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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)

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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A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

Every year, the beautiful northern capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai, plays host to a unique event called The Fruit Winter. A festival that’s the brainchild of US life coach and therapist, Conor McMillen, that inspires people to eat raw fruit and vegetables and practise healthy living. Traveller, Martin Higgins explains his own experience and why his body and mind thank him for keeping up his annual habit of wintering in Chiang Mai…

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8 Cures for a Homesick Backpacker

8 Cures for a Homesick Backpacker

Despite backpacking offering potentially the best time of your life, we all have those days where we long for the comforts of home, and miss friends and family. Often those days can be special occasions such as birthdays or Christmas and can leave the most enthusiastic of backpackers slumping over their Tiger Beer. Don’t panic! We’ve all felt that way at some point on the road and here are some festive tips to help you through…

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Awesome Opportunity for Anyone Wanting to Teach in Thailand 2016: Only $600 USD Training & Guaranteed Job

Awesome Opportunity for Anyone Wanting to Teach in Thailand 2016: Only $600 USD Training & Guaranteed Job

We’ve got some exciting news for those who dream of living and teaching in Thailand. A major recruiter of TEFL teachers, MediaKids Academy, have contacted us to let us know that they are hiring 50 teachers for the May 2016 school term and they are willing to pay a huge chunk of your 120-hour TEFL course! So what’s the catch?

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Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

Here at South East Asia Backpacker we love to tell you about the places that we think are making a positive impact to the environment and communities of South East Asia. Places where as a backpacker, you’ll be spending your money and contributing to a good cause. Here’s one café that has been making a difference in South East Asia for almost 20 years…

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Your Backpacker Guide to Making Friends and Going Out with Thai People

Your Backpacker Guide to Making Friends and Going Out with Thai People

Thais are social people – very social. And you should not miss a chance to spend a night out with a group of newfound Thai friends. It will be fun, educating, and probably a lot more memorable than heading to another Irish pub with fellow international backpackers. But what to wear, what to order to drink and who pays the bill? Here’s our advice…

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How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

Recently we discovered an amazing new flight search engine which allows you to add stopovers into your flight journey to turn any direct flight into a multi-city adventure! Not only do you get to add unplanned destinations into your travel itinerary, you get to save tons of money as stopover flights are often so much cheaper! Find out more here…

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Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

With the air conditioning up high, you pull the sumptuous fluffy mattress up to your chin and snuggle down for a good night’s sleep at iSanook Hostel in Bangkok. Who would have thought that backpacking could be so comfortable? As you lay your head down on the thick, fluffy pillow you smile as you start to drift off into a relaxing sleep… ‘My friends back home all think I’m roughing it! If only they knew the truth…’

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Can You Make a Lifetime of Long-Term Travel Work? Tips for Working Abroad…

Can You Make a Lifetime of Long-Term Travel Work? Tips for Working Abroad…

Many people believe the long term travel lifestyle is somewhat of a fairytale story that only a select few people can obtain. Our brand new South East Asia Backpacker Ambassador, Nina Ragusa is here to tell you… That this myth is just not true! From becoming a tour guide or a dive instructor to selling all your worldly goods and signing up for the Peace Corps, Nina gives us some fantastic tips on how to achieve a long-term travel lifestyle AND sheds light on the reality behind the dream…

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