Adventurer, travel blogger, hiker, and so on. I left home in 1997 and have been travelling around the world ever since.
Tokyo: Best short (1-2) day trips out of Tokyo?
Hey Edna, Kyoto for sure if you only have 1-2 days. If I was in Japan for the first time and only has a week I would do 5 days Tokyo and 2 days Kyoto. http://backpackingman.com/wandering-around-kyoto/ See More
Amsterdam: European road trip from Amsterdam- where should we go?
Hey Jami, I wrote about a weekend road trip I did with friends from Amsterdam into Belgium and part of Germany. Take a look to give you some ideas :) http://backpackingman.com/thank-belgium-beer/ Enjoy! See More
London: 4 days in London - Local insights on attractions and restaurants?
Hey Stephanie, One of the best things in London is exploring all the street markets. I wrote an article about my favourite markets here: http://backpackingman.com/the-best-markets-in-london-to-visit/ A good curry down Brick Lane Market is highly recommended followed... See More
Amsterdam: What to do in Amsterdram for two days?
Hey Justine, I lived in Amsterdam for 12 years on and off, mostly in the centre. Do you like museums much? There is so much better things to do in Amsterdam if you only have 2 days there. Skip the museums. Rent a bike for both days there and cycle around and get lost... See More
Europe: Suggestions for single traveler
Well I would put Amsterdam on that list for sure. As far as African cities go I tend to avoid a lot of them simply because the countryside has more to offer. However Cape Town in South Africa is a beautiful city that could very... See More
Germany: Places to stop in Germany between Brussels >>> Berlin >>> Amsterdam
If you can get down to the Mosul river where there are loads of old historic quant towns like Cochem and castles galore. Going through the Harz Mountains is also good for some old towns. Frankfurt don't bother just a big boring... See More
Europe: Best City for Christmas Markets in Europe?
Berlin for sure, loved it there at xmas. See More
Best place to scuba dive in the world?
Apo Reef in the Philippines. So many sharks and amazing visibility. I didn't scuba dive, but free dived. I'm quite good at holding my breath :) Post on it here: http://backpackingman.com/swimming-with-sharks-in-apo-reef/ See More
Amsterdam: Bike paths or good bike routes for an inexperienced biker to take
I lived on and off in Amsterdam for over a decade and cycling is one of my favourite things about the city. I wrote a blog post about cycling there and routes you could take at my website: http://backpackingman.com/art-amsterdam-bicycle/ See More
Kyoto: In Kyoto for Two Days: what to do & where to eat?
I spent a week in Kyoto and loved it. I wrote a blog post about that time to give an idea of some of the things you could get up to. It's easier for you to just read the post on my site: http://backpackingman.com/wandering-around-kyoto/ See More