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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

8 April 2016

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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

Mention the words ‘wet season’ to most people and visions of great sheets of water endlessly pouring from the sky spring to mind. Not only is that a big misconception when it comes to South East Asia’s wet season, but it deters travellers from even considering the major benefits of travelling during the off-peak time of year. Rather than avoiding the wet season that falls between June and September, you’re better off embracing the low season when the positives far outweigh the negatives...

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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

29 March 2016

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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

You'll begin your long distance bus journey in Sumatra with an optimistic attitude. It won't last. Read Clare Absolon's witty take on the five emotional stages of bus travel on the Indonesian Isle and prepare yourself for your character-building adventure!

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

5 November 2015

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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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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

14 April 2015

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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

While travelling, it’s pretty easy to fall into a downwards spiral of laziness when it comes to looking after our appearance. It get’s to the point where clean, nice clothes are a thing of the past and we only wash our hair for a special occasion! But folks - it doesn't have to be that difficult! Must we conform to that smelly, scruffy backpacker stereotype?

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

27 March 2015

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

Backpackers get a bad rep for being cheapskates… and sometimes deservedly so. But it's not all about stealing food from hostels and walking everywhere in broken flip flops in the sweltering heat just to avoid paying for a taxi… Here are some real tips that work to take chunks off your budget!

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10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

19 March 2015

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10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

An overnight bus journey can easily save you 90% of what a flight would cost, but of course a flight would take only a couple of hours, whereas you’re on that bus for the long haul There are, however, some simple steps you can take to make sure your 36 hours trapped in a bumpy steel can are as comfortable as possible, Travel Experts, Two Monkeys Travel give us some important tips...

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

25 November 2014

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

In 2013 I squished my life into a backpack, caught a one way flight to Bangkok and spent four months exploring the magical countries of South East Asia. I set off on my journey with a complete sense of freedom, with no set plans or deadlines. However, this article isn't about me reminiscing about my incredible time in South East Asia, mainly because, if I did, I'll probably end up crying in to my pillow when I get home! Instead, I wanted to talk about life after your Asia backpacking adventures.

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10 Weird Things that Happen When You Come Home After Long Term Travel…

8 November 2014

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10 Weird Things that Happen When You Come Home After Long Term Travel…

Coming back home from a long stint backpacking can be very strange indeed. At times you feel like an alien in your own country! (Cue Sting). You've forgotten so much about what 'normal' life back home is like and you've picked up many weird habits while you've been away. Are you still the same person that you once were? Here are 10 symptoms of extreme reverse culture shock...

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Did You Know? Now You Can Book Buses, Trains and Boats in South East Asia Online!

1 October 2014

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Did You Know? Now You Can Book Buses, Trains and Boats in South East Asia Online!

Sometimes, booking transport can be a hassle. There are so many different companies, so many options and so many eager salespeople urging you to buy their ticket! So how do you avoid getting scammed? Despite the fact that the guy in the travel agent is very friendly – how do you know that this is a safe, official company that you are booking with? Here's an insider tip!

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Just Another Flag for the Backpack… Or a Lasting Memory?

4 September 2014

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Just Another Flag for the Backpack… Or a Lasting Memory?

Why do you think as backpackers that we like to tick places off a list? Get stamps in our passports? Declare things completed? A trend amongst some backpackers in South East Asia is sewing flags of the countries you have visited to your backpack. Would you ever sew a flag onto your backpack?

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