Hi! I’m Jonny. I left home 20+ years ago to travel the world and I’m still going. I started Backpackingman in 2013 to write guides for other travellers on the places I have been, as well as adventure/life stories to inspire you.
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Sikkim is a state in India that has rightfully been described as a hidden land, an off the beaten path paradise also known as a Shangri-La, which makes it perfect for an adventure. It was during the winter of 2006 in the quant hill town of Darjeeling in the Indian...read more
Imagine a place far away from mainstream Japan and that's what Rishiri and Ruben Islands are. Two small remote places in the most northern part of the country, where a relaxed pace of life and lack of foreign tourists awaits. Small fishing villages, friendly people, a...read more
Japanese animation is such an integral part of modern day Japan that it makes sense to have some anime to watch before going to Japan. This is part of my continuing guide to Japanese culture. The Japanese make the best animation in the world (imo), and even if you're...read more