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Why Did I Ever Come Home? Battling with Reverse Culture Shock!

Why Did I Ever Come Home? Battling with Reverse Culture Shock!

Initially, I assumed I was just being melodramatic. It took a long chat with a fellow traveller until I understood. I wasn’t just a bit moody; I was suffering from Reverse Culture Shock. What exactly is Reverse Culture Shock I hear you ask?

You Know You’re a Backpacker When…

You Know You’re a Backpacker When…

Call yourself a backpacker? With scruffy hair, dozens of bracelets tied around your wrist and mismatched flip flops, you certainly look the part. But have you truly entered into the South East Asian backpacker spirit yet? Do any of the following sound familiar? If you nod in agreement to any of these statements then you are well on your way to earning your backpacker stripes…

Begadang Backpackers: Gili Air, Indonesia – From $19 USD / Bed

Begadang Backpackers: Gili Air, Indonesia – From $19 USD / Bed

Begadang Backpackers is a big hostel located in Gili Air, Indonesia… Although the hostel can host up to 80 people at one time, its luscious lawns and spacious surroundings ensure that it never feels over crowded – but if you’re looking to make friends then it’s the perfect place to stay. There’s always a buzzing atmosphere with people milling about and within minutes you’ll be chatting to new friends about your adventures and future travel plans…

10 Must-Try Foods in Myanmar

10 Must-Try Foods in Myanmar

Myanmar is not often thought of as the culinary capital of South East Asia. Yet, visitors to this fascinating country, formerly known as Burma, will not only discover authentic culture and picture perfect landscapes, but delicious food too! Backpackers will fall in love with the country and the generous and kind people who cook up some of the most amazing dishes that you have ever tasted…

Backpacker Visa Guide to Southeast Asia

Backpacker Visa Guide to Southeast Asia

As a backpacker in South East Asia crossing borders becomes a regular undertaking. Each country has a different rule of entry and some countries will require you to apply for a visa before you travel. As visa requirements often change, for travellers it can be difficult to plan things like budget and duration of travel. Here, we’ve done our best to compile the latest visa information in South East Asia to make it easier to plan your trip!

10 Tips for Hiring a Motorbike in Thailand

10 Tips for Hiring a Motorbike in Thailand

Regarded by many travellers as the most dangerous vehicle on the road, motorbikes, if treated with respect, can also be the most fun! (Don’t tell your mum we said that) There is nothing better than riding in the beautiful countryside, with the wind on your face and the sun shining, free to go wherever the road takes you… It is without doubt one of the best ways to get off the beaten track and away from other tourists as fast as possible! Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your experience and most of all stay safe and in one piece…