Penang is the most food-obsessed place we have ever been to! Folks eat out all the time. Food is ubiquitous, quick, convenient and affordable. Most of the meals served around Penang are prepared by street vendors in so-called “hawker stalls”. Like Ashray would say comparing street food with graffiti “these … more »
Traveling is a very visual activity. Observing is one of our favorite hobbies while on the road.
By looking at new things, you can learn a lot and take in the beauty of this world that expresses itself in such different forms!
Let us take you from the most arid desert on Earth to the Antarctic region in Chile. We’ll visit hipster spots around New York and cool hang outs in New Delhi. Together we’ll experience world-famous festivals, like Holi in India and Yee Peng in Thailand. Visually, we’ll soak in the buzz of the Peruvian markets up in the Andes and the ancient temples of South India. We’ll have time to appreciate kick-ass street art, awwww at cute communist dogs and drool over food porn photos too!
Open your eyes… and come see the world with us!
I was recently talking with a foreign friend here in Portugal and she mentioned something that I had never actually thought about. In Portugal, people tend to be proud of their job. It doesn’t really matter what they do for a living, folks tend to do it with dignity and … more »
Among its many charms, Lisbon is a perfect city canvas for street art. If the cobblestone paths beneath your feet and the typical tiles decorating buildings’ facades weren’t enough of a visual treat, Lisbon is also home to an impressive ever-changing collection of public art. The “open-air museum” of Lisbon … more »
We like using Instagram to share snippets from our travels as they happen. This year, we’ve embraced the platform even further and started sharing Insta Stories. If you’re not following Backpack ME on Instagram yet, please come join us and we’ll make sure to keep feeding your wanderlust! On our … more »
The Carretera Austral, also known as Chile’s Southern Highway is a 1240km long route that winds along through virgin prehistoric forests, torrential rivers, glaciers, and snow capped peaks! Argentina’s Ruta 40 or Route 40 is a long and almost straight road that runs the length of the country and ends … more »
We don’t always post travel stories in real time here on Backpack ME. Sometimes, we may be at a beach shack writing about that wonderful time when we chased the Northern Lights at -20C in Norway. On other occasions, we’re rather stationary in a city, highlighting the best things of … more »
We traveled to Italy in the summer of 2016. Today we take you with us on a day trip through the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. This is the place where many of Italy’s famous culinary treasures come from. But today we shall take you with us in an entirely … more »
There aren’t many places in the world where mass tourism and beauty blend, in the way they do in Hoi An. This UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam is incredibly popular with visitors, who are attracted to its old world charm with a distinct Chinese vibe. Most travelers enter Vietnam … more »
Finland is the 50th country that we have visited in our travels. When we arrived in Helsinki, I thought it’d be an interesting exercise to choose one photo from each country and say something about it. So I sat down with the long and difficult task of going through the … more »
If art is about communication, it makes sense to take it to the streets so that it can reach the masses. That’s what street art is all about. But, in Chile, the Open Air Museum of San Miguel, Santiago is taking things to a whole new level! Mixart Cultural Centre … more »