Posts Tagged with "south east asia"

Meet Our New Ambassadors! The Nomadic Duo from ‘Adventure in You’…

Monday, October 5, 2015

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Meet Our New Ambassadors! The Nomadic Duo from ‘Adventure in You’…

Anna and Tom met whilst on the road and continued to travel together and create their online travel business which after just six months is now helping to support their amazing lifestyles. Over a stilted Skype conversation, with Anna and Tom sat in a hostel on the island of Tuk Tuk on Lake Toba, Sumatra, I found out more about the pair and why they are perfect for the role of South East Asia Backpacker Ambassadors!

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Why I Fell in Love With Boracay Island in The Philippines

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Why I Fell in Love With Boracay Island in The Philippines

"Up until now if you asked me what my idea of a backpacker paradise was, I would have not even hesitated to answer Koh Rong Island in Cambodia. Now however, I may have found something that has pushed Koh Rong off of the top spot. I proudly present you with... Drum roll please... Boracay Island in the Philippines." Travel blogger Sally Munt tells us why she is totally in love!

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5 Tips For a Cheap Stay in Singapore, SE Asia’s Most Expensive Stopover

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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5 Tips For a Cheap Stay in Singapore, SE Asia’s Most Expensive Stopover

Many backpackers end up stopping over in popular Singapore for a night or a weekend on their way to or from South East Asia, Australia, or even South America. While Singapore is often known for its ritzy hotels and designer shopping malls, thankfully there are also plenty of cheap and cheerful attractions around the thriving metropolis that are well worth checking out...

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A Global Celebration of Yoga, Music and Dance! The Bali Spirit Festival, March 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

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A Global Celebration of Yoga, Music and Dance! The Bali Spirit Festival, March 2015

The annual Bali Spirit Festival takes places this year from March 31st – April 5th in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia and looks set to be even better than last year’s extravaganza! Every year the festival hosts some of the world’s most prominent teachers of meditation, yoga, music, dance, healing and health, who will be offering exclusive workshops to attendees. There are believed to be over 6,000 people from over 50 countries flocking to the cultural centre of Ubud in Bali to experience the inspiring event. Find out more!

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Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

Friday, January 16, 2015

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Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

Thinking of backpacking around South East Asia but the small details are getting you down? Never fear! Experienced backpacker, Mark, from the travel blog, MyFunkyTravel is here to give you all the grizzly details that you'll need to plan the perfect trip! From what jabs to get, to how much money you'll spend and if travel insurance is worth it, this is an essential read...

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

In 2013 I squished my life into a backpack, caught a one way flight to Bangkok and spent four months exploring the magical countries of South East Asia. I set off on my journey with a complete sense of freedom, with no set plans or deadlines. However, this article isn't about me reminiscing about my incredible time in South East Asia, mainly because, if I did, I'll probably end up crying in to my pillow when I get home! Instead, I wanted to talk about life after your Asia backpacking adventures.

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Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

Sunday, August 3, 2014

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Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

It happens frequently while traveling in South East Asia, backpackers are approached by adorable children asking for money. Dilemma of what to do quickly ensues, the moral question is raised, to give or not to give? We asked the experts of NGO Friends International what they would do. Here they tell us why their answer is always a firm no.

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Interview: Hitchhiking, Busking & Sleeping in Temples – What was Backpacking South East Asia like 50 Years Ago?

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Interview: Hitchhiking, Busking & Sleeping in Temples – What was Backpacking South East Asia like 50 Years Ago?

In an era when love and peace perfumed the air and travellers hopped on hippie buses taking them from Europe overland to Asia, Londoner, Barrie Scott embarked upon what turned into a four year epic adventure (1967-71)! Hitch-hiking, busking, sleeping in a Thai temple with monks, building a boat with some travel buddies and sailing to islands that hadn’t seen foreigners since colonial times, his story sheds light on how the concept of backpacking has changed over the past 50 years. For the better? We ask Barrie what he thinks...

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Same Same But Salsa! From Backpacking South East Asia to South America…

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Same Same But Salsa! From Backpacking South East Asia to South America…

Could you backpack forever? Already thinking about where to head next? Some of our team members are currently exploring South America (and starting a whole new backpacker magazine)! If you’re keen to keep on travelling, but can’t believe you’ll find a more beautiful beach or mountain range than you’ve already laid eyes on in South East Asia, don’t fret! We’ve put together a list of places in South America where you’ll feel right at home!

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The Newest Addition to our Ambassador Team: Introducing Penny Frederiksen

Monday, April 14, 2014

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The Newest Addition to our Ambassador Team: Introducing Penny Frederiksen

Everyone knows backpacking isn’t just for the party-hard gap year student. With so much diversity on offer in SE Asia there’s something for every type of traveller. When we heard from Penny Frederikson about her love for travel and her desire to encourage more people to hit the road at any stage in their lives - we knew she’d make a great ambassador! Meet Penny the newest addition to our team.

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