To my disappointment, we didn’t see Yogi Bear when we visited Yellowstone. I guess he doesn’t like the cold weather and, let’s face it, things were pretty icy out there when we headed towards this National Park during our USA road-trip. On today’s photo we feature the Yellowstone Lake, that … more »
Pass the salt… at UYUNI!
Saltier than chips… saltier than beef jerky… even saltier than the sea! This is Salar de Uyuni: nothing more, nothing less, than the BIGGEST salt flat on Earth! Located in Bolivia, Uyuni is synonym with blinding landscapes of intense and seemingly endless white. As the sun shines and reflects on … more »
Get lost in HONG KONG!
If someone would ask me what my favorite thing to do in Hong Kong is, I’d probably reply “getting lost”. The city is HUGE, but the different districts and neighborhoods are really distinct amongst themselves. You can either find yourself on top of the hill at the fancy Mid-Levels, or … more »
ALHEIRA: more than a sausage, it’s history!
Alheira is a typical Portuguese sausage. Well, it’s more than a sausage. Contrary to most regular sausages, it isn’t usually made of pork but, instead, of a combination of meats. Most alheiras involve chicken, rabbit, duck and sometimes quail, rolled into shape with bread. Typical dishes in each country are … 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 »
Traveling Europe with 1€ a day – Diogo tells us how!
Some people use lack of money as an excuse not to travel. Others, like Diogo, manage to travel around Europe with only 1€ a day. There’s two kinds of people in this world: those that love to talk and those that rather do – I prefer the latter and that’s … more »
A sunny day in Tonsay Bay
I’m posting photo of the day from Valenca do Minho, my hometown in Portugal. Right now it’s deep into the night, really humid and the temperature is close to 0°C. This means 2 things: the heater is pumping close to my legs and I am looking at photos from sunny days … more »
10 Reasons to Love Buenos Aires
My partner and I spent a total of seven weeks in Buenos Aires this time last year at the beginning of our time in South America and absolutely loved it. Were it not for the rapid inflation in Argentina and the fact that it’s pretty far away from Europe, we’d … more »
Vịnh Hạ Long
Best known as Hạ Long Bay, this is quite probably the most famous and touristic landmark in Vietnam. Translating into “descending dragon bay”, this is a place where beautiful landscapes, myths, legends and village life-style come to meet. There are about 2000 islands and islets in the bay, making boat … more »
Top 13 Travel Experiences of 2013
Someone once said: “you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough!” We couldn’t agree more and that is why we make sure to enjoy our days to the fullest, wherever we are in the world. Here are, in no particular order, our top travel … more »