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.

  • Life in Exuberance: Kolkata Moments

    First impressions of Kolkata, India, in the form of one-paragraph short stories. ...

  • Black Coffee, No Barcode

    The story of Catfish Coffee Roasters, a local, socially responsible coffee roaster in Edmonton, Albe...

  • Hanging Up the Backpack

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

  • The Bagels of Mile End

    The Backpack Foodie discusses the legendary Montreal bagels, and the multicultural community that ga...

  • The Milk Alchemist

    Learning to make ghee and Indian sweets with Manick, a tea stall owner in Kolkata, India. ...

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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