Posts Tagged with "indonesia"

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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Sumatra, Indonesia: The Forgotten Island

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Sumatra, Indonesia: The Forgotten Island

It’s a land that is often overlooked by backpackers on the well trodden South East Asian trail, yet Sumatra, the largest of Indonesia's 17,000 islands is an absolute gem. Located just hours away from the tourist laden shores of Thailand and Malaysia, it's people must be wondering what the other countries in Southeast Asia have that it doesn't. Amazing scenery, volcanoes, surf beaches, rainforests, enormous lakes, friendly locals and dirt cheap accommodation. What more could a backpacker ask for?

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