No matter where in the world you go to, never underestimate the wisdom of local people. No travel guide or book will ever be able to point you towards an authentic experience the same way a local resident of the place you are visiting can. Locals know how to get … more »
The Meal Deal
Trying food from different parts of the World is one of the best things about traveling!
There is nothing more basic and yet more real and down-to-earth than experiencing food as locals do! This is something that humans do every day, so more than seeing monuments and touristic sights, eating should make you feel somehow local no matter where you are.
If you’re not sure how to start sampling the world, allow us to take you on a voyage of some of the most interesting culinary destinations on Earth with these articles:
If Asian food is your thing (and, in that case, you’re one of us!) why not take a remote food tour with us? We can show you around Bangkok through its food or take you on a virtual food walk of Taipei.
Are you traveling to India? We hope you have enough time on hands to make all your foodie dreams come true. Some people call it Incredible India. We prefer Edible India!
If there is a country that we have come to love during our travels and we had no idea what its food was all about, that has got to be Peru. Peruvian cuisine is still pretty unknown for the general masses and as such underrated too. We bet Peruvian food is going to be the next big thing!
Portuguese cuisine is also another gem yet to be discovered by many travelers. Zara is often asked what the food in Portugal is all about. As it’s not easy to sum it up, here’s an intro to Portuguese food to get your juices flowing. If you are planning a trip to Lisbon, make sure you read the ultimate Lisbon Food Guide first!
They call it Incredible India… but for many of us, it is EDIBLE INDIA!! A country that feels like a continent, a cuisine that embraces millennia of traditions and cultural convergence… intense, rich, spicy, with impressive contrasts and nuances. Inviting for meat lovers, a paradise for vegetarians and deliciously accommodating … more »
The appeal of street food is well known amongst travelers. When you are in a new place, you feel like eating something local people would eat. In many countries, this means street food. Street food is affordable, tasty and easy to eat no matter where. There is something charming about … more »
Chile is not a major street food destination. Still, in Santiago, there are vendors who specialize in a few local treats. Sopapillas, the round fritters in the photo above, are one of the most popular Chilean snacks. They consist on soft bread-like dough mixed with a little pumpkin (hence the … more »
Colombian cuisine blends flavors and cooking traditions of Spanish, African, Middle Eastern and Asian origin. As you travel around the country, you’ll encounter different ingredients and dishes using corn, meat and fish as some of the main elements. We were out one night in Cartagena de Indias, on the Caribbean … more »
In the glorious city center of Arequipa, Peru – you can find some of the best ceviche in the world! We ate this delight at a restaurant called Fory Fay which is located at Álvarez Thomas 221. The restaurant is famous with locals and there are some tourists who drop … more »
When trying to get acquainted with the culture of a new country using its food as way to connect, there is nothing worse than limiting ourselves to eating out in touristic places. Restaurants that cater to visitors often to do offer the full range of possible experiences. Dishes are adapted … more »
That’s right! We’ve escaped the winter in Chile for a while and flew to Colombia – we’re currently in Cartagena enjoying the Caribbean vibes, melting under the sun and, of course, eating our days away. Behold the mighty Bandeja Paisa, a platter with what is a often referred to as … more »
Read part 1: 10 Traditional Dishes a Portuguese Grandma Would Feed You! After the success of 10 Traditional Dishes a Portuguese Grandma Would Feed You, I thought it’d be a good idea to dig in a little deeper on traditional Portuguese food. After all, we’re always hungry at Backpack … more »
We’re happy to bring the weekly Travel Photo Roulette over to Backpack Me this time! Thanks to Ivana and Gianni from Nomad Is Beautiful for selecting us as the winners of last week’s photo competition, themed “People Sleeping”. This was our winning shot, taken in New Delhi, India: You … more »