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Author - BackPaco

My name is Paco and I traveled more than 60 countries in the past 10 years. I'm currently working in IT and found the right life balance allowing me to live my traveling passion fully and enjoy my everyday life.

Hiking Mount Marcy in New-York | All you need to know

The highest peak of the State of New-York is Mount Marcy ( 5,344 feet | 1,629 m ) The 9 mile trail is a very rewarding and fun one that can be done in less than 7 hours by advanced hikers or 9 hours for hikers looking for a great view and a day in the great outdoor. Where to start the hike and how to get there : The trail to the summit of Mount Marcy is easy to find...

A Two Week Roadtrip around Albania

Having done all the Balkans a few years before, I heard that Albania was still decades behind from a touristic perspective and especially transportation. I assumed that the country would be hectic to visit and difficult to get around. Turns out that Albania is one of the best countries at the moment to visit as the they possess everything to make travelers delighted...

Two weeks road trip in Georgia and Azerbaijan

This trip occurred in May 2018. Visiting Baku Baku is the capital and the largest city of Azerbaijan. The city is built about 28 meters under the sea level and interestingly, this makes it the lowest capital in the world. We were lucky when we were there as the temperature was perfect and there was almost no wind. This is important to know as Baku is derived from the...

Two Weeks Around the Garden Route of South Africa

Cape town I arrived downtown in the later afternoon using the public transporation from the airport. My Airbnb where I was to meet my friend was further than expected. I had to walk a good 45 minutes from the central bus stop to that neighborhood. The first moments walking a new country is special, you stand out with your big backpack and analyse your surrounding to...

Day 7: Tallinn to Saint-Petersburg – My first steps in Russia

The clock rang at 5h30 AM, I used an app called Taxify to order our taxi. We made it to the bus station a bit earlier and waited; tired and excited to go to Russia. Our bus arrived and we gave our luggage to the driver, and went to see the woman validating the visas and passports with military precision. I got mine verified, and entered the bus and made it to my seat...

Day 5 and 6 : Tallinn Estonia

I arrived to Tallinn on an amazing ferry from Helsinki which is worth a mention of excellence. That boat had nothing to do with our ferries of North-America or South-America; it could be called a cruise ship. The ride lasted two hours and I took that time to relax, check my budget, write about the previous days and upload some pictures. Going to Tallinn’s old...