Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

12-Day Backpacker Itinerary for Myanmar

12-Day Backpacker Itinerary for Myanmar

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Myanmar, Trekking

How many days do you need to truly explore Myanmar? The intrepid traveller will tell you that it takes weeks, months, even years to truly get under the skin of a country. Yet, most of us, particularly these days, are strapped for time – and short on money! We reckon the absolute minimum time that you need to explore the highlights of Myanmar is 12 days. Here’s what you can fit in during that time!

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Into the Jungle… Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Into the Jungle… Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

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Malaysia, Trekking

Borneo is not as heavily written about as some of its other neighbouring countries, this may be due to the lack of a well trodden backpacker trail but that is definitely one of it’s charms – experiencing nature in it’s purest form…

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Oasis Capsules, Hostel Review: The Best Value for Money in Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Oasis Capsules, Hostel Review: The Best Value for Money in Siem Reap, Cambodia?

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Accommodation, Cambodia

Are capsule beds the new trendy thing for backpacker hostels? Check out the brand new accommodation, Oasis Capsules Hostel in Siem Reap, Cambodia that’s offering cool, colourful beds to backpackers from just $6 USD a night!

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Thailand Café Culture: 5 Reasons to Visit Chiang Mai if You’re a Coffee Fanatic!

Thailand Café Culture: 5 Reasons to Visit Chiang Mai if You’re a Coffee Fanatic!

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Food, Thailand

What the hell is going on in Chiang Mai, Thailand? The sheer number of coffee shops in Chiang Mai is enough to overwhelm even a seasoned coffee enthusiast like myself. I thought I’d seen everything, but this took the cake! It’s easy to see why this place is referred to as the Coffee Capital of Southeast Asia…

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An Inside View on Koh Phangan, The Full Moon Party Island

An Inside View on Koh Phangan, The Full Moon Party Island

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Backpacking Life, Interviews, Islands, Thailand

Is it still worth visiting Koh Phangan if you’re not interested in the Full Moon Party? We caught up with Israeli expat, Sharon, who runs the popular website, phanganist.com, to find out more about what the island has to offer, from yoga to Muay Thai, and learn about how the reputation of Koh Phangan has changed in recent years…

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Could You Turn Your Backpacking Adventures into a Travel Book? 10 Tips for Writing a Best Selling Travel Memoir!

Could You Turn Your Backpacking Adventures into a Travel Book? 10 Tips for Writing a Best Selling Travel Memoir!

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Travel Writing

Nikki Scott, the founder of South East Asia Backpacker, has recently written a travel memoir about her experience backpacking in South East Asia and setting up a business in Thailand. So far the book, entitled ‘Backpacker Business’ is getting 5 star reviews on Amazon and she’s currently preparing her second book all about her travels in South America! So could you write a book about your travels? Do you think you have what it takes to become a best selling travel writer?

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Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

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Backpacking Life, Nina Ragusa, Travel Information, Travel Tips

So your pockets are running dry and you’re looking for something new and fresh. Maybe you’ve been in South East Asia for quite some time or perhaps you’re looking into going to Asia soon, but you need some travel money. Well, mates, Australia is right there and needs you, yes YOU, to come over and work! The climate is good. The money is great. What are you waiting for?

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Shhhh…. Is this the Perfect Southeast Asian Paradise Island ?

Shhhh…. Is this the Perfect Southeast Asian Paradise Island ?

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Cambodia, Islands

Iconic sands like Maya Bay (Koh Phi Phi) and Freedom Beach (Phuket) in Thailand offer a beautiful setting but the experience is marred by swarms of tourists, some of whom have no respect for the natural environment. When we arrived in Southeast Asia, we heard whispers about a largely untouched desert island paradise – but how could we get there? And was the mythical island all that we hoped it would be?

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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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