Tag Archives: food and drink

“Too Old To Backpack, Too Young To Caravan…”

“Too Old To Backpack, Too Young To Caravan…”

There are two types of traveller in this world – those who are too young to appreciate being on the road and those who are too old to enjoy it.

I like to think my girlfriend and I are an exotic anomaly amongst the nomadic fraternity....

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Return to Oz: The Perils Of Chasing Travel Ghosts

Return to Oz: The Perils Of Chasing Travel Ghosts

“Here’s a very special blog instalment by girlfriend Sam. Happy reading!” – James

On our epic trip around the world, my boyfriend and I have been lucky enough to spend 15 months exploring corners of the globe that most people only ever dream of visiting…

We’ve revisited some old favourites too – places where we spent unforgettable childhood vacations and all-too-brief escapes from office life....

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What Does Dog Taste Like?

What Does Dog Taste Like?

Backpacking around the world does wonders to rid a person of their culinary inhibitions. Before my girlfriend and I set off on our global sojourn I had no idea of the taste of bullfrog, silk worms, horse, guanaco, llama, alligator, deep fried ants, chicken feet, goose cartilage, guinea pig, congealed duck blood, snake and all manner of forgettable crustaceans…

But look at me now....

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America’s Second Best Fast Food Restaurants…

America’s Second Best Fast Food Restaurants…

Here’s another blog by girlfriend Sam (with some brutal editorial reshuffling by me)! Enjoy! – James

Regular readers and our friends and family will know that my boyfriend and I have a borderline obsession with food. We go to crazy lengths to seek out the best local dishes....

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What Does Guinea Pig Taste Like?

What Does Guinea Pig Taste Like?

A backpacker’s diet is an oft bland affair. I have, since arriving in South America five months ago, eaten enough soggy ham and cheese sandwiches to trigger a terminal medical condition in later life.

True, every country in South America we have visited so far has its local grub....

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This Is What A Three Day Trip To The Bolivian Salt Flats Looks Like…

This Is What A Three Day Trip To The Bolivian Salt Flats Looks Like…

It’s difficult to write anything original about a three day trip to the Uyuni Bolivian salt flats. Look online and there are literally hundreds of horror stories about it.

My favourite is the one about the guy who fell in to a boiling hot geyser, was rushed to a medical bay in a mine shaft and escaped with second degree burns....

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Four Questions About Santiago And ‘Middle Chile’

Four Questions About Santiago And ‘Middle Chile’

Very little has been written about ‘Middle Chile’. The lush Lake District in the south and the arid Atacama Desert in the north are the focal points of most Chilean travel guides – the centre often only ever gets mentioned for the sake of completeness....

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How Not To See Dinosaurs In Neuquén, Argentina

How Not To See Dinosaurs In Neuquén, Argentina

“This week, a very special guest blog from my dinosaur obsessed girlfriend. Enjoy! – James”

We’d been travelling for 50 days and the maxim ‘see less and experience more’ had started to ring true. When we arrived in the town of Neuquén, Argentina, that maxim became redundant....

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Top Three Reasons Not To Live In Buenos Aires

Top Three Reasons Not To Live In Buenos Aires

Ever since leaving England to go backpacking around the world, my girlfriend and I have been semi-seriously entertaining the notion that we might stumble across a corner of the globe magnificent enough to make us want to emigrate there permanently.

Seven weeks in to the journey, Buenos Aires has emerged as the first serious contender....

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Brazil’s Best Cup Of Coffee

Brazil’s Best Cup Of Coffee

We were driving through Minas Gerais state, the biggest coffee growing region in Brazil, the biggest coffee producing country in the world…

“My cousin is a truck driver,” said Marcelo, the man behind the wheel. “A few years ago on this road he got hijacked....

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