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Meet The Adventurers!

Harris here! I’m one half of this blog and this is our story. I was born in Penang, Malaysia, into a mixed-raced family. My mom is Malaysian-born Chinese, and my dad’s heritage is Indian, Pakistani, and Egyptian. Growing up, I always appreciated the diversity in my family’s background.

In November 2016, I moved to England for my sister’s wedding and decided to extend my stay. After some research, I stumbled upon a help exchange program that offered free accommodation in exchange for work. I quickly found a host that had good reviews and was close to my sister’s place. After a request, they replied that they were in need of more helpers for the season, so I was in luck!

And I’m Consuelo, the other half of this blog. I was born in Ciudad Real, a region of Spain known for its bright sun and blue skies. My family is from Spain, and we still cherish our traditions, cultures, customs, and food. At the end of the summer of 2016, after my job contract ended, I decided to go to England to travel and learn English. I found a help exchange program that allowed me to work part-time in exchange for free accommodation at a hostel in Torquay.

It was in Torquay that the magic happened. I (Harris) arrived at the hostel in November 2016 after dragging my heavy luggage and backpack for two odd kilometers from the train station, and Consuelo answered the door. Even though we had just met, we felt an instant connection and became great friends. We discovered that we shared a passion for traveling, and that’s when we started planning trips in southern England.

As we traveled together and got to know each other better, we fell in love. In the summer of 2017, while exploring small towns in Cornwall, I proposed to Consuelo at a park overlooking the sandy beaches, and she said yes! We got married in a low-key ceremony and decided to reside in the South-west of England until we find a new place to call home.

Since we share a passion for traveling and having adventures, we started this blog to share our experiences, tips, and tricks to travel smarter. Follow along on our journey to explore new places, meet new people, and create unforgettable memories.


Why Snacks-In-The-Backpack?

After years of traveling together, we decided to build this blog to help others who wish to move to another country by sharing our tips for an easy transition. Visiting or moving to a new country can be challenging, but we believe that with the right information and resources, it can be a smooth and enjoyable process.

The name Snacks-In-The-Backpack came from our travels with a backpack or food-bag full of snacks to fuel our adventures. Our snack collection usually includes peanuts, crisps, sandwiches, bagels, fruits (Consuelo’s favorite), plum tomatoes (Harris’ favorite!), some indulgent treats, and of course, water!

In addition to tips for relocating to a new country, we will also share our travel experiences. Both of us love exploring different cultures and meeting new friends, and we hope to inspire you to do the same. We’ll provide tips and tricks to make your travels cheaper, safer, and more enjoyable.

We would be grateful for your support by subscribing to our YouTube Channel, where we’ll share videos from our travels.
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Thank you in advance for your support!

Lots of love – Harris and Consu x ;*

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