Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

Do You Want to Learn New Skills Whilst You Travel? 10 Courses & Workshops in Asia that could Change Your Life!

Do You Want to Learn New Skills Whilst You Travel? 10 Courses & Workshops in Asia that could Change Your Life!

If you’re interested in gaining new knowledge, bagging new skills and working on your personal self development whilst you travel, there so many opportunities for you! From arts and languages, to physical wellbeing and even permaculture and natural building, there are many fantastic courses in Asia. And, they will cost you a fraction of the price of what the same course would cost back home. You can return home with an arsenal of new skills and qualifications that could move your life in a totally new direction…

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A Different Perspective: Volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia

A Different Perspective: Volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia

At first glance, Jakarta was just another bustling city, no different from any other that I have been to. And if you were just a passing visitor, that is probably what you would get. But, in my weeks here volunteering with the International Humanity Foundation (IHF), I have experienced a side of Jakarta that I would not have thought existed…

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 3

Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 3

The final part of our day-to-day diaries of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Goa! What an incredible month of emotional ups and downs, physical challenges and life transforming knowledge! Now, at the other end of the experience, we can honestly say that this is one of the best and most intense experiences that you can do as a traveller in Asia…

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10 Unmissable Places To Visit on Palawan Island, The Philippines

10 Unmissable Places To Visit on Palawan Island, The Philippines

With over 2,000 kilometres of coastline, 1,700 islands containing thousands of pristine beaches, towering limestone karsts, tropical rainforest, amazing wildlife and a chilled out burgeoning backpacker scene – Palawan is a paradisiacal adventure playground waiting to be discovered!

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 2

Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 2

Daily Diaries from Week Two of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. A difficult week blighted with injury and tiredness. No one said becoming a Yoga Teacher would be easy! Would we make it through to the end to realise our potential?

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Cambodian Cycle Adventure. On Yer Bike!

Cambodian Cycle Adventure. On Yer Bike!

Tired of temples and the lazy backpacker lifestyle in South East Asia, Laura Ricketts and her sister Fi, embarked upon a five day cycle tour of Cambodia! Here’s how they planned their adventure and how it went. Could you be inspired to plan a cycle trip of your own?

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India:  Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 1

Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 1

Have you ever thought about training to become a Yoga Teacher? In the first month of 2017, the editor of South East Asia Backpacker Magazine and her partner embark upon a one-month 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Arambol, Goa with Parimukti Yoga School. Read their honest day-to-day diary of this intense, life-changing experience!

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7 Reasons Why Tourist Hotspots Aren’t Necessarily So Bad…

7 Reasons Why Tourist Hotspots Aren’t Necessarily So Bad…

Disclaimer: Some touristy places are, without doubt, man-made hell-holes that have been commercialised beyond salvation. We’re merely suggesting that you shouldn’t write them ALL off – until you’ve experienced them yourself. Then, and only then, can you slag them off until the cows come home!

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Jobs Abroad: My Life as a Yoga Teacher in Goa, India

Jobs Abroad: My Life as a Yoga Teacher in Goa, India

24-year-old Martha, from Limerick in Ireland, has been making a living abroad since she was 20. She’s worked as a massage therapist on cruise ships that sailed all around Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, has backpacked in Thailand and India, and is currently working as a yoga teacher in Agonda, South Goa. After attending her morning ‘wake up’ classes on the beach, I decided to interview Martha on how she ended up in this beautiful part of the world…

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The Highs And Lows Of Sri Lanka…

The Highs And Lows Of Sri Lanka…

At 34, I’m older than most to be making my first trip to Asia. Where better to start for a relatively easy way in than Sri Lanka? The country has been a highly popular destination for several years now and was recommended to me by several of my friends. Here are my impressions after a month’s visit with my girlfriend, conveniently simplified into a list of “highs” and “lows”…

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