Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

8 Ideas to Make Your Budget Stretch Longer in Southeast Asia

8 Ideas to Make Your Budget Stretch Longer in Southeast Asia

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Travel Tips, Volunteering

For many newbie backpackers, SE Asia is the perfect first-time destination. With steaming jungles and glistening temples, raging rivers and cavernous mountains; this part of the world truly does have something for everybody. With beer from 25 cents, meals for a dollar and accommodation for just a few bucks, if you know what your doing you could travel for years on just a few thousand dollars! Will Hatton from The Broke Backpacker, lays down his rules for travelling around South East Asia on a budget of just $100 a week…

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Meet Our New Ambassadors! The Nomadic Duo from ‘Adventure in You’…

Meet Our New Ambassadors! The Nomadic Duo from ‘Adventure in You’…

Anna and Tom met whilst on the road and continued to travel together and create their online travel business which after just six months is now helping to support their amazing lifestyles. Over a stilted Skype conversation, with Anna and Tom sat in a hostel on the island of Tuk Tuk on Lake Toba, Sumatra, I found out more about the pair and why they are perfect for the role of South East Asia Backpacker Ambassadors!

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Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

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Thailand, Yoga & Meditation

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

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

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Amy Burbridge, Art, 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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33 Signs You’ve Been Staying in a Hostel Dormitory Too Long…

33 Signs You’ve Been Staying in a Hostel Dormitory Too Long…

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Accommodation, Featured

Have you ever found yourself feeling completely at home in a backpacker dormitory? With a rooftop bar, in-house laundry, cheap beer, a (relatively) comfy bed and a host of fun new travel buddies arriving every day with new stories – why would you ever want to leave?

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

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

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Adventure, Cambodia, Thailand

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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Fancy Yourself a Travel Journalist? We’re Looking for Backpackers to Review Three Trips From Klook Travel!

Fancy Yourself a Travel Journalist? We’re Looking for Backpackers to Review Three Trips From Klook Travel!

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Adventure, Competition, Travel Writing

Are you traveling in South East Asia right now and fancy your hand at a spot of travel writing? We’re looking for backpackers to review trips from online travel company, Klook Travel. From an authentic cooking class in Cambodia, to a unique temple experience in Thailand and a white water rafting adventure in Bali – which trip could you review for us?

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Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

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Adventure, Vietnam

From the steep rice terraces of Sapa to the limestone karsts of Halong Bay and the rolling sand dunes of Mui Ne to the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has some of the most diverse landscapes in South East Asia. You can be trekking in the mountains one day and sunbathing on a sandy beach the next, then whizzing around on a motorbike through the hectic streets of a buzzing city the following day! If you’re planning a trip here you’re in for a treat…

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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

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Travel Information, Travel Tips

There are so many amazing places to travel to in South East Asia, but where to start? Do you want to lay eyes on a perfect beach? Get lost in ancient culture and civilizations? Or get off the beaten track deep in the heart of the rainforest? Let us give you a few places that we think you shouldn’t miss!

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

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

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Resources, Reviews, Travel Tips

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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