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Hello from The Backpacker Co!

We are The Backpacker Co. a travel company based in Mumbai, India. We are a team of people that love coffee from Amsterdam, pizza from Rome, sushi from Japan and very evidently TRAVEL

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Girl vs Globe: Northern Lights Edition!

The Aurora Borealis, popularly known as the ‘Northern Lights’, is a naturally occurring phenomena where one can witness dazzling trails of dancing lights in the sky occurring in a plethora of colours- shades of green, blue and even pink! I was fortunate enough to see it not only once, but twice and I was mesmerized by the beauty each time 

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15 BEST SOUVENIRS TO BRING HOME FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Backpackers always want to bring home souvenirs that will remind them of their trip - but many often get stuck buying cheap souvenirs from tourist traps. A souvenir can be a lot of things...

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The lesser known Islands of Greece

Naxos is the gem of Greece, a happy and delightful jewel shining on the waters of Aegean Sea. From exploring the villages to trying out invigorating sports, Naxos has got you covered.

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7 things to know about King’s Day in Amsterdam

Koningsdag or King's Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Here are a few things you should know about King’s Day:

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Times Travel Show

This February, we were introduced to the first edition of the Times Travel Show in Mumbai. It focused on India’s first initiative on Experiential and Sustainable Tourism and was also brought together by The Times of India and The Backpacker’s Summit.

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5 Best Airports In The World

Singapore Changi Airport connects customers to numerous destinations from all around the world, with 5000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines. This airport has received praise from flyers for its magnificent architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and its broad offering of dining and shopping options. Flyers passing through are treated to movie theatres, a multimedia entertainment deck, spas, and a wild corkscrew slide.

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Five ways to Travel Light

When it comes to packing, people tend to fill whatever space they have. By choosing to travel in a carry on sized bag you’ll find yourself packing more efficiently and traveling lighter. The easiest way to avoid heavy bags, luggage fees on airlines and the hassle of dragging bags around is to choose a carry on sized backpack

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Top 10 Widely Spoken Languages Around The World

Chinese is a “macrolanguage” that encompasses dozens of different forms and dialects that together have just short of 1.2 billion native speakers. By far the most widely spoken variety of Chinese, however, is Mandarin, with 848 million speakers alone—or roughly 70 percent of China’s entire population.

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10 unusual things in Tokyo

Office vending machines may be a regular thing but the dispensers in Japan aren’t just for snacks and drinks. These machines sell sushi socks, bottled flying fish, surgical masks, and canned carrots all around Japan. Not only this, you will also find vending machines selling coffee, beer, and sake (local Japanese liquor)!

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15 things to eat/ drink in Seoul

Korean BBQ is definitely one of the first things that you should try when you are in South Korea. Can you resist juicy, tender, meat grilled to perfection? Kalbi or Galbi is definitely one of the most popular cuts of Korean BBQ! It’s made from the short ribs cut of beef and is marinated in sweet sauce with a soy sauce base.

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Our top 3 most recommended festivals in Europe

La Tomatina is one of the largest food fight festivals held on the last Wednesday of August each year in the town of Bunol (near Valencia) in Spain. Thousands of people make their way from all corners of the world to fight in what is known as the 'World's Biggest Food Fight' where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets.

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