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.

  • Paprika is the New Red

    I like to say that Scotland's moisture-drenched moss gave me green. Yesterday, Hungary gave me red. ...

  • The Announcement

    The text of Backpack Foodie's announcement to his friends of his quitting his job for a year of trav...

  • A Taste of the Ciudad

    It's crowded, happy, polluted, noisy and filled with food smells. No wonder the Backpack Foodie like...

  • Hail to the King of Fruits

    Learning to love durian, the king of fruits, in the street stalls of Singapore. ...

  • 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...

Laos Astray

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

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The Spirits of Indochina

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

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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.

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Bangkok at Street Level

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

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India Calling

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

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