Delhi has no mercy. It is a city that covering you in dust will make you rub your eyes, as if they should be wide open to observe all the scenes that it presents everyday. Whether it is to show you something good or bad, India tends to be very … more »
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We started traveling 6 years ago and we have been to over 50 countries – here’s a post with one carefully selected photo from each country we’ve been to. What initially was a year off to travel around Latin America became a lifestyle. Now, we work and travel at the same time, no matter where in the world we are. People who work location independently using a computer are called digital nomads these days. Read this article where Ashray explains how he became a digital nomad, the hardships involved, but also the rewards that come with it!
Travel is not just about moving geographically. We have come to love our way of life, especially because we now understand how, in a way, travel can make you younger! And no, we’re not talking about some miraculous elixir of youth. But simply about the fact that travel and being surrounded by new things give you the perception that your days are longer. Change of place and mindfulness come hand in hand for us. Have you ever thought of travel as a form of meditation? Here’s what we think about that…
Even though a life of constant travel might sound amazing at first (and, of course, it sure is for the most part!) it doesn’t mean that there aren’t downsides to it. We don’t like to write exclusively about the highs of travel and rose tint our experiences. We don’t think it’d be fair to showcase this lifestyle in such an unrealistic way. That’s why we have also written about the hard things of long-term travel.
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We can’t believe 2012 has come to an end! Every year I have this feeling that time went by so fast, that I could have done so much more, that there were so many plans and ideas… and somehow I didn’t fully archieve all I had in mind. Well, this … more »
Read about the 2012 Backpack ME Awards! After we have rated the best places we had the pleasure to stay at and experience, it’s time for the ugly ducklings! Here are the top NOT SO GOOD THINGS from our 2012 travels: Creepiest place we spent the night … more »
Here are some of the things that made us happy during 2012. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make our travels more pleasant and to YOU for sharing this adventure with us! Best Top-notch Hotel 1. NOI Vitacura, Santiago de Chile (Chile) 2. Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, Galapagos … more »
2012 is coming to an end and no better time than this to look back and remember some of the most popular articles we shared with you during the year! Here is a top 12 of the most popular posts on Backpack ME during 2012, culminating in the most read … more »
I have finally watched the movie The Motorcycle Diaries. And I say “finally” as it has been recommended to me by some in person and, indirectly, by many other on the web. I know this movie has inspired some travelers to make it to Latin America. In my case, I watched … more »
No writer has ever made justice to post-travel blues. No one! They could just create a whole music genre based on this itself! Ashray said this 2 days after we were back and I subscribe to every word. Post-travel blues suck! It feels good to see your friends and family … 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 »
As you know, we are celebrating our 1st we-left-Dubai anniversary. Birthdays usually involve cakes (at least where I am from), but we’d rather present you with the full meal! Let’s remember what the year was like… on our plates! IT’S FOOD TIME! We started off in ETHIOPIA. I … more »
Today, we completed one year since we left Dubai! Happy we-left-Dubai anniversary! Moving out from the United Arab Emirates meant quitting our jobs, emptying our rental apartment, selling almost everything we used to own and starting to explore the world with more time. Just the two of us. This year … more »