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 »
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 everyday, 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 in hands to make all your foodie dreams come true. Some people call it Incredible India. We prefer “Edible India” – and this is why!
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!
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 »
Alheira is a typical Portuguese sausage. Well, it’s more than a sausage. Contrary to most regular sausages, it isn’t usually made of pork but, instead, of a combination of meats. Most alheiras involve chicken, rabbit, duck and sometimes quail, rolled into shape with bread. Typical dishes in each country are … more »
With the premise “food is a cultural expression”, André and the team behind Taste Porto Food Tours organize one of the best intros to food and beverage you are likely to come across in the North of Portugal. As someone from this part of Portugal myself, I was curious as … more »
READ PART 1/2 HERE Following Around the World in 80 Dishes part 1/2, we’re happy to bring you the second and final part of these series, featuring some of the most representative dishes from different regions around the world. Reading the comments left on the first part of … more »
This post is about more than just foodporn! We have invited 80 travel and food bloggers from across the globe, to share a quick intro of a representative dish from their country of origin or a place they have visited. More than drooling looking at the appetizing pictures, we are … more »
No land displays the cute factor in everyday aspects of life like Thailand does. At least I have never traveled anywhere else that could remotely compare. In Thailand, people love to personalize their items and doll things up: this applies to stationery, brand mascots, vehicles, clothing, accessories and even food! … more »
This year, we have eaten a lot of soup. Being in South-East Asia for about 3 months, we have tried soups in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. With rice, rice noodles, egg noodles, bean noodles, glass noodles, thick noodles… beef, chicken, seafood, pork or vegetables… spicy, sweet, sour or all of … more »
I am not proud to say that sometimes I freak out when it comes to trying new foods. Don’t get me wrong: I have come a long way and traveling around the wold has trained my mind and palate to be way more open to new experiences than before. Still, … more »