Following the tradition we started last year when we published the 12 Most Popular Posts of 2012, the end of this year calls for a recap of what’s been happening here on Backpack ME. If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane or you’re new around here and … more »
A Vacation from Travel
Believe it or not, people who travel all the time like us, need vacations too! Traveling doesn’t mean lying on the beach all day, sightseeing all the time and live worry-free like kids – I wish! During the past few weeks we have spent a lot of time in Thailand … more »
Happy dog in Goa
As the weekend is around the corner, I thought I’d ask this happy dog in Goa, India, to help me out with Photo of the Day. Do you see how careless and joyful he looks? Maybe we should all try and take the weekend to relax, do something we like … more »
Las Vegas gets all the buzz when it comes to casinos, but hey, Macao deserves some attention too! We first arrived in Macao at night. Getting to town by ferry (coming from Hong Kong) you enjoy a great view of the skyline and buildings covered in luminous signs, reflecting their … more »
What should I have today?
We saw this little kid in a village near Siem Reap. He was walking and I tried to click his photo but, to the contrary of most local kids, he wasn’t interested in smiling and posing for the camera. I thought he was just shy, but then I realized he … more »
The most memorable moments from my time in North Korea
North Korea is, no doubt, a unique country to travel to. The places that visitors are allowed to see and the activities they can do are restricted by the government. And a very structured official itinerary offers neither time for “free roaming” nor “meeting locals”. Things that the majority of … more »
The joy of traveling in Cambodia
When you travel to new places with no specific expectations, you’re likely to be pleasantly surprised. That’s what’s happening to me right now in Cambodia. We decided to travel around Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and, by default, I know more about the history, culture and people of both the … more »
WOAH! 2 years on the road today!
Today it’s our 2nd travel anniversary: 2 years ago today, we were leaving Dubai to travel the world. We were basically saying good-bye to life as we knew it. Much has happened every since. You can read last year’s post about our 1st year traveling. This second year has been … more »
Paris is not a great travel destination in the middle of July. Places are crowded, the charm of little cobblestone streets is replaced by loud groups of tourists and it’s impossible to appreciate the facade of any fairly famous building or monument without encountering smiling faces and jumping bodies, posing … more »
Ditch your travel guidebook NOW: here are some free alternatives!
We often receive messages from readers on Backpack ME and those following us on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Apart from the usual question “How can I get money to travel?”, the second most common thing people tend to ask us is how we prepare for our travels. That is, from … more »