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Climbing to the Active Summit of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

30 September 2016

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Climbing to the Active Summit of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

Mount Batur is at the center of two concentric calderas, or volcanic depressions, in Batur village in the Kintamani district of Bali. I have read that travellers sign up for a hike to this volcano to witness the most picturesque sunrise from its collapsed top. I wanted to see that sunrise for myself...

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Chasing Blue Flames in Java, Indonesia: Kawah Ijen Volcano

8 September 2016

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Chasing Blue Flames in Java, Indonesia: Kawah Ijen Volcano

Travel writer Nina Ragusa takes a trip to Kawah Ijen Volcano to find the mysterious blue flame amidst a sulphur stinking crater. Find out about her journey and some tips for your own visit!

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Plastic Free Philippines: A 2000km Bicycle Tour With a Cause!

28 August 2016

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Plastic Free Philippines: A 2000km Bicycle Tour With a Cause!

Anna Dawson is no stranger to the Philippines coastline having lived and worked in the country since 2008, however her next challenge will be one of her biggest yet. From September until December she will be cycling 2000km along the coasts of the Visayas and Luzon advocating for a reduction in ocean plastic, cleaning up beaches and talking to school groups...

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The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

18 February 2016

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The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

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

17 February 2016

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5 Amazing Countryside Escapes from Hanoi, 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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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Travel to Southeast Asia!

23 January 2016

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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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8 Cures for a Homesick Backpacker

25 December 2015

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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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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

25 July 2015

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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

Recently, we heard rumours that the governments of Thailand and Cambodia may be offering a joint visa for travellers who wish to explore both South East Asian countries in one trip. The announcement was made in the Phnom Penh Post last month and is being called the “Two Kingdoms, One Destination.” tourism pact...

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Fancy Yourself a Travel Journalist? We’re Looking for Backpackers to Review Three Trips From Klook Travel!

15 July 2015

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Fancy Yourself a Travel Journalist? We’re Looking for Backpackers to Review Three Trips From Klook Travel!

Are you traveling in South East Asia right now and fancy your hand at a spot of travel writing? We're looking for backpackers to review trips from online travel company, Klook Travel. From an authentic cooking class in Cambodia, to a unique temple experience in Thailand and a white water rafting adventure in Bali - which trip could you review for us?

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Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

25 June 2015

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Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

From the steep rice terraces of Sapa to the limestone karsts of Halong Bay and the rolling sand dunes of Mui Ne to the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has some of the most diverse landscapes in South East Asia. You can be trekking in the mountains one day and sunbathing on a sandy beach the next, then whizzing around on a motorbike through the hectic streets of a buzzing city the following day! If you're planning a trip here you're in for a treat...

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