Posts Tagged with "thailand"

10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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10 Things That Make a Hostel Great! (Review: Brick House Hostel, Chiang Mai)

As backpackers, we know that a good hostel can be so much more than a place to rest your weary head. It’s a place where you can make a home from home. Recently, we reviewed the brand new Brick House Hostel in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand who seem to have got everything right when it comes to creating the perfect hostel. Check out our list of 10 things that makes a hostel great!

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A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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A Healthy Habit: Fruit Winter in Chiang Mai

Every year, the beautiful northern capital of Thailand, Chiang Mai, plays host to a unique event called The Fruit Winter. A festival that's the brainchild of US life coach and therapist, Conor McMillen, that inspires people to eat raw fruit and vegetables and practise healthy living. Traveller, Martin Higgins explains his own experience and why his body and mind thank him for keeping up his annual habit of wintering in Chiang Mai...

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Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Are Luxury Designer Hostels the New Way to Travel? Review: iSanook Hostel, Bangkok

With the air conditioning up high, you pull the sumptuous fluffy mattress up to your chin and snuggle down for a good night’s sleep at iSanook Hostel in Bangkok. Who would have thought that backpacking could be so comfortable? As you lay your head down on the thick, fluffy pillow you smile as you start to drift off into a relaxing sleep… ‘My friends back home all think I’m roughing it! If only they knew the truth…’

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Make Your Own Silver Jewellery at a Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Monday, August 31, 2015

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Make Your Own Silver Jewellery at a Workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Forget about tacky souvenirs – beautifully jewellery crafted by your very own hands is a magnificent keepsake of your travels. Nobody else in the world will have a piece the same as yours, and when people ask about that unique pendant they’ve never seen before, you can proudly say that you made it yourself in tropical Chiang Mai!

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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Newsflash: Will backpackers soon be able to visit Thailand & Cambodia on One Visa?

Recently, we heard rumours that the governments of Thailand and Cambodia may be offering a joint visa for travellers who wish to explore both South East Asian countries in one trip. The announcement was made in the Phnom Penh Post last month and is being called the “Two Kingdoms, One Destination.” tourism pact...

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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Planning a Trip to South East Asia? 10 Epic Places That New Travellers Shouldn’t Miss!

There are so many amazing places to travel to in South East Asia, but where to start? Do you want to lay eyes on a perfect beach? Get lost in ancient culture and civilizations? Or get off the beaten track deep in the heart of the rainforest? Let us give you a few places that we think you shouldn't miss!

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Sustainable Travel and ‘Voluntourism’ – What’s the Crack? We Get Advice From The Experts at The Bamboo Project…

Friday, January 9, 2015

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Sustainable Travel and ‘Voluntourism’ – What’s the Crack? We Get Advice From The Experts at The Bamboo Project…

In recent years, some travel companies have attempted to bridge the ‘gap’ between having a good time whilst you travel and putting something back into the communities you visit. 'Voluntourism' has become a buzz word. But are these companies all that they are cracked up to be? We caught up with Mark and Steve, founders of ‘The Bamboo Project,’ a company that puts backpackers in touch with sustainable NGO projects in SE Asia to get some answers...

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The Hostel Revolution: Luxury Hostels of South East Asia…

Monday, December 15, 2014

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The Hostel Revolution: Luxury Hostels of South East Asia…

Hostels in South East Asia have come a long way in the past 10 years. Backpacking through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia – you’d generally expect to stay in some pretty dodgy places along the way. Nowadays however, it’s a very different story. A wave of luxury hostels is washing over the popular region and turning the world of backpacking around. You no longer have to compromise on adventure and comfort – lucky budget travelers can now have both!

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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Backpacker Respect South East Asia Buddha

My mum always told me from a young age: "Treat people the way you want to be treated". This quote is very true. So why do people tend to forget this when they travel? Backpacker Ambassador Alesha Bradford highlights some of the do's, don'ts and 'absolute don'ts!' of backpacking in South East Asia...

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

Friday, June 27, 2014

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

There’s the old cliché that backpackers travel to ‘find themselves’. In South East Asia, particularly Thailand, many travelers like to experiment with yoga and meditation in an attempt to still their mind and discover what it is that they really want out of life. We meet local Thai native, Bhud, owner of the Xhale Yoga School, located in the beautiful Pai Valley to find out more about daily life on a meditation retreat...

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