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Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

10 December 2015

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Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

Here at South East Asia Backpacker we love to tell you about the places that we think are making a positive impact to the environment and communities of South East Asia. Places where as a backpacker, you’ll be spending your money and contributing to a good cause. Here's one café that has been making a difference in South East Asia for almost 20 years...

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How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

19 November 2015

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How adding a stopover to your flight saves you money & enhances your adventure!

Recently we discovered an amazing new flight search engine which allows you to add stopovers into your flight journey to turn any direct flight into a multi-city adventure! Not only do you get to add unplanned destinations into your travel itinerary, you get to save tons of money as stopover flights are often so much cheaper! Find out more here...

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Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

12 November 2015

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Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

With the air conditioning up high, you pull the sumptuous fluffy mattress up to your chin and snuggle down for a good night’s sleep at iSanook Hostel in Bangkok. Who would have thought that backpacking could be so comfortable? As you lay your head down on the thick, fluffy pillow you smile as you start to drift off into a relaxing sleep… ‘My friends back home all think I’m roughing it! If only they knew the truth…’

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boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

29 May 2015

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boOola: The New iPhone App that’s a Travel Notice Board for the 21st Century!

With its roots dating back to the hippie trail of the 60s and 70s the, traveller notice board is still a beloved part of backpacking life. Advertisements for yoga classes, items to buy and sell, people looking for travel buddies - a hub of valuable info! Now, imagine if you could have access to all of the traveller notice boards all over the world at the same time? In our digital age of communication, one ambitious backpacker believed this was possible! Introducing the amazing new app, boOola...

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Meet the lucky guys behind eOasia: “We try and test every trip! It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!”

1 December 2014

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Meet the lucky guys behind eOasia: “We try and test every trip! It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!”

If you’re interested in taking the plunge with a dive centre or scaling cliffs with a rock climbing company, you want to make sure that you’re in good hands. How can you be sure that the safety standards are up to scratch and that you are paying the regular & best price? 34-year old French traveler, Florian set up a website called eOasia which helps backpackers to find the best adventure trips in Asia. He and his team try and test every trip! Has he got the best job in the world?

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The Mad Monkey Hostel & Social Awesomeness in Cambodia!

6 November 2014

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The Mad Monkey Hostel & Social Awesomeness in Cambodia!

It’s rare to find a hostel that has it all. Buzzing social scene, cleanliness, comfy beds, good design, friendly staff, great travel info, delicious food and awesome drinks deals. As budget conscious backpackers, we’ve learnt not to set our expectations too high! However, The Mad Monkey Hostel, Siem Reap and its sister hostels in Phnom Pehn and Kampot, Cambodia, seem to have all of these – and more! What really caught our attention, however, are the amazing social projects that the hostel's involved in, in terms of helping the local community...

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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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Backpackers, Fear on a Shoestring: Most Controversial Travel Book of the Year!?

14 August 2014

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Backpackers, Fear on a Shoestring: Most Controversial Travel Book of the Year!?

Tangled into an Asian backpacking adventure, is everything that would horrify your parents and encourage them to hide your passport and burn your backpack. Murder, lust, smuggling, drug-fuelled Full Moon Parties in Goa and psychological sex issues that make 50 Shades of Grey look like an Enid Blyton children’s book...

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Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

26 March 2014

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Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

Experienced backpackers will likely remember the olden days when the small mountainous village of Vang Vieng, Laos was overtaken by rowdy backpackers floating down the Nam Song River in rubber tubes stopping at bar after bar along the way. Things got out of hand and the world of tubing changed a bit. Now in Thailand, Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club has emerged with an entirely different idea of tubing. Think relaxation, an emphasis on the environment, and a beach in the mountains!

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50 Inspiring Travel Bloggers of 2013!

24 December 2013

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50 Inspiring Travel Bloggers of 2013!

Over the years, we've worked with some amazing travel bloggers who have sent in articles to our magazine. From insider tips about how to get off the beaten track, specialist advice about backpacking as a family or a solo female, or just inspiration for the armchair traveller - the world of travel blogging is crammed full of fantastic info - if you just know where to look! Here are 50 bloggers whose sites we reckon are worth a browse over a mince pie and mulled wine this Christmas...

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