Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

Cutting Costs on Travel Insurance in the Beginning Will Cost you in the End!

Cutting Costs on Travel Insurance in the Beginning Will Cost you in the End!

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Travel Information, Travel Tips

We know that purchasing travel insurance can be a little painful. When you’ve saved up every penny for that trip of a lifetime, who wants to take a huge chunk out of it, just “incase” something happens? So is it worth investing in? And which travel insurance do we recommend for Southeast Asia backpackers?

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Beyond the Temples of Angkor… Volunteering to Provide Free Education for Poor Children of Cambodia

Beyond the Temples of Angkor… Volunteering to Provide Free Education for Poor Children of Cambodia

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Cambodia, Volunteering

Many travellers visit Cambodia to cast eyes upon the famous Angkor Wat Temples, yet, is there a richer experience to be had in this beautiful, yet impoverished country? Read one traveller’s experience volunteering with SOID (Supporting Orphans and Indigent People of Cambodia for Development Organisation), a small NGO that provides free education to the poor children of Veal Village, Siem Reap…

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Updated Visa Guide to South East Asia!

Updated Visa Guide to South East Asia!

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Resources, Travel Information

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia and can’t get your head around the visa situation? Let us help you with a short summary of what type of visa you’ll need for each Southeast Asian country…

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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

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Backpacking Life, Events, Travel Tips

Mention the words ‘wet season’ to most people and visions of great sheets of water endlessly pouring from the sky spring to mind. Not only is that a big misconception when it comes to South East Asia’s wet season, but it deters travellers from even considering the major benefits of travelling during the off-peak time of year. Rather than avoiding the wet season that falls between June and September, you’re better off embracing the low season when the positives far outweigh the negatives…

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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

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Backpacking Life, Transportation

You’ll begin your long distance bus journey in Sumatra with an optimistic attitude. It won’t last. Read Clare Absolon’s witty take on the five emotional stages of bus travel on the Indonesian Isle and prepare yourself for your character-building adventure!

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The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

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Adventure, Diving, Myanmar

When over 50 years of conflict that made the country a no-go zone for travellers came to an end, Southeast Asia suddenly had a new and amazing country for intrepid travellers to explore! Now backpackers are hitting Myanmar’s shores in droves. So what does the country have to offer them in terms of adventure? And will the country’s under-developed infrastructure be able to handle the newfound popularity?

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5 Amazing Countryside Escapes from Hanoi, Vietnam

5 Amazing Countryside Escapes from Hanoi, Vietnam

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Adventure, Vietnam

Ex English teacher, Amy Blyth describes her life as an English teacher living in Vietnam’s hectic capital of Hanoi, and how she kept sane during the weekends. Whether you’re living in Hanoi as an expat or are a backpacker using it as a base to explore Northern Vietnam, here are some beautiful countryside Hanoi getaways where you can escape those beeping horns….

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5 Unmissable Places in Magical Cambodia

5 Unmissable Places in Magical Cambodia

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Cambodia, Travel Tips

From lush forests to golden temples, bustling streets stocked with food vendors and great wildlife vistas, Cambodia is just waiting to be explored by the adventurous backpacker. After harbouring childhood dreams to travel to Cambodia, upon arriving in the kingdom Claire Lovesti was not disappointed! Check out her list of places not to miss in the land of Kampuchea, and then embark on your own journey – it’s too good but it is true!

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

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Accommodation, Thailand, Travel Tips

As backpackers, we know that a good hostel can be so much more than a place to rest your weary head. It’s a place where you can make a home from home. Recently, we reviewed the brand new Brick House Hostel in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand who seem to have got everything right when it comes to creating the perfect hostel. Check out our list of 10 things that makes a hostel great!

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Southeast Asia!

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Southeast Asia!

South East Asia is a photographer’s playground with so many vibrant colours, interesting cultures and people, and amazing light to capture it all! Chris König is a 22 years old self-taught photographer, specialising in outdoor- and lifestyle photography who wanted to share some of his favourite photos from the region. Be inspired to buy a camera and a one-way ticket!

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