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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

3 February 2016

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

As backpackers, we know that a good hostel can be so much more than a place to rest your weary head. It’s a place where you can make a home from home. Recently, we reviewed the brand new Brick House Hostel in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand who seem to have got everything right when it comes to creating the perfect hostel. Check out our list of 10 things that makes a hostel great!

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A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

12 January 2016

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A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

Every year, the beautiful northern capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai, plays host to a unique event called The Fruit Winter. A festival that's the brainchild of US life coach and therapist, Conor McMillen, that inspires people to eat raw fruit and vegetables and practise healthy living. Traveller, Martin Higgins explains his own experience and why his body and mind thank him for keeping up his annual habit of wintering in Chiang Mai...

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Awesome Opportunity for Anyone Wanting to Teach in Thailand 2016: Only $600 USD Training & Guaranteed Job

15 December 2015

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Awesome Opportunity for Anyone Wanting to Teach in Thailand 2016: Only $600 USD Training & Guaranteed Job

We’ve got some exciting news for those who dream of living and teaching in Thailand. A major recruiter of TEFL teachers, MediaKids Academy, have contacted us to let us know that they are hiring 50 teachers for the May 2016 school term and they are willing to pay a huge chunk of your 120-hour TEFL course! So what's the catch?

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Your Backpacker Guide to Making Friends and Going Out with Thai People

8 December 2015

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Your Backpacker Guide to Making Friends and Going Out with Thai People

Thais are social people - very social. And you should not miss a chance to spend a night out with a group of newfound Thai friends. It will be fun, educating, and probably a lot more memorable than heading to another Irish pub with fellow international backpackers. But what to wear, what to order to drink and who pays the bill? Here's our advice...

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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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Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

4 September 2015

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Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

Whether you’re a complete first timer or an experienced yogi you'll be sure to find a class and community in Thailand that fits your speed and style. Plus Thailand just seems to attract seekers of all kinds. The relaxed attitude, warm weather, incredible yoga spaces and world-class teachers make the country a great place to focus on your practice and finally nail that headstand...

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Make Your Own Silver Jewellery at a Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand

31 August 2015

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Make Your Own Silver Jewellery at a Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Forget about tacky souvenirs – beautifully jewellery crafted by your very own hands is a magnificent keepsake of your travels. Nobody else in the world will have a piece the same as yours, and when people ask about that unique pendant they’ve never seen before, you can proudly say that you made it yourself in tropical Chiang Mai!

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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

25 July 2015

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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

Recently, we heard rumours that the governments of Thailand and Cambodia may be offering a joint visa for travellers who wish to explore both South East Asian countries in one trip. The announcement was made in the Phnom Penh Post last month and is being called the “Two Kingdoms, One Destination.” tourism pact...

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The Hostel Revolution: Luxury Hostels of South East Asia…

15 December 2014

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The Hostel Revolution: Luxury Hostels of South East Asia…

Hostels in South East Asia have come a long way in the past 10 years. Backpacking through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia – you’d generally expect to stay in some pretty dodgy places along the way. Nowadays however, it’s a very different story. A wave of luxury hostels is washing over the popular region and turning the world of backpacking around. You no longer have to compromise on adventure and comfort – lucky budget travelers can now have both!

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

27 June 2014

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

There’s the old cliché that backpackers travel to ‘find themselves’. In South East Asia, particularly Thailand, many travelers like to experiment with yoga and meditation in an attempt to still their mind and discover what it is that they really want out of life. We meet local Thai native, Bhud, owner of the Xhale Yoga School, located in the beautiful Pai Valley to find out more about daily life on a meditation retreat...

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