on Friday, and I still have to find my way to Turku, Finland’s original capital and my home for the next six weeks. The way to the baggage claim and the bus stop is … more »
Here I am, at the Ria Formosa Natural Park, in the Algarve region, Southern Portugal. Algarve is well known across Europe as a place of sandy beaches, sun and party, but there’s also another side of it, and this Natural Park is on that ‘other side’ Since it’s a bit … more »