Posts Tagged with "cambodia"

10 Great Places to Eat for a Cause in South East Asia!

Monday, September 2, 2013

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10 Great Places to Eat for a Cause in South East Asia!

Helping students learn English. Helping families gain financial independence. HIV and contraception awareness. Promoting the use of local organic vegetables. You've gotta eat, so why not make sure that your money is going back into the pockets of the local community. We've found 10 fabulous restaurants to try in South East Asia that support more than just your stomach!

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Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia…

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia…

We've all heard of Angkor Wat and while these stunning ruins are a must see while in Cambodia, the country has a whole lot more to offer! Check out Tonle Sap- South East Asia's largest freshwater lake, enjoy the briny culinary taste treats of Kep, or travel back in time on Battambang's bamboo train! Here we give you the TOP 10 ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO DO IN CAMBODIA.

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Have You Got a Bus Pass? The Ticket to Stray Off the Beaten Path in SE Asia…

Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Have You Got a Bus Pass? The Ticket to Stray Off the Beaten Path in SE Asia…

Let’s face it: most travellers love the idea of getting ‘off-the-beaten path,’ but few talk about how challenging it can be to get there! Picture a small village somewhere, largely untouched by tourism, where you have a chance to see life and traditional culture up-close-and-personal. But how do you get there? What if there are no buses, trains… or even roads? Could you find it on your own? Traveller and writer, Jennifer Smith, checks out how to get off the beaten track with Stray Travel Asia and shares her story with us...

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7 Unusual Delicacies in South East Asia!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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7 Unusual Delicacies in South East Asia!

It’s a test of manhood, there’s no going back now… Surrounded by your newly made travel buddies, you stare nervously at the morsel now on the plate in front of you. You just can’t wimp out now – or can you? Surely a buffalo’s anus is nutritious and delicious right? Err… As a backpacker in South East Asia, you're sure to come face to face with a bizarre and unusual dish or two. Here's our pick of South East Asia's strangest delicacies. Would you dare to tantalize your taste buds with the following exotic delicacies?

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Off the Backpacker Trail in Cambodia: Bokor Hill Station Ghost Town

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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When visiting Cambodia there is a well-trodden path of historical sites: lines of tourists tentatively explore the barren corridors of Tuol Sleng Torture Museum and amble timidly around the Killing Fields, groups jostle for the best view of Angkor Wat’s imposing silhouette as it is illuminated by sunrise and queue for photographs alongside the weathered stones of Ta Phrom. If you're looking for a route less worn by the burgeoning tourism industry, for a site refreshingly free from tour operators and entrance fees, look no further than the eerie ghost town of Bokor Hill Station. Backpacker, Lottie Butler, explores...

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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: Travel and a Simple Twist of Fate

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Notes From the Editor: Travel and a Simple Twist of Fate

Unencumbered by routine and responsibility, backpackers are free to make impulsive decisions that have the potential to change the next few days, weeks, even years of their lives. Have you ever wondered how differently your backpacking trip may have turned out if certain, seemingly insignificant events had gone differently? Retracing the steps of your journey it is possible to pinpoint those tiny instances that with hindsight literally changed everything, the course of your journey and even your life...

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10 Ways to Prepare For Life as a Backpacker

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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10 Ways to Prepare For Life as a Backpacker

Ants in your rice, squat toilets and "Hello Motorbike?!" Traveller Jessica Bryn Thomas offers some important tips about how to adapt to life as a backpacker in South East Asia. If you are wondering how to prepare for your travels, read Jessica's 10 quirky suggestions. Forget the guide book and mosquito net - have a cold shower, google 'how to use the bum gun' and buy a rooster NOW!

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Backpacker Visa Guide to Southeast Asia

Thursday, November 25, 2010

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Backpacker Visa Guide to Southeast Asia

As a backpacker in South East Asia crossing borders becomes a regular undertaking. Each country has a different rule of entry and some countries will require you to apply for a visa before you travel. As visa requirements often change, for travellers it can be difficult to plan things like budget and duration of travel. Here, we've done our best to compile the latest visa information in South East Asia to make it easier to plan your trip!

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The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Breathtaking and awe-inspiring, Angkor Wat will astound even the most unlikely of backpackers. Beer guzzlers are turned into Culture Vulture’s overnight as Chang Vests are replaced with ones that say ‘Angkor Wat is f**ing amazing!’ Hailed as one of the most magnificent examples of architecture ever created, it’s a site not to be missed for all travellers in South East Asia.

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