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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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The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

29 November 2014

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The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

The majority of backpackers who arrive in Hanoi spend no more than a couple of days here; they visit the war museum; check out Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and get trailed around on one of the notorious hostel bar-crawls.What is often missed, however, are the many, lesser-known day trips available to amazing locations, such as the incredible Ninh Binh Provnce which lies just two hours from Hanoi by motorbike...

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5 Off The Beaten Track Experiences To Have In Southeast Asia

28 October 2014

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5 Off The Beaten Track Experiences To Have In Southeast Asia

South East Asia is a region that's constantly changing. What was once an empty beach might be covered in hotels and resorts on your return visit, and that little village you discovered may be swarming with tourists the next time around. But don't fear! Finding a slice of paradise all to yourself in this popular part of Asia is still possible... you just have to look a little bit harder! S.E.A Backpacker Ambassadors, Nick and Dariece, from Goats on the Road share their tips...

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Road Trippin’ by Motorbike Around Kampot, Cambodia…

13 June 2014

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Road Trippin’ by Motorbike Around Kampot, Cambodia…

Set alongside the river, the rolling hills of the Cambodian countryside and Mount Bokor is Kampot, a small provincial town where not a lot happens and that’s exactly why I like it. Ambassador Ben Turland recently hopped on the back of his motorbike and explored the surrounding area of Kampot, Cambodia. Here he tells us what he discovered... so you can too!

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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

25 February 2014

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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

Living and traveling abroad can be an experience of a lifetime, and the experiences to be had can teach you much more about reality than you’d ever learn in a classroom. From traveling solo to learning to live alone, one of our Ambassadors, Eliza, shares 10 things she’s learned from spending the past two years living and teaching in Thailand.

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Pot Holes and Rice Fields: A Journey Through Cambodia’s Center

6 February 2014

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Pot Holes and Rice Fields: A Journey Through Cambodia’s Center

We travel to realize the basic power of connection, through chance encounters we are able to loose our carefully crafted identities and simply relate to each other as human beings. Photographer Dylan Goldby takes us on a journey away from Cambodia's capitol Phnom Penh, into the heart of the country, and introduces us to a part of South East Asia not typically travelled.

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar with Asia Tours – 3 Exciting Must-Do Trips!

4 November 2013

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar with Asia Tours – 3 Exciting Must-Do Trips!

Myanmar is still an off the beaten path traveler's destination, which means that sometimes creating the trip you want can be tricky. We introduce to you Asia Tours, a brand new company, run entirely by Burmese that organizes trips for backpackers wanting to explore outside the major hubs of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan!

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The Kelabit Highlands, Borneo: Where Tradition and Globalization Meet

4 October 2013

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The Kelabit Highlands, Borneo: Where Tradition and Globalization Meet

As a traveller, it’s always so easy to want things to stay as they are. In the Kelabit Highlands, you can feel the old traditions fade, as slowly and methodically as the sun sinks behind the mountain ranges, leaving the sky a vast painting of pastel pinks and reds, and turning the entire landscape into a vision so captivatingly beautiful that it barely seems real. This is a land touched by missionaries, globalization, and a growing technological influence. Karen Farini talks to local residences in order to better understand their perspectives on the cultural changes taking place.

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Stowaway on the Slowboat to China…

28 August 2013

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Stowaway on the Slowboat to China…

It’s a scarcely known fact that one can travel directly from Thailand to China without the aid of a flying mobile. How? Check out a map. See that thick blue line that separates Myanmar and Laos? For centuries boats have been using the Mekong river as major trading route between China and Thailand. And on a much smaller degree, travellers and stow-aways have been using it as a transport link. Penny Atkinson tells us her story of life as a cargo ship stowaway!

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Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia…

1 August 2013

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Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia…

We've all heard of Angkor Wat and while these stunning ruins are a must see while in Cambodia, the country has a whole lot more to offer! Check out Tonle Sap- South East Asia's largest freshwater lake, enjoy the briny culinary taste treats of Kep, or travel back in time on Battambang's bamboo train! Here we give you the TOP 10 ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO DO IN CAMBODIA.

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