“Whenever we travel in a new place, we look forward to eating popular dishes of the local cuisine. More than checking out the famous landmarks, museums or places that come highlighted in travel guides, food is bound to make a better introduction to a new land. It connects you to the local culture immediately and it allows you to understand how people live.
Very often, this connection can be found in its most authentic form out in the streets. In Colombia, for example, street food is displayed in colorful surroundings, in accordance with the Colombian spirit. Whenever in a new place, hit the street food stalls: even if you are a stranger, you’ll fit in right away!” – Zara and Ashray
Hungry in Columbia
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Zara is a Portuguese girl who quit her job in Dubai in 2011 to travel around the world with her now husband Ashray, from India. They’re the team behind Backpack ME, a travel site that aims to share tips and ideas with people all over the place, inspiring them to go travel, no matter where they come from!
A&Z are East meets West and Backpack ME is all about a multicultural perspective on travel: http://www.bkpk.me
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