Its Time to Silverbackpack the Day

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.

Tommy – The Hopeful Vagabond

Tommy – The Hopeful Vagabond

Silverbackpacker Interviews Tommy – The Hopeful Vagabond ? Don’t Just Exist, Live I first came across Tommy, The Hopeful Vagabond on Instagram a couple of months ago. I checked out his website and found out about his upcoming cycle ride to China. Wow...
The ABC of Backpacking – GHIJ

The ABC of Backpacking – GHIJ

Continuing the ABC of Backpacking Series  – This time I explore the letters G H I and J. 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. G for GOALS...

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. This... read more
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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Where to Eat in Sagada | Gaia Cafe and Crafts

Where to Eat in Sagada | Gaia Cafe and Crafts

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.

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Mt Tagapo Climb, Day Trip to Talim Island, Rizal

Mt Tagapo Climb, Day Trip to Talim Island, Rizal

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.

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Where to Stay in Baguio | Baguio Village Inn

Where to Stay in Baguio | Baguio Village Inn

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.

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In need of some last minute accommodation? Give Agoda.com a try,I often use it and find it great to organise my travels.
My Favourite Travel Quotes

My Favourite Travel Quotes

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.

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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