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Author - BackPaco

I am a Canadian who just graduated in engineering. My passion is traveling and I am currently exploring north-eastern Europe.

Day 1 and 2 : Montreal to Helsinki the beginning of my adventure

Arriving 6 hours too early at YUL airport gave me a lot of free time; I walked around the entire international wing and realized how good YUL got in the last year. I also finalized a few clients’ contract while appreciating the Archibald microbrewery of the airport and made a Spanish friend over a beer. The trip to Amsterdam was great although I didn’t manage to...

Learning Russian To Travel – Week two

Week one has been really interesting as I managed to learn how the letters are pronounced. During the 2nd week I have kept focusing on Babel and the Beginner’s section has three different level (beginners 1, 2, 3) and each of these levels have 20-30 classes of 15-25 minutes under them. I managed to complete the first level!   So my focus during the week...

How You Can Help The Refugees

My friend Michelle Bennett is always trying to do a difference in the world. Driven tirelessly  by her passion to help others, she recently came back from Serbia where her and a team of volunteers made a huge difference in the lives of many refugees looking for a better life. I met her while backpacking in South-America, but this time her adventures are quite...

Learning Russian – Week one

I really wanted to learn a new language as I my Spanish has reached a level that is good enough to use in most situations. I was then hesitating between : Mandarin, Arabic or Russian. Considering I am planning a trip in a few months in many countries where Russia’s cultural influence is still strong. I decided that Russian is a great bet since in many of these...

Our Roadtrip in Southern Chile

Chile is a beautiful country stretching across 4,270 kilometers from North to South on a narrow strip.  With various climates and environments Chile gives you the opportunity to drive through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world while exploring a great culture and enjoying delicious food. We knew our trip would be incomplete without a road trip and...

Backpacking South America | The Video

In 2014 my best friend and I decided to head out for the trip of a lifetime to live the dream. At first, our aim was to leave 8 months and to go around all of South-America. Because of my university semester, we ended up leaving 4 months and a half; not as long as initially planned but we still managed to go all around the continent at a pace where we felt we...

How to Visit Bolivia in 2 Weeks – Itinerary and Path

Bolivia might be small compared to other countries surrounding it, but fact remains there is are a lot of things to do in Bolivia. It is hard to explore the country in less than a month and trying to do so will force backpackers to make difficult choices. In only 2 weeks it is impossible to fit The Must-see of Bolivia: Salar de uyuni Amazonian Forest La Paz Lago...

How To Finish The Salar de Uyuni in Chile

How to get from Bolivia to Chile through the Salar de Uyuni It is possible to finish the Salar de Uyuni tour in San Pedro de Atacama. This makes an expensive, but fully worth it tour in the Salar de Uyuni much better for the value. Otherwise, you would need to pay for transport separately to head towards Chile. Almost all companies offer the option to drop you at the...

Salar de Uyuni |Best Funny Pictures And Ideas

One of the coolest things about the trip to the Salar de Uyuni is that moment when your drivers just stops in the middle of nowhere and tells you to go take pictures. Because of the landscape it’s easy to create illusions of depth. Walking just a few feet’s back can make you look much smaller and then the game begins. It’s hard to get the perfect pictures that...

What to do in Copacabana

When arriving by bus to Copacabana, the first thing the bus driver tells you is that the hostel on the left is only 2$ per night and that meals are even cheaper. Suddenly, you feel rich! You heard that prices were low in Bolivia but you always assumed it was an exaggeration. Welcome to Copacabana! Copacabana is a charming city on the eastern bank of Lago Titicaca;...