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.

  • Bangkok at Street Level

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

  • Drenched in Elegance

    A day spent in Vienna reveals its impossible elegance. ...

  • Bali to Jakarta in Four Meals

    The Backpack Foodie rides the train across Java, and along the way discovers amazing Indonesian food...

  • Postcard from the Edge

    On this day, September 7th 2009, Helene and I have become world nomads, on the first step of a one-y...

  • 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 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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