The Backpack Foodie

The World, 2009-2011: Helene and I sold everything we owned, and in September 2009, we hit the road. The result was a year-long Slow trip filled with wonders, friendships, and delicious meals. Somewhere over a cup of coffee, the Way of Slow Travel was born.

  • Xalapa, Our Mexican Happy Place

    The mountain city of Xalapa, Veracruz, where the smell of coffee fills the air, and it's a challenge...

  • A Brief History of Poutine

    In all the ways that matter, poutine is Québec. This article discusses the origins, variations and c...

  • Debu Takes His Time

    A visit to the exceptional Honey Bee Bakery & Pizzeria in Puri, India, where time slows down. ...

  • The Friends Who Fed Me

    To the rebels and iconoclasts of the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market who fed me over the last year: b...

  • Meanwhile, Offline…

    Where has the Backpack Foodie been these last few months? In a nutshell: falling in love with the Mi...

Laos Astray

Led astray in Laos, the Backpack Foodie slows down in Vientiane.

Read More »

The Spirits of Indochina

In Vientiane, Laos, the echoes of Indochina on the local food scene provide an opportunity to enjoy a slow life.

Read More »

Welcome to Our Happy Place

We only meant to pass by for a couple of days; two weeks later, we can't bear the thought of leaving this place. Welcome to our Happy Place.

Read More »

Bangkok at Street Level

Raving about Bangkok's amazing street food scene, and seven tips to enjoy street food.

Read More »

India Calling

Two cities: Singapore and Melaka. Two dining experiences. One desire: India.

Read More »