It’s no secret that Indians have a hard time obtaining visas for travel. We have an entire section on Backpack ME dedicated to visas for Indians. Readers often come to this section to find information on how to handle the paperwork so that they can travel to their dream destinations. … more »
From Mexico all the way down to Patagonia. That’s the plan and we want you to join us!
Go straight to a country of your choice or let us take you anywhere in Latin America with the stories below.
Ever since we started traveling full-time I don’t have the same feeling I used to have before: What?! It’s already December? The year went by FLYING!…” Now, I fly! Being in various places and occupying your time with different activities, time dilation becomes your best friend. Still, it somehow … more »
When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are several countries that check off these boxes. Naturally, the larger … more »
When thinking of Nicaragua, food is surely not the first thing that comes to mind. However, I would dare say that it actually is delicious. The good news is that Nicaragua has some amazing produce. For example, fruit is delicious, and the country is the biggest producer of beef and … more »
Traveling around the world, I often joke that most backpackers “are blonde”. In fact, most travel bloggers are blonde too. Well, obviously not literally. But it is true that the mainstream travel writing world is dominated by people from Anglo-Saxon countries. Blogs from adventurers from the USA are pretty common. … more »
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Chile has THE BEST street art I have ever had the pleasure to lay my eyes upon. In fact, there are 2 things that are better in Chile than anywhere else I’ve been to: graffiti AND street dogs. The street art … more »
Salchipapas are a favorite amongst most Peruvians and we’ve even seen them being devoured with great amounts of passion in Ecuador. What are they? A generous serving of fries topped off with some sausage slices and then doused in ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard. Do not try this at home.. unless … more »
Welcome to Uyuni! The largest and flattest salt flat in the world! Nestled in a valley between the mighty Andes, Uyuni is the whitest and flattest place we have ever been to. 10,000 square kilometers of salt covered earth at an altitude of about 3000m. The area is so flat … more »
The sand is black because this entire region originated due to volcanic activity in the past. Drake Bay is the gateway to Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. You take a tiny little plane to get from San Jose to Drake Bay. The views along the route are absolutely incredible … more »
Cartagena has the most charming city center that I have ever seen! The perfectly preserved colorful historical houses, the beautiful roads criss crossing at 90 degree angles, the churches rising up from the middle all add to the charm of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. But it is the variety … more »