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33 Signs You’ve Been Staying in a Hostel Dormitory Too Long…

15 August 2015

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33 Signs You’ve Been Staying in a Hostel Dormitory Too Long…

Have you ever found yourself feeling completely at home in a backpacker dormitory? With a rooftop bar, in-house laundry, cheap beer, a (relatively) comfy bed and a host of fun new travel buddies arriving every day with new stories - why would you ever want to leave?

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On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

11 April 2015

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On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

Have you ever wanted to cycle a continent rather than travel by bus or train? What could be better than the freedom of your own two wheels (and legs) with only the elements (and the occasional crazy motorbike) to contend with. With diverse and spectacular scenery, South East Asia is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. Avid cyclist and blogger, Tom Owen, give us his lowdown on what the riding in each country is like...

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7 Alternative things to do in Kuala Lumpur

2 February 2015

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7 Alternative things to do in Kuala Lumpur

There is pretty much always something happening in KL, to suit everyones tastes. Take this short guide as an introduction to the city and its many delights, that you won’t read in any guidebook. If you’re in Kuala Lumpur for more than a couple of days and are looking for an alternative to the major attractions then be sure to check some of these out...

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Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

16 January 2015

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Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

Thinking of backpacking around South East Asia but the small details are getting you down? Never fear! Experienced backpacker, Mark, from the travel blog, MyFunkyTravel is here to give you all the grizzly details that you'll need to plan the perfect trip! From what jabs to get, to how much money you'll spend and if travel insurance is worth it, this is an essential read...

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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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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

17 October 2014

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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

My mum always told me from a young age: "Treat people the way you want to be treated". This quote is very true. So why do people tend to forget this when they travel? Backpacker Ambassador Alesha Bradford highlights some of the do's, don'ts and 'absolute don'ts!' of backpacking in South East Asia...

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5 Tips on Breaking into Travel Writing!

10 October 2014

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5 Tips on Breaking into Travel Writing!

Travel writing is a tough game to break into. With newspapers and magazines crumbling the world over due to the changing nature of journalism, it’s harder than ever to get traditional writing jobs. But it’s not impossible! Here are some tips from Kaila Krayewski from the Tropical Writers Workshop in Koh Phangan, that can help you land the travel gig of your dreams...

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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

17 July 2014

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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

A backpacker tells all about Hanoi Backpacker's newest trip throughout Vietnam, traversing from Hanoi all the way to Hoi An. Along the way he experiences incredible national parks, such as Cuc Phuong and Phong Na, the world’s biggest cave, exquisite hidden beaches, the history of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, waterfalls, and historic tunnels from the Vietnam-American War.

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Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

23 June 2014

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Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

Love, love, love! Or, more to the point for us generally unencumbered nomads…Love On The Road. And let’s cut to the chase here, shall we? – it’s a tad different to the traditional ‘holiday romance’ (yeah - remember those?!) Writer Karen Farini muses over the complexity of love on the road, it's unique intricacies, and where that leaves us ready to connect backpackers!

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Book Amazing Adventures With Us! Introducing Our Brand New Website ‘Backpacker Bookings’

18 March 2014

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Book Amazing Adventures With Us! Introducing Our Brand New Website ‘Backpacker Bookings’

We’ve been building South East Asia Backpacker Magazine for five years now, and over that time, we’ve discovered some amazing adventure companies that we feel fit with the backpacker vibe perfectly! Forget set lunches and boring organised tours, these trips are unique, cram-packed with activities and most of all - great value for money! For solo travellers, these trips are also a sure-fire way to meet lots of like-minded people! All the amazing trips that you read about in the magazine and website... You can now book!

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