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.

  • India Calling

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

  • Gabi and Feri

    Gabi and Feri treated us to four days of Hungarian gastronomy and exploration. This is the story of ...

  • Out of the Matrix, Into the Light

    We are more than our bank accounts. Let's see what happens when we act as human beings first, consum...

  • I’m a Travel Blog Dork!

    A big thank you to the awesome Off-Track Planet for making me an official Travel Blog Dork! I am hon...

  • All the Way Over There

    A vision quest takes The Backpack Foodie from Edmonton, Canada to an ancient jungle path near Ubud, ...

Meanwhile, Offline…

Where has the Backpack Foodie been these last few months? In a nutshell: falling in love with the Middle East, raising pigs in rural Canada, and running himself happy.

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United in the Joy of Ice Cream

Down Souq al-Hamadiyya in the Syrian capital of Damascus lies Bakdash: possibly the best ice cream in the world.

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Home and Heart

Three weeks in Istanbul provide a chance to experience the city as our home in the Turkish metropolis.

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Interview with Eurasianet’s Kebabistan

An interview with Eurasianet's Kebabistan on my impressions of Turkish food.

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Shisha at the Souq

Smoking a shisha, and watching the Arab world go by in Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar.

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