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.

  • Hanging Up the Backpack

    Two years after setting out on the road, it's time for the Backpack Foodie to hang the backpack. Is ...

  • 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...

  • All the Way Over There

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

  • Drenched in Elegance

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

  • The Rice People

    In Chennai, South India, the Tamil reinvent rice into a variety of delicious, healthy dishes. ...

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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