England. There’s something unique about this word, about this country. It sounds perfect, kingdom-ish… it fact; it sounds very English. When I say England, it comes with that cute and polite accent. (Okay, perhaps, this accent isn’t really mine, but it sounds...read more
Here I was; leaving the hostel life behind for a few days. I can’t lie; I was looking forward to discovering The Chillhouse. As soon as I entered the place, I could already feel the good vibes they were talking about. The staff were lovely. A welcome drink was...read more
Myanmar was one of my biggest highlights in Southeast Asia. This country simply stands out in comparison with its neighbours. I had a huge crush on the people too. Burmese are very friendly. They are more than happy to have a quick chat with foreigners so they can...read more
Spontaneous: Adjective; performed or occurring as a result of a sudden impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus. Being spontaneous isn’t a characteristic that suits everyone. Spontaneity is scary. Fact; it scares your parents and...read more
You can call it reasons if you describe yourself as a rational person, if you’re in denial or if you are already convinced… Reasons, excuses… Same-Same. (But different.) 40 Great Excuses to Travel (or To Go Back) to Southeast Asia: You don’t need...read more
100 Experiences that make Australia…. Australia I have been living in Australia for a bit more than a year and a half. When I left Australia back in June, I was quite sad. (Let’s be honest; I was also very excited about the adventure to come in Southeast Asia!) I...read more
Suffering from a mental health condition can be very challenging and impact on your quality of life. Everyday tasks can become more difficult. Travelling is an eye opening experience however it can also be stressful at times as you are hundreds of miles from your...read more
Riding a motorcycle abroad is a bucket list item. The scenes constantly change, adrenaline tickles you and you appreciate the sound of your engine… This sounds like the perfect motorcycle trip. Travelling on a motorcycle becomes even more epic! You still...read more
This is a guest post from Gina – When travelling isn’t always pink and sparkling… That moment when you feel homesick. That moment when you have doubts. Home. If you’re a perpetual traveler, a digital nomad, an expat, or anyone else who spends a lot...read more
When I arrived in China, I wondered if I would be able to keep up with the blog and to work on my other assignments (#digitalnomadlife). Why’s that? Because Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google are prohibited in China. It has been like that for many years already....read more
Everybody can start a travel blog. It’s easy to get started! Own a travel blog is a thing. Be a travel blogger is another one. I started blogging last July and so far, I love it! Being a travel blogger is a full-time job… even if you already have a...read more
I recently managed to reach 10K followers on Instagram. I’m not a photographer. I’m a backpacker. Ahem. A silly one, okay, but still, I don’t know anything about photography. And… it’s even harder in English! (Ahem. Okay, what’s...read more
THE BROKEN ONE - MELISSA GIROUX
Hi! My name is Melissa and I am from Quebec, Canada.I’m the writer behind (or beyond) A Broken Backpack. I am a random backpacker, professional photo bomber, lovely devil-ish angel who decided to blog about it. Collecting mistakes, stories and experiences, I will embrace the changes. I’m broken. And I like it that way. Broke, anxious and crazy rhymes with my sarcasm. Enjoy and happy travels!
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