Silverbackpacker

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I was once asked why my Backpack was Black and not Silver. I had to explain that it was my hair that is now Silver and I travel with a Backpack.

That’s how the name Silverbackpacker originated. Travellers these days need to identify with a name, since it seems that every step they take needs to be documented. How times have changed since i first started all those years ago. Here i will bring you travel tales from Past and Present so come aboard, look around and leave a footprint with a comment or two.

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

With TBEX Manila 2016 just months away I have started a new series of Instaposts promoting different areas of the Philippines as seen through the eyes of Instagrammers. There are many Instagrammers out there who are taking good photos but never get the recognition for...

The ABC of Backpacking – KLM

The ABC of Backpacking – KLM

Continuing the ABC of Backpacking Series  – This time I explore the letters K L and M. If you have any that you would like to add, then please leave in the comments below the post. It will be interesting to see how many we can come up with. K for Kilometre Post...

Mayon Volcano in 21 Instagrams

Mayon Volcano in 21 Instagrams

The first post in this series is The Mayon Volcano. I have scoured relevant hashtags and found 21 Instagram photos of Mayon Volcano that caught my eye for you to enjoy.

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

Palawan in 21 Instagrams

With TBEX Manila 2016 just months away I have started a new series of Instaposts promoting different areas of the Philippines as seen through the eyes of Instagrammers. There are many Instagrammers out there who are taking good photos but never get the recognition for...

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Mayon Volcano in 21 Instagrams

Mayon Volcano in 21 Instagrams

The first post in this series is The Mayon Volcano. I have scoured relevant hashtags and found 21 Instagram photos of Mayon Volcano that caught my eye for you to enjoy.

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TBEX  Manila 2016 – I’m Going

TBEX Manila 2016 – I’m Going

Another goal achieved 🙂  TBEX Manila 2016 here i come. I am registered on the TBEX Asia 2016 conference in Manila, the capital of the Philippines from October 13th to 16th 2016. When i found out the venue for this years TBEX Asia I had no hesitation in registering....

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Five hours in the Philippines

Five hours in the Philippines

What can you do in Manila when there are over 5 hours stopover time at the airport?
There are 4 airport terminals in Manila and thankfully, there are lots of places to visit outside of them if you have an extended stopover time. Compared to Singapore’s Changi airport, there are little to no entertainment in Manila’s airport terminals so if you’re not the type to sit down and watch a movie on your laptop while waiting for your next plane to arrive, there are several places that you can go to for a little bit of relaxation.

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Instant Office Tip #101- Toothpaste

Instant Office Tip #101- Toothpaste

Instant Office Tip #101 You have your work space in your hotel/hostel room for a couple of days . Why not make it more pleasing to spend time there. First off….  place the TV out of the way on the floor, then organise your desk top If you have a map or maybe a...

The Day I Drove a Train In Syria

The Day I Drove a Train In Syria

As the train pulled out of Aleppo Station bound for Latakia I settled back into my seat looked out of the window and watched as the suburbs gave way to countryside. I relaxed, looked round at the other passengers and began to enjoy the train ride. A young girl sitting opposite me kept glancing over at the strange foreigner sharing her journey. I smiled back at her and she pretended to read her newspaper.

My Marrakesh Express Ride

My Marrakesh Express Ride

Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes
Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies, Ducks and pigs and chickens call
Animal carpet wall to wall, American ladies five-foot tall in blue

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Danger

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Danger

At most entrances there are signs warning visitors of the impending “Danger”
The temple is in a advanced state of decay and ruin having been looted and neglected over the years. I would imagine that even a very small earthquake would bring the entire structure down.

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