Posts Tagged with "guide"

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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The Gap Year Fear! Taking the plunge into the unknown. In need of a safety net?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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Deep in your heart you know that taking a gap year is the thing you want to do most in the world – yet you can’t quite bring yourself to make the jump. What if you never do? Can you imagine if you’d never had that first driving lesson or very first date? Sometimes, all you need is a gentle push, a helping hand; support; a good safety net, something to set you on the path to an experience of a lifetime…

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A Quirky Side to Thailand… 10 Unexpected Highlights Overlooked by Backpackers

Sunday, October 28, 2012

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A Quirky Side to Thailand… 10 Unexpected Highlights Overlooked by Backpackers

A glo-paint smeared body, bucket in each hand and a night of dancing and debauchery? A perfect palm-fringed, white sandy beach, waves lapping into shore as you sip a fresh coconut juice? Or perhaps, it's the chaos of Bangkok; the colourful markets, bustling streets and glitzy shopping malls? What does Thailand mean to you? Here we present to you a different side of Thailand, a quirky side and 10 unexpected and unusual places that are often overlooked by backpackers...

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Top 10 Things to do in the Philippines

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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So how do you sum up the Philippines? Here is our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines that we reckon backpackers just can't miss!

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How To Write About S.E. Asia – Your Definitive Guide To Travel Writing!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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How To Write About S.E. Asia – Your Definitive Guide To Travel Writing!

So you're backpacking around the world, the sights, sounds and smells filling your senses, wishing you could put it into words... Follow our template to write about your trip like a pro travel writer!

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Why The 7,107 Islands of The Philippines Should Not Be Overlooked!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Why The 7,107 Islands of The Philippines Should Not Be Overlooked!

New Zealand-born Anna Cleal is the Director of a brand new, pioneering company ‘Flip Flop Tours,’ which aims to give backpackers their first taste of the Philippines! She talks about how some backpackers may be put off visiting the 7,107 islands due to fears of safety, lack of travel information or general laziness to leave the landlocked circular South East Asian trail of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia! Here she tells us about the amazing travel opportunities for backpackers in the Philippines and dispels any doubts people may have about visiting the country...

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Don’t Go Backpacking Without It: Your DIY Repair Kit

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Don’t Go Backpacking Without It: Your DIY Repair Kit

Every backpacker needs a repair kit. No matter if your inclinations take you deep into the wilderness, or onto the streets of a developing country. If you travel long or far enough something will inevitably break, wear out, or tear. When it does— you better be prepared. Brian McLaughlin, a keen traveller, writer and inventor, tells us how to prepare for every eventuality by putting together his genius Do-It-Yourself Repair Kit...

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10 Travel Scams to Avoid in South East Asia!

Friday, July 22, 2011

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10 Travel Scams to Avoid in South East Asia!

Although not everyone is trying to con you in South East Asia, there are more than a few backpackers over the years that have fallen prey to ingenious (and not so ingenious) travel scams. Perhaps it is getting ripped off for a few rupee in a taxi or perhaps an elaborate role-play which aims to empty your bank account! Read these tales of pesky tricks, double deals, hoaxes and swindles and learn the signs to look out for to make sure you’re not the next victim…

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10 Most Popular Backpacker Books in South East Asia

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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10 Most Popular Backpacker Books in South East Asia

Those who have been traveling recently may have noticed that there seems to be some kind of backpacker book club on the South East Asian trail. A quick perusal of the second hand book stores in any of the main backpacker haunts and you'll see the same copies, well-thumbed and highly priced denoting their status as big hits amongst the backpacker crowd. Some travel books, some best selling thrillers, here are the top 10 most popular books doing the rounds on the South East Asian circuit this year. Get in with the backpacker book conversations by getting a head start on your reading before you arrive! What are your favourite books to read whilst traveling?

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