Have you ever had the urge to try backpacking across different parts of the world?
I have. And lately I’ve been having wanderlust withdrawals: jotting down bucket lists, spending a huge chunk of my time researching on travel-related stuff and bookmarking different locations around the globe. It’s crazy, but I really have this desire to backpack across countries, wander around unknown places, breathe in the different cultures and explore unfamiliar territories (which will happen, soon).
This book is the perfect depiction of my aspirations as an artist and aspiring traveler. Written and illustrated by Robert Alejandro, a freelance graphic designer (who also owns Papemelroti, my favorite local stationery brand), The Sketching Backpacker is a cornucopia of all things art and travel - a visual diary of Robert’s backpack adventure to several countries across Asia.
Each country he’s visited contains concise & brief information as well as tips and things to keep in mind for backpackers. All suggested locations to visit within the country are also included.
I love all the illustrations as I get to see the world through an artist’s perspective. They’re all very rustic and what led me to appreciate this book more is that all the paper used for production is 100% recycled, something Papemelroti has always been known for.
I can’t wait to take this with me on my solo trip and future adventures. Speaking of which, I just booked my solo flight to Singapore next year. This book will be a great companion. I cannot wait!
The Sketching Backpacker is published by R.O.X. View more of Robert’s sketches here.
Do you have any travel-related books you like in particular? Let me know and let’s share titles. I’m also on Goodreads. Let’s be friends!
P.S. Thank you so much, Tricie, for this book! <3