Hi! I’m Jonny, a guy who left home 20+ years ago to travel the world on a budget and am still going. These days I tend to stay a lot longer in places to really explore the culture of a destination. I started Backpackingman in 2013 as a blog to inspire and give advice to other travellers.
I’m a self confessed Japan addict, and have spent a lot of time writing an in-depth guide to the country after spending several months travelling there.
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London is a shopping and food paradise and these are five of the best London markets that are perfect for just that. Many people would normally only have time for a few markets on a city visit, as most people only come for a few days. As such the five London markets...read more
A Baliem Valley Festival in Papua with the Dani Tribe is one of the wildest tribal experiences you can have in the world... Imagine a Tolkienesque land. Mountain peaks and deep valleys strewn with tribal villages inhabited by a people who up to only 70 years...read more
So you’re planning to do some day trips from Osaka? Great! It’s the best city to base yourself in the Kansai region and further afield for just that.I have spent several months travelling in Japan (as of writing this) and several weeks of that was in Osaka. It's the...read more