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

25 May 2016

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

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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10 Essential Tips For Public Transport in South East Asia!

7 May 2015

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10 Essential Tips For Public Transport in South East Asia!

Chicken buses, tuk tuks, songthaews… Whether you’re on the so-called "VIP’ nightbus in Thailand, the public jeepney in Manila, or just learning to handle a scooter, being in transit in South East Asia provides just as many stories as the destinations themselves. Will you ever get there? Here are 10 essential tips on how to cope with the weird and wonderful transport options of South East Asia...

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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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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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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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Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

29 May 2014

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Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

With golden temples, sweltering jungles, white sand beaches and diverse cultures, it is little wonder that Southeast Asia draws travellers in droves. However, as with travel in any developing country, it's particularly important to stay responsible whilst there. Riding an elephant? Buying that snake whiskey souvenir? In Southeast Asia, concerns on responsibility can pop up in the most surprising places. To make sure that you have an enjoyable trip without the a moral hangover, here are some tips.

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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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Stuff Backpackers Like. 101 Things…

11 March 2014

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Stuff Backpackers Like. 101 Things…

Aaahh.... Backpackersland - where beer is cheap, massage courses are mandatory, coffee is Fair Trade, happy hour lasts all year, yoga is free, beds are abolished in favour of hammocks and no one ever wears shoes. We decided to put together a list of 101 things backpackers like... Can you recognize yourself amidst the list? Can you add any more stuff backpackers like?

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Will the Real Koh Phangan Please Stand Up! Beyond The Full Moon Party

16 December 2013

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Will the Real Koh Phangan Please Stand Up! Beyond The Full Moon Party

Home to the notorious monthly Full Moon Party, it's no shock that Koh Phangan has somewhat of a dodgy reputation. The truth however, is that this island is special and offers far more than it is given credit for. It’s creative, eclectic, underground, spiritual, artistic; it’s got a great, free-flowing vibe; a tight community that integrates both expats, locals, and travellers who keep coming back. We introduce you to the often overlooked dynamism of Koh Phangan.

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Do No Thing: The Art of Laziness in S.E.A

8 October 2013

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Do No Thing: The Art of Laziness in S.E.A

Every day of our lives we are confronted with the verb “do”: do laundry, to-do lists, even “doing” Asia. But the best, yet most frowned upon, ‘do’ adverb is ‘nothing’. This may sound lazy and boring, but to those who learn to let go of conventional expectations, they will find utter relaxation and peacefulness. Have you learned to let go, relax and simply enjoy the art of doing nothing in S.E.A?

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