Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

Where Are You Going Next? The Lowdown on the Australian Working Holiday Visa

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Backpacking Life, Nina Ragusa, Travel Information, Travel Tips

So your pockets are running dry and you’re looking for something new and fresh. Maybe you’ve been in South East Asia for quite some time or perhaps you’re looking into going to Asia soon, but you need some travel money. Well, mates, Australia is right there and needs you, yes YOU, to come over and work! The climate is good. The money is great. What are you waiting for?

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Shhhh…. Is this the Perfect Southeast Asian Paradise Island ?

Shhhh…. Is this the Perfect Southeast Asian Paradise Island ?

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Cambodia, Islands

Iconic sands like Maya Bay (Koh Phi Phi) and Freedom Beach (Phuket) in Thailand offer a beautiful setting but the experience is marred by swarms of tourists, some of whom have no respect for the natural environment. When we arrived in Southeast Asia, we heard whispers about a largely untouched desert island paradise – but how could we get there? And was the mythical island all that we hoped it would be?

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Cutting Costs on Travel Insurance in the Beginning Will Cost you in the End!

Cutting Costs on Travel Insurance in the Beginning Will Cost you in the End!

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Travel Information, Travel Tips

We know that purchasing travel insurance can be a little painful. When you’ve saved up every penny for that trip of a lifetime, who wants to take a huge chunk out of it, just “incase” something happens? So is it worth investing in? And which travel insurance do we recommend for Southeast Asia backpackers?

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Beyond the Temples of Angkor… Volunteering to Provide Free Education for Poor Children of Cambodia

Beyond the Temples of Angkor… Volunteering to Provide Free Education for Poor Children of Cambodia

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Cambodia, Volunteering

Many travellers visit Cambodia to cast eyes upon the famous Angkor Wat Temples, yet, is there a richer experience to be had in this beautiful, yet impoverished country? Read one traveller’s experience volunteering with SOID (Supporting Orphans and Indigent People of Cambodia for Development Organisation), a small NGO that provides free education to the poor children of Veal Village, Siem Reap…

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Updated Visa Guide to South East Asia!

Updated Visa Guide to South East Asia!

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Resources, Travel Information

Planning a trip to Southeast Asia and can’t get your head around the visa situation? Let us help you with a short summary of what type of visa you’ll need for each Southeast Asian country…

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The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

The Perks of Travelling in South East Asia in the Low Season (June – October)

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Backpacking Life, Events, Travel Tips

Mention the words ‘wet season’ to most people and visions of great sheets of water endlessly pouring from the sky spring to mind. Not only is that a big misconception when it comes to South East Asia’s wet season, but it deters travellers from even considering the major benefits of travelling during the off-peak time of year. Rather than avoiding the wet season that falls between June and September, you’re better off embracing the low season when the positives far outweigh the negatives…

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5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

5 Emotional Stages of Long Distance Bus Travel in Sumatra

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Backpacking Life, Transportation

You’ll begin your long distance bus journey in Sumatra with an optimistic attitude. It won’t last. Read Clare Absolon’s witty take on the five emotional stages of bus travel on the Indonesian Isle and prepare yourself for your character-building adventure!

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The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

The Burmese Backpacker Boom!

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Adventure, Diving, Myanmar

When over 50 years of conflict that made the country a no-go zone for travellers came to an end, Southeast Asia suddenly had a new and amazing country for intrepid travellers to explore! Now backpackers are hitting Myanmar’s shores in droves. So what does the country have to offer them in terms of adventure? And will the country’s under-developed infrastructure be able to handle the newfound popularity?

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5 Amazing Countryside Escapes from Hanoi, Vietnam

5 Amazing Countryside Escapes from Hanoi, Vietnam

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Adventure, Vietnam

Ex English teacher, Amy Blyth describes her life as an English teacher living in Vietnam’s hectic capital of Hanoi, and how she kept sane during the weekends. Whether you’re living in Hanoi as an expat or are a backpacker using it as a base to explore Northern Vietnam, here are some beautiful countryside Hanoi getaways where you can escape those beeping horns….

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5 Unmissable Places in Magical Cambodia

5 Unmissable Places in Magical Cambodia

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Cambodia, Travel Tips

From lush forests to golden temples, bustling streets stocked with food vendors and great wildlife vistas, Cambodia is just waiting to be explored by the adventurous backpacker. After harbouring childhood dreams to travel to Cambodia, upon arriving in the kingdom Claire Lovesti was not disappointed! Check out her list of places not to miss in the land of Kampuchea, and then embark on your own journey – it’s too good but it is true!

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