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 »
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!
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 »
We love sharing our travel stories with you! But we don’t always have a chance to do so in real time, as we keep on moving around different countries. That’s why we’re on Instagram, so that we can share little happy moments in real time, in the form of photographs. … more »
It’s not a myth: San Francisco is as hilly as they say. As I walk down the hill we are living in, up in the Eureka Valley, the world around me seems to change. Up there, there are days when you wake up inside the clouds, that do not allow … more »
This is the type of festival that makes a trip to the other side of the world worth it! Very hyped up but, in my opinion, totally living to the hype, Yee Peng & Loi Kratong present a Chiang Mai even more exciting than in the rest of the year. … more »
Street art is proof that some of the best pieces of art, at least contemporary art, are not locked inside museums. Instead, they are out in the open for everyone to enjoy. Graffiti has got to be one of the most democratic methods of plastic expression these days. It decorates … more »
A couple of weeks ago we were in the small town of Salento, in Colombia’s well known “Coffee Triangle”, when Colombia’s national team won 2-1 against Cote d’Ivoire in the FIFA World Cup. If I hadn’t had a context, just by walking the streets and observing how happy people where, … more »
Welcome to Hauz Khas Village, the New Delhi equivalent of Williamsburg in New York, Kreuzberg in Berlin or East London in the UK. Well, not exactly… but Hauz Khas is certainly on its way to become a hipster hot spot. You get the idea. If you’re in Delhi and you … more »