Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Week 2

Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Week 2

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India, Spirituality, Yoga & Meditation

Daily Diaries from Week Two of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. A difficult week blighted with injury and tiredness. No one said becoming a Yoga Teacher would be easy! Would we make it through to the end to realise our potential?

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India:  Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Week 1

Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Week 1

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India, Yoga & Meditation

Have you ever thought about training to become a Yoga Teacher? In the first month of 2017, the editor of South East Asia Backpacker Magazine and her partner embark upon a one-month 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Arambol, Goa with Parimukti Yoga School. Read their honest day-to-day diary of this intense, life-changing experience!

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7 Reasons Why Tourist Hotspots Aren’t Necessarily So Bad…

7 Reasons Why Tourist Hotspots Aren’t Necessarily So Bad…

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Editorial, Travel Information, Travel Tips

Disclaimer: Some touristy places are, without doubt, man-made hell-holes that have been commercialised beyond salvation. We’re merely suggesting that you shouldn’t write them ALL off – until you’ve experienced them yourself. Then, and only then, can you slag them off until the cows come home!

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Jobs Abroad: My Life as a Yoga Teacher in Goa, India

Jobs Abroad: My Life as a Yoga Teacher in Goa, India

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India, Interviews, Jobs Abroad, Spirituality, Yoga & Meditation

24-year-old Martha, from Limerick in Ireland, has been making a living abroad since she was 20. She’s worked as a massage therapist on cruise ships that sailed all around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, has backpacked in Thailand and India, and is currently working as a yoga teacher in Agonda, South Goa. After attending her morning ‘wake up’ classes on the beach, I decided to interview Martha on how she ended up in this beautiful part of the world…

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Cambodian Cycle Adventure. On Yer Bike!

Cambodian Cycle Adventure. On Yer Bike!

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Adventure, Cambodia, Transportation

Tired of temples and the lazy backpacker lifestyle in South East Asia, Laura Ricketts and her sister Fi, embarked upon a five day cycle tour of Cambodia! Here’s how they planned their adventure and how it went. Could you be inspired to plan a cycle trip of your own?

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10 Unmissable Places in Palawan, the Philippines

10 Unmissable Places in Palawan, the Philippines

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Diving, The Philippines, Travel Tips

With over 2,000 kilometres of coastline, 1,700 islands containing thousands of pristine beaches, towering limestone karsts, tropical rainforest, amazing wildlife and a chilled out burgeoning backpacker scene – Palawan is a paradisiacal adventure playground waiting to be discovered!

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The Highs And Lows Of Sri Lanka…

The Highs And Lows Of Sri Lanka…

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Sri Lanka, Travel Tips

At 34, I’m older than most to be making my first trip to Asia. Where better to start for a relatively easy way in than Sri Lanka? The country has been a highly popular destination for several years now and was recommended to me by several of my friends. Here are my impressions after a month’s visit with my girlfriend, conveniently simplified into a list of “highs” and “lows”…

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5 Must See Waterfalls in Thailand!

5 Must See Waterfalls in Thailand!

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Thailand, Trekking

Exploring waterfalls is one of the best ways to get in touch with nature in Thailand. Trekking up through the dense jungle along a small winding dirt track, in 90 percent humidity and the 35 degree tropical heat. Top it all off by jumping into a deep pool of cloudy blue water coloured by dissolved limestone, swim amongst the nibbling fish and lay back listening to the jungle sounds all around. Heaven!

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Been there, Don Det.

Been there, Don Det.

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Islands, Laos

When the mighty Mekong River flooded its banks, it created an archipelago known as Si Phan Don. It is translated as 4,000 Islands and, although the river swallows most of these islands in flood season, some remain above water level, boasting riverside bungalows, guesthouses and a refreshing tranquility away from the chaotic backpacker trail of Southeast Asia…

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4 Awesome Countryside Camping Options Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

4 Awesome Countryside Camping Options Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Accommodation, Off The Beaten Track, Thailand

Are you headed to Chiang Mai in search of adventure? If you want to swim in a river, hike in a forest and spot Thai wildlife, check out these off-the-beaten-track National Parks that few tourists visit. You’ll have to drive yourself or hire a private driver to get to these destinations, as they’re so rarely on visitors’ itineraries, but the journey to get there is worth it we promise!

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