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 »
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!
When we traveled around New York City, we couldn’t miss out on Brooklyn. After all, movies and TV shows have made the other side of the bridge in NYC so popular, that we were curious to see by ourselves. To say that Brooklyn is happening is an understatement. Whatever scene … more »
If you are familiar with Indian festivals, you would have heard of HOLI by now. The “Festival of Colors” is, quite probably, the most sought-after celebration of them all by tourists visiting Incredible India. Originally a Hindu festival, the fun of Holi has been shared by more and more people … more »
Apart from sharing moments from our travels right here on Backpack ME, we love being able to do so too in real-time via our social media profiles. When it comes to photos, Instagram has been a great tool to share photos of what we are doing on a given moment … more »
Half way between the cities of Chennai and Pondicherry, in Tamil Nadu, sits Mammallapuram (also known as Mahabalipuram). Famous for its grand stone carvings and structures, this town dates back to the 7th/9th century and it’s one of the oldest examples of South Indian architecture within the Dravidian style. This … more »
Before we arrived in San Francisco, we were contacted by a couple with the same surname as Ashray: Baruah. Rukmini and her husband Pritam had come across Backpack ME while researching for one of their trips to Latin America. They noticed that Ashray has the same surname as them, which … more »
This is the one and only oasis in South America! The city of Ica, in the South-west coast of Peru, is surrounded by deserted lands. Pure sand, heat and dryness. No surprise that the oasis of Huacachina has become the touristic jewel of the region. As if taken out of … more »
When going to rustic places, many travelers enjoy visiting local markets, where villagers come to exchange their products, sell souvenirs and, generally, get supplies for their daily lives. I believe that markets are, indeed, a great intro to local life: by observing what people sell, buy and use, you get … more »
What happened to us while in Lima is proof that some of the most enjoyable experiences while traveling are those that you don’t even plan! After spending a few weeks in Peru, we were already die-hard fans of the local cuisine: intense flavors, ingredients from the land and sea, jungle … more »
Chiloe Island is a naturally beautiful place in Chile. A country-side surrounded by sea and decorated with sporadic lakes, give the place a very charming atmosphere. The scenery is complemented with lined-up houses that, while built to resist the common earthquakes, didn’t leave grace aside and proudly wear strong colors … more »