The weather in the UAE normally keeps you confined within your comfortably air conditioned existence. However, when the summer heat dies down (which happens by November), it’s always great to head out and explore! There are several areas around the UAE which have beautiful scenery and amazing landscapes. One weekend … more »
For the love of ROAD TRIPS!
If you’ve been following Backpack ME for a while, you’d know we LOVE road-trips! We’ve cruised around the Western part of the USA in a massive SUV. Visited mountain tops in Northern Thailand on top of a bike. Drove along the olive tree landscapes of Southern Spain. And beach-hopped in … more »
Want to come for a drive?
This is Montana! You see endless ranches flowing over hills and dales, cows grazing in open spaces and the absolutely pristine American countryside. There’s a little road snaking along and you see magnificent clouds descending so low that you could almost reach up and touch them. We were driving from … more »
Wanna tank up?
As we drove through Freedom, Wyoming towards the Grand Teton National Park we came across several tiny cowboy towns with relics from the good ol’ days of American road tripping. These little gas tanks still work! It’s amazing how well preserved they are considering how old they look. We were … more »
Peaceful in Idaho
During our road trip in the US, we always preferred to take the longer more scenic route. Basically, you always have a choice between taking the expressway or the older roads that go winding through picturesque towns, forgotten villages, and more. We always chose the latter. So when we drove … more »
You can eat us.. but can you?
We spotted these adorable chocolate animals in San Francisco while walking around Downtown. I was pretty keen on eating them up but Zara thought they were too cute to eat. So where do you draw the line? When does food become too cute to eat? Or is it a war … more »
Every national park in the US is different. They all have things that are unique about them. What’s unique about Glacier National Park is it’s pristine alpine beauty. Being out of the way and in the corner of the country (Glacier National Park is along the US-Canadian border) means that … more »
A Gypsy ride: our 1st bus trip in Peru!
Peru was the first country in South America where we arrived at by land. The crossing itself was easy and rather uneventful, but… our first big bus ride in the country was one to remember! We got ourselves in a Flores bus from Tacna (the first town after … more »
Spanish road-trip, part 4/4: Madrid
(read Spanish road-trip part 3/4: Andalucia here!) Madrid: final stop before crossing the Atlantic Being the capital of Spain, Madrid has a lot to offer, but we didn’t really spend much time there. This was basically our last stop before heading to Cancun, and thinking about the sunny … more »