Posts Tagged with "trekking"

Climbing to the Active Summit of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

Friday, September 30, 2016

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Climbing to the Active Summit of Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

Mount Batur is at the center of two concentric calderas, or volcanic depressions, in Batur village in the Kintamani district of Bali. I have read that travellers sign up for a hike to this volcano to witness the most picturesque sunrise from its collapsed top. I wanted to see that sunrise for myself...

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Into the Jungle… Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Thursday, July 14, 2016

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Into the Jungle… Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Borneo is not as heavily written about as some of its other neighbouring countries, this may be due to the lack of a well trodden backpacker trail but that is definitely one of it's charms - experiencing nature in it's purest form...

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Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Is Vietnam the Most Diverse Country For Backpackers in SE Asia?

From the steep rice terraces of Sapa to the limestone karsts of Halong Bay and the rolling sand dunes of Mui Ne to the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has some of the most diverse landscapes in South East Asia. You can be trekking in the mountains one day and sunbathing on a sandy beach the next, then whizzing around on a motorbike through the hectic streets of a buzzing city the following day! If you're planning a trip here you're in for a treat...

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Meet the lucky guys behind eOasia: “We try and test every trip! It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!”

Monday, December 1, 2014

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Meet the lucky guys behind eOasia: “We try and test every trip! It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!”

If you’re interested in taking the plunge with a dive centre or scaling cliffs with a rock climbing company, you want to make sure that you’re in good hands. How can you be sure that the safety standards are up to scratch and that you are paying the regular & best price? 34-year old French traveler, Florian set up a website called eOasia which helps backpackers to find the best adventure trips in Asia. He and his team try and test every trip! Has he got the best job in the world?

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Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

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Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

One of the best things about backpacking is that you come into contact with some incredibly passionate people that inspire you to set your own goals a notch higher. Malaysian-born Donald and Marina Tan are those kind of people. Overflowing with enthusiasm and tales of adventure from their beloved native-land of Borneo, we decided to interview them to get their expert tips on the must-do experiences on the world's third biggest island. An island filled with adventure and mystery...

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Review: Climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nepal with Mystik Mountains

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Review: Climbing to Everest Base Camp in Nepal with Mystik Mountains

"A place where the neigh impossible had been made possible, where tremendous feats had been conquered by mere human beings and their collective, intense passion for life." Climbing Everest Base Camp in Nepal, an experience of epic proportions and unparalleled experiences. Travel writer Eliza Arsenault takes us with her on her journey up the world's highest mountain!

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Tackling Indonesia’s Active Volcano: A Backpacker’s hike to Mount Bromo

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Tackling Indonesia’s Active Volcano: A Backpacker’s hike to Mount Bromo

Indonesia is home to several volcanoes, Mount Bromo being one of the more active ones. Also known as Gunung Bromo in Bahasa (Indonesian language), it is part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park and towers at a height of 2,329 metres (7,641 ft). When my friend and I visited Java, hiking Bromo was top of our list, but also one of the most challenging. The main reason was because Mount Bromo had erupted as recently as January 2011! Was it still dangerous?

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar – 3 Must-Do Treks!

Monday, November 4, 2013

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Exploring the Hidden Secrets of Myanmar – 3 Must-Do Treks!

Myanmar is still an off the beaten path traveler's destination, which means that sometimes creating the trip you want can be tricky. We introduce to you Asia Tours, a brand new company, run entirely by Burmese that organizes trips for backpackers wanting to explore outside the major hubs of Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan!

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Nepal: Where Gods and Mountains Meet

Friday, March 22, 2013

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Nepal: Where Gods and Mountains Meet

"Amongst mountains has always been a special place for me. When things seem confused or out of order, a walk in the mountains has always helped me to calm down and realise the insignificance of my man-made problems. Looking up at the high peaks piercing the clouds, their sheer beauty and grandeur makes me feel like a small part of an awesome natural order that is slowly unfolding out of my control." When S.E.A Backpacker's Editor, Nikki Scott, embarked on her first ever backpacking trip, her love of misty mountain tops led her to the magical Himalaya of Nepal and the highest peaks in the world...

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Off the Beaten Track: Conquering Vietnam’s Highest Peak, Mount Fansipan!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Off the Beaten Track: Conquering Vietnam’s Highest Peak, Mount Fansipan!

There are many incredible opportunities for trekking in South East Asia, from Malaysia's mighty Kinabalu to Indonesia's steaming volcanoes. English backpacker, Selena Black climbs to the wild peak of Vietnam's highest mountain, the rugged Mount Fansipan, and lives to tell the tale...

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