The Berlin wall separated East and West Berlin and restricted the movements of citizens for decades. The coming down of this wall was a historic event that people still remember today. But in Israel, new walls are coming up. The barrier has many effects on Palestinians including reduced freedoms, reduction … more »
People around the World
One of the most interesting things about traveling to new places is meeting people who you probably wouldn’t have had the chance to come across otherwise.
“People Around the World” is dedicated to some of those people we’ve meet, both in the real world and online.
From a beggar who accepts Paypal to the guy who traveled around Europe with 1€ a day… these are our stories and interviews featuring funny, inspirational and quirky people we’d love you to know more about!
Ashray’s Mom has been complaining that the new maid that comes to work in her house doesn’t seem to be doing her job properly. She comes in the morning to clean the rooms and in the afternoon to do the wash up after lunch. Apparently, she skips cleaning the stove … 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 »
The evening before I left Lisbon to go to India for my new spicy life, I decided to go bra shopping. I didn’t know what kind of lingerie I’d find in Delhi, so I thought it’d be a good idea to go equipped from Portugal itself. I visited one of … more »
What’s funnier than white people?! Making fun of white people! I am a fan of the list of Stuff White People Like. As a white person, I can see myself in some of the cliches the author mentions. As a traveler, I have been collecting my mental notes on … more »
“Internet is not working because the wind is too strong!”, bright receptionist at La Maison hotel in La Paz, Bolivia. By the way, there was not even a breeze… Putting the mix for one liter of instant soup for a single serving. Thick and non-swallowable salty paste that goes … more »
Peru was the first country in South America where we arrived at by land. The crossing itself was easy and rather uneventful, but… our first big bus ride in the country was one to remember! We got ourselves in a Flores bus from Tacna (the first town after … more »
September of 2012 marked one year since we left Dubai and started traveling like crazy. Ever since, we’ve been to: Ethiopia, India, UK, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Stayed in places that go for USD400/night and others that cost only USD8. We’ve seen … more »
Seven dollars might seem like a small amount but for folks on a budget (like us..) it represents quite a lot. Here’s how we lost $7 through a combination of stupidity and not being able to read a crazy person. This story starts at the Havana airport, at the information … more »
We spotted this guy on the streets of Lisbon and he had the strangest signs. He basically wanted money for whisky, wine, beer, or some other stuff with the tag line “At least we’re honest!”. Not only that, he also has a website, the mis-spelt lazybeggers.com. When I took a … more »