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S.E.A Faces & Places: Interview with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kimmana

17 August 2012

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S.E.A Faces & Places: Interview with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kimmana

As conversations between backpackers begin to include Ayurvedic buzzwords such as "dosha", "five elements" and - heaven forbid - "fasting", we catch up with an Ayurvedic practitioner, to unscramble the mystery of this ancient Eastern tradition of medicine...

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Backpacker Video of the Month: The Healers of Siquijor, The Philippines

31 July 2012

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Backpacker Video of the Month: The Healers of Siquijor, The Philippines

Siquijor Island in the Philippines is renowned for its black magic sorcerers and white magic healers. Here, backpackers Captain & Clark meet one of the most famous witches of them all...

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Photo of the Month: Forgiven or Forgotten?

8 June 2012

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Photo of the Month: Forgiven or Forgotten?

Our Photo of the Month for June appears insignificant at first glance - a middle-aged man in a bright shirt, posing for a picture in front of a pretty backdrop; what's so special about that? - but, what it represents could mean so much more...

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Notes From the Editor: Travel and a Simple Twist of Fate

30 May 2012

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Notes From the Editor: Travel and a Simple Twist of Fate

Unencumbered by routine and responsibility, backpackers are free to make impulsive decisions that have the potential to change the next few days, weeks, even years of their lives. Have you ever wondered how differently your backpacking trip may have turned out if certain, seemingly insignificant events had gone differently? Retracing the steps of your journey it is possible to pinpoint those tiny instances that with hindsight literally changed everything, the course of your journey and even your life...

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