Posts Tagged with "backpacker"

Top 15 South East Asian Signs!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Top 15 South East Asian Signs!

Classic South East Asian signs can leave a lot to the imagination when some of the message is lost in translation! We've compiled a Top 15 to make you smile, chuckle, tut, shake your head, fear, pity, worry and most of all - laugh!

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South East Asian Super Fruits – Eating For Great Health S.E.A Backpacker Style!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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South East Asian Super Fruits – Eating For Great Health S.E.A Backpacker Style!

South East Asia's 'Super' fruits cure and prevent all sorts of ailments and diseases, and even contain bonus aphrodisiac properties! The exotic fruits that grow in this tropical climate can do you nothing but good. Here's the lowdown on what fruit does what for your body...

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S.E.A Faces & Places: Interview with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kimmana

Friday, August 17, 2012

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S.E.A Faces & Places: Interview with Ayurvedic Practitioner, Kimmana

As conversations between backpackers begin to include Ayurvedic buzzwords such as "dosha", "five elements" and - heaven forbid - "fasting", we catch up with an Ayurvedic practitioner, to unscramble the mystery of this ancient Eastern tradition of medicine...

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Stitched up in Hoi An! Welcome to Vietnam’s Fashion Capital…

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Stitched up in Hoi An! Welcome to Vietnam’s Fashion Capital…

London, Paris, New York, Milan... Hoi An! There's quaint little town on the central coast of Vietnam, home to a unique and extremely addictive shopping experience... Here you can have any item of clothing or footwear tailor made for a tiny fraction of what you’d pay in the West – is it even possible to resist at least a couple of small purchases (even if it means lugging them around the whole of South East Asia in your already overstuffed backpack)? S.E.A Backpacker Magazine Editor, Nikki Scott was up for the challenge!

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S.E.A Backpacker Top 20 Inspirational Travel Quotes

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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S.E.A Backpacker Top 20 Inspirational Travel Quotes

Do you still need a gentle nudge to take the backpacking leap? Just for you we’ve compiled twenty of the very best inspirational travel quotes of all time in the hope that one of them will resonate enough with you to kick-start the journey of your dreams…

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7 Unnecessary Worries that Stop You Going Backpacking & 1 Real Worry (We know cos we’ve had them all!)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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7 Unnecessary Worries that Stop You Going Backpacking & 1 Real Worry (We know cos we’ve had them all!)

Secretly envying other people’s adventures? Living vicariously through travel blogs and Facebook updates of friends who have taken that big step and embarked upon a backpacking trip? What’s stopping you? We share the most common pre-travelling fears and explain why you need to get over them… and fast!

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Event of the Month: Rhythm & Sands Festival, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Event of the Month: Rhythm & Sands Festival, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Those awesome people who brought us Rhythm & Vines and Rhythm & Alps of New Zealand, now in their 10th year of mega success, have extended their arms into Thailand bringing with them the international dance scene and some of the planet's biggest acts! Set in a secluded yet accessible beach venue amidst the palms of Baan Tai, three days before the full moon party, Rhythm & Sands brings you the next level of the Thai Beach Party Experience…

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A Day in the Life of a Dive Instructor, Koh Tao v A Day in the Life of a Western Office Worker

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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A Day in the Life of a Dive Instructor, Koh Tao v A Day in the Life of a Western Office Worker

Waking up to bright blue skies, turquoise waters and a day of teaching wide-eyed backpackers to discover a whole new world... is this the job of dreams? So what is it really like getting paid to live in paradise? Here, we compare a regular day in the life of a Western office worker alongside a regular day in the life of Ludo, a dive instructor at Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand...

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Responsible Volunteering in South East Asia: 15 Points to Consider

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Responsible Volunteering in South East Asia: 15 Points to Consider

There are many opportunities for volunteering in South East Asia, from teaching English to conservation. Check out our points to consider before committing yourself to ensure the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.

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Notes from the Editor: Going Against the Grain and Forging Your Own Path

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Notes from the Editor: Going Against the Grain and Forging Your Own Path

Many people in the West tend to follow a similar route - we leave school, go to university and get a job - success is measured in assets and achievements. It can be scary and daunting to imagine a life that strays from this structured ladder. Backpacking is a time to break away from the regimented order of Western society and get a taste of a different way of life - adventure, excitement, spontaneity. Once sampled it may be hard to go back to 'normal life'...

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