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 »
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!
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 »
We spent a month in Istanbul back in September 2015. Walking around the narrow winding streets of this city we experienced a lot of the local culture and cuisine. The people of Istanbul are warm, welcoming, and willing to share a cup of tea (çay, pronounced Chai) at any time … more »
If you like reading our articles here on Backpack ME, chances are you’d enjoy our Instagram feed. This is where we share snippets from our trips in real time. Focusing on stunning landscapes, exotic meals, people we see and silly observations we make on the go. These are Backpack … more »
When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are several countries that check off these boxes. Naturally, the larger … more »
If you only had 24 hours to visit the capital of Portugal, my first tip would be to rearrange your schedule. You should allow yourself to visit Lisbon for a number of days that both the city and you deserve! But if you’re just passing by or staying longer is … more »