Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

8 Cures for a Homesick Backpacker

8 Cures for a Homesick Backpacker

Despite backpacking offering potentially the best time of your life, we all have those days where we long for the comforts of home, and miss friends and family. Often those days can be special occasions such as birthdays or Christmas and can leave the most enthusiastic of backpackers slumping over their Tiger Beer. Don’t panic! We’ve all felt that way at some point on the road and here are some festive tips to help you through…

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

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

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Resources, Teaching English, Thailand

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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Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

Joma Bakery: A Café with a Conscience

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Food, Reviews, Volunteering

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

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

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Nightlife, Thailand

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

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

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Resources, Reviews, Travel Information, Travel Tips

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

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

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Accommodation, Reviews, Thailand

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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Can You Make a Lifetime of Long-Term Travel Work? Tips for Working Abroad…

Can You Make a Lifetime of Long-Term Travel Work? Tips for Working Abroad…

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Backpacking Life, Diving, Nina Ragusa, Teaching English, Travel Information, Travel Tips, Travel Writing

Many people believe the long term travel lifestyle is somewhat of a fairytale story that only a select few people can obtain. Our brand new South East Asia Backpacker Ambassador, Nina Ragusa is here to tell you… That this myth is just not true! From becoming a tour guide or a dive instructor to selling all your worldly goods and signing up for the Peace Corps, Nina gives us some fantastic tips on how to achieve a long-term travel lifestyle AND sheds light on the reality behind the dream…

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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’…

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Ambassador

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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