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.

  • Meanwhile, Offline…

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

  • GeckoTV Episode Guide

    GeckoTV is an exciting reality TV-less show on display at most homestays in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. ...

  • Pharos Pizza and the Soul of Edmonton

    As an Edmonton institution is forced out of business, Backpack Foodie ponders the future of Edmonton...

  • The Spirits of Indochina

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

  • The Empire of Fish

    A visit to Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest fish market in the world. ...

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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