Ladies in the Andes have a very particular style. They look very colorful and feminine, while keeping a very strong attitude towards life. These are tough ladies we’re talking about! Daily routine is harsh in places like the Colca Valley in Peru, where this photo was taken. Sometimes, just like … 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.
We were in Lisbon the other day and, over dinner and drinks with my sister, we ended youtubing music videos from “the good ‘ol times”. Everyone got to share their favorites and, of course, we ended up listening to bands I used to love. Songwriters like Alanis Morisette, Anouk or … more »
If you’ve been following Backpack ME for a while, you’d know we LOVE road-trips! We’ve cruised around the Western part of the USA in a massive SUV. Visited mountain tops in Northern Thailand on top of a bike. Drove along the olive tree landscapes of Southern Spain. And beach-hopped in … more »
During a tour around the Atacama desert we stopped at this massive fluffy dune. The sand was so soft that it got in our shoes. The Atacama desert is dry. So dry that it carries the title ‘Driest place on earth’. Your skin will crack, your nose might bleed, but … more »
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 »
We were in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica during February last year. It was hot, humid and wild! Corcovado claims to be one of the most biodiverse places on earth. That claim isn’t surprising considering how you are surrounded by life everywhere! During our jungle trek we ended up … more »
Some people think that living a life full of travel is all about running barefoot in green fields with blossoming daisies, while unicorns are running carefree in the background and the sun is shining down upon you softly. Well, I can’t complaint as such, but let’s keep it real: not … more »
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most stunning cities that we have been to. Its natural beauty is absolutely astounding. Nestled between mountains and the Atlantic, the city is a mix of hills and water. But it doesn’t end there, beautiful beaches and picturesque rocky islands sticking out of … more »
Cuba is a land of shortages, that is no secret. We were walking around La Habana, when we came across this pastry shop and noticed the almost empty counter. Let’s just say that a first world problem like “OMG, I don’t know which one to choose!” does NOT apply here. … more »
If you are in Lima, Peru, right now: STOP READING! I mean it. Leave your computer and head out to Mistura Food Festival which started yesterday 6th of September and will last until the 15th. It’s a shame they close at night, otherwise, I would even recommend you to pack … more »