Its Time to Silverbackpack the Day
One More Cup of Coffee
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.
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.
Situated a good 30 minutes walk from the centre of Sagada and a short walk from Sumaging Cave you will find a rickety looking structure, built from local materials, hanging over the edge of a cliff with a great view of Kapay-Aw Rice Terraces and a cool constant breeze blowing through.read more
I recognised Mt Tagapo and Talim Island from the window of my Cathay Pacific flight as it came into land at Manila airport. This was to be my first adventure in 2015 in the Philippines and to test my fitness for some hiking i had planned. Mt Tagapo seemed like the ideal trek and climb.read more
I arrived at Baguio Village Inn just before midnight having taken the 4pm Victory Liner from Manila and even at that hour of the day there was someone on reception. He was very apologetic when he told me the only rooms they had available were at the front of the building on the Magsaysay Road, which can get quite noisy.read more
It’s that magical time of day when the birds return to their nests, when tourists flock to the beach for their sunset poses, children come out to play in the cool evening hours of the day. On my travels around the country and its various islands i have noticed a big difference in the type of sunset.read more
We met in school in 1966. We were 11 years old. One day Dave asked me if i would like to go on a cycle ride with him to Woburn Abbey. Without asking any other details i answered “Yes”
Continuing the ABC of Backpacking Series – This week I explore the letters DEF. 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.
This is a page of Travel quotes from various people, both famous and not so famous. Inspirational quotes about travel from blogs i have read and just any sentence that i like about travel. If you like one, please leave a comment and let us know, then tweet it out.
“A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveller on the plane sees the farmhouse… and thinks of home – Carl Burns
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.
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 read more…
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
If you are looking for a place to get away from it all in Morocco you can do no better than finding your way to Chefchaouen. This small town up in the Rif Mountains is just the place to recharge your batteries before heading back to the hustle and bustle of Morocco’s cities. read more…
A couple of weeks before leaving for Marrakesh i was doing some research online into where to stay for a night or two before heading to the North of the country. Looking through the reviews on Hostelbookers, Riad Marrakech Rouge seemed like a good place to hang out. I placed my booking for a dorm bed in a 6 bed room, received confirmation emails etc and thought no more about it.
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.
The clock at the entrance to Battambang Train Station says 8.02. In most countries that would mean rush hour and thousands of passengers cramming themselves onto trains for their daily commute but not here. read more…
I had heard of The Starfish Project before i arrived in Cambodia and was determined to pay them a visit. The Starfish Project can be found in a small narrow backstreet in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. It took me sometime to actually find it as there were not any signs, or any that were obvious, to lead me there. read more…