The Happy Nomad for Backpackers by Backpackers

What is the HOLI Festival?

Also known as the Colours Festival, the Holi Festival is a Hindu religious celebration that brings the Winter season to a close and welcomes the arrival of Spring. Principally, it is celebrated in India,...

Bolivia: Oruro Carnival Guide

Today, March 3rd 2015, on the stark altiplano region of Bolivia, 3.7015 metres above sea level, takes place one of the biggest Andean Festival in Bolivia, the Oruro Carnival. Oruro was a mining town...

India: The Flat Foot Era

In India, every field has it’s own story. Back on Argentinian soil, I was used to seeing kids playing with soccer balls. Here however, millions of children play around for hours imitating their idols...

A Guide to Backpacking through Europe

Europe is without a doubt one of the most travelled places on the planet. With its amount of amazing landscapes, art and culture, together with open borders, backpacking through Europe, the smallest of continents,...

What is Responsible Tourism?

What does the term ‘Responsible Tourism’ actually mean?  Imagine being welcomed into local villages, participating in native customs, tasting unique flavours in unknown corners of the world and observing the local way of life...