Visiting Kuang Si Waterfall, Laos – Travel Guide
Kuang Si Waterfall (also called Tat Kuang Si) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Laos. If you’re planning to visit this epic waterfall, this guide will tell you everything you need to know!
Kuang Si Waterfall (also called Tat Kuang Si) is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Laos. If you’re planning to visit this epic waterfall, this guide will tell you everything you need to know!
My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam is a hugely important religious site. If you are planning to visit, this article will tell you everything you need to know!
This transportation guide to Vietnam will help you choose the best way to get around the country and save money!
Heading to Northern Thailand and want to experience the food scene? You’re in the right place! These traditional Northern Thai dishes are sure to get your tastebuds working! Which one will you try first?
Bangkok’s Grand Palace is a wonder to behold but can be overwhelming to navigate. We break down what you need to know to make your trip as enjoyable as possible!
Much like the gastronomy capital itself, the food in Penang is an exciting blend of different cultures and cuisines. With everything from Chinese inspired dishes to Indian snacks, there is something to suit every type of foodie here!
Breathtaking and awe-inspiring, Angkor Wat astounds even the most unlikely of backpackers. Beer guzzlers are turned into Culture Vulture’s overnight as Chang Vests are replaced with ones that say ‘Angkor Wat is f**ing amazing!’ Hailed as one of the most magnificent examples of architecture ever created, it’s a site all travellers in Southeast Asia should see.
Snorkeling in Gili Trawangan is unique because you don’t need to jump on an expensive boat tour to reach the best spots. Discover the best areas for snorkeling in this guide!
Looking for a Sumatra itinerary so you don’t miss the best attractions on the island? We’ve got you covered with these 10-day and 2-week options!
No trip to Bali is complete without a few beach days. However, not all of the beaches in Bali are of the same standard. In fact, some are pretty overrated! This article will help you weed out the good from the bad!
If you’re looking for the most pumping party destinations in Southeast Asia you’re in the right place! These legendary destinations draw in revellers from across the world!
If you’re looking for varied and interesting places in Indonesia, then look no further! This epic compilation of destinations offers something for every kind of traveller!
Parts of Southeast Asia have long been a victim of overtourism, leading many travellers to claim they have been ‘ruined’. But is this true? And how can these destinations move forward?
Even though the food from Laos is often overlooked, the country offers a unique and exciting cuisine. Don’t miss these exciting Laotian dishes…
We always talk about the food but what about the drinks in Indonesia? This sprawling country is home to some mouth-watering beverages that you’ll want to try on your next trip!
Singaporean food might not be Asia’s most well known cuisine but it is some of the best! A melting pot of cultures contributes to an exciting cuisine, making Singapore a destination that foodies will love. Here are some of the best dishes for those on a budget!
Indonesian food may not be the most famous of all Southeast Asia’s cuisines but it is surely one of the best. Add these must-try dishes to your list!
If you’re heading to Southeast Asia as a vegan, you may be a little concerned. There is no need to worry though! Southeast Asia is one of the most vegan-friendly regions in the world.
For the traveller, Myanmar may as well be on the moon at this point. The dream of exploring this historical, rich and beautiful place has quickly faded as the country has been plunged into death, violence and instability. Myanmar is facing an uncertain future, to say the least.
106 of the most helpful words and phrases in Bahasa Indonesian. These can all that can be used in daily life to make interactions easier.
Family travel is more popular than ever and it’s no wonder why! But is it as good as everybody says? We caught up with Alyson from World Travel Family to get the lowdown on what being a part of a nomadic family is really like!
With peanuts being a common ingredient in Southeast Asian food, travelling through the region with a severe peanut allergy can be a challenge!
The abandoned Batman nightclub in Pattaya is an urban explorer’s dream. This former disco is set in a multi-storey building and lies waiting to be explored…
Thai chili is a staple of the cuisine and really packs a punch! There are as many as 79 different types of Thai pepper and all bring a different taste element to a dish.
Travellers to Indonesia may not be aware what’s happening behind the scenes. The environment is being ravaged for one product; palm oil.
Deciding to ride out the lockdown in Vietnam was a hard choice for these backpackers but the experiences they’ve had as a result have made it all worthwhile!
Banh Mi is one of Vietnam’s best loved street foods. This iconic sandwich is packed with fresh ingredients and has a fascinating history.
There is pretty much always something happening in KL, to suit everyones tastes. Take this short guide as an introduction to the city and its many delights, that you won’t read in any guidebook. If you’re in Kuala Lumpur for more than a couple of days and are looking for an alternative to the major attractions then be sure to check some of these out…
Ever wondered what happened to those who were stuck abroad during the COVID-19 outbreak? This is the story about how a couple ended up in the jungle paradise of Bukit Lawang, Sumatra…
Looking for the best Indonesia Itinerary for backpackers? This epic adventure will take in Indonesia’s spectacular natural landscapes and culture!
The life of travel can be fast paced and it’s important to look after your body. Getting sick when travelling is miserable so make sure you follow these tips to avoid coming down with something nasty. A healthy backpacking trip is a happy one!
Asian street food equals foodie heaven! Here are a list the best dishes from across the continent, as well as advice about where to find the best eats.
These Filipino snacks will keep your belly from grumbling on those jeepney journeys. Most of them are delicious but there are some choices for only the bravest of travellers!
Looking for financial freedom without the ties of a regular job? Teaching English online could be perfect for you! We chat to online teacher Jess who tells you everything you need to know about getting started on this career path!
This Borneo itinerary has everything you need to fill a three epic weeks in eastern Malaysia. Including everything from Orangutans to turtles, prepare to be wowed by nature!
Also called the butt-blaster, butt bomber and ass hose, this hand-held bidet faithfully sits beside the toilets of Asia, freaking out westerners and causing them to stockpile tissue like the world is ending. Introducing the Bum Gun! Your new best friend.
Explore the best bits with this Philippines itinerary! Cebu, Bohol, El Nido, Coron… There is something for every kind of traveller in this 30 day itinerary!
Genevieve’s Fair Trade Village (GFTV) in Siem Reap is a fair trade enterprise that sells beautiful handicrafts, created by local artisans with disabilities. Make sure you stop by if you are in the area!
When Welsh backpacker Ellie McManus met her Sumatran partner, Teson, she knew that wild adventures were ahead. But she didn’t realise just how wild…
The Thonglor area in Bangkok is quickly becoming the city’s trendiest place to be. This swanky modern hood has everything from hipster coffee shops to speakeasy bars, you’re sure to find somewhere to while away an evening (or two)!
Snorkeling in Koh Tao is often overshadowed by more popular adventure activity, scuba diving. However, for a very backpacker friendly price, how does snorkelling compare in terms of wildlife spotting and overall enjoyability?
Writers Will and Ellie take on the Nam Oun Wilderness Trail trek in Luang Namtha, Laos with local adventure agency, The Hiker. Did they survive the 40+ degree heat and a night camping in the jungle?!
Canyoning in Dalat is a must-do activity for adrenaline seeking backpackers! For those of you planning to embark on your own canyoning adventure, this is what you need to know!
Looking for a truly ethical elephant experience? Head to BEES elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai and lead by example to change the animal tourism industry in Thailand! Read about what an average day spent at BEES is like and also more about the great work they are doing to care for retired elephants.
Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane. There’s loads more to see in Laos than these three places! Backpacker Michael Alty describes his off the beaten track adventure on ‘the loop’ – a four day motorbike trip starting from the small village of Tha Kaek in Central Laos.
Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s craziest cities. With so much to do in the Thai capital and many backpackers debating how long to spend there, planning your visit can be confusing. Never fear, we are here to help you with out with our ultimate Bangkok itinerary for backpackers! Plan your trip today!
A cooking class in Luang Prabang is the perfect introduction to Laotian cusine. Make sure you go with an empty stomach, this is an experience that you will need the extra room for!
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Are you a foodie looking for a new adventure in Singapore? Consider a small group tour with the Hello Singapore tour company, where you can experience the diverse cuisine under the guidance of a local!
On the hunt for the taste of traditional Malaysia, writers Ellie and Will join A Chef’s Tour – a foodies dream journey through the old markets of Kuala Lumpur. Find out what local delights made their mouths water and most importantly, what they thought about Durian!
Vang Vieng might be most known for its crazy parties but recent years have seen this backpacker Mecca change into an adrenaline junkies paradise! South East Asia Ambassador Will went to check out the rock climbing opportunities with Adam’s Climbing School to see what all the fuss is about.
Interested in training Muay Thai in Koh Samui? We chat with the owner of Punch It Gym to discover everything you need to know before booking that flight!
For travellers visiting the 4000 Islands in Laos, a kayaking trip is an absolute must! Read South East Asia Ambassadors Will and Ellie’s verdict on exploring the winding waterways of the Mekong. They even spotted the rare Irrawaddy Dolphins!
Railay is a world class destination for avid rock climbers and enthusiastic beginners. South East Asia Ambassadors Ellie and Will headed out for the day with Climbing School Real Rocks to see whether this destination is worth the hype!
Gunung Rinjani (Mount Rinjani) is an active volcano in Indonesia located on the island of Lombok, near Bali. The volcano is popular with adventure seekers in need of a challenge after relaxing on Bali’s nearby beaches. Are YOU UP FOR the challenge?
El Nido Island Hooping is the ultimate activity for any backpacker bucket list. With so many tours, it can be hard to know which one to pick. A, B, C or D? We help you decide with our comprehensive guide!
If you are considering visiting the beautiful Puerto Princesa Underground River in the Philippines and are not sure whether to go for a group tour or DIY it, read on!
Everything you need to know when visiting Siem Reap’s floating villages. Which village is the best one to visit, how to choose an ethical tour & how to avoid travel ccams!
Komodo National Park offers some of the best dive sites on the planet. However, with the growth of tourism in the region, things could soon be changing…
Backpacking is for anyone at any age. I seek to quash the barriers that people may have about backpacking and extol the pleasures of backpacking!
Nusa Lembongan, a small idyllic island off Bali, offers some of the world’s best diving opportunities for beginners or advanced divers. Find out the best dive spots for every level and the wildlife you’ll find there.
A buccaneering tale of entering North Korean waters from the small town of Dandong, North Eastern China. Richard travels along the Yalu River, eventually crossing the border into the world’s most exclusive nation!
There’s a standard backpacker route that most people follow when they explore Java. The journey starts in Yogyakarta where travellers come to see the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites Borobudur and Prambanan. Then, the trail leads east, to watch the sun rise over Bromo and Ijen volcanoes. It’s an amazing route that combines the cultural highlights of central Java with the striking beauty of the landscapes of East Java. This journey through Java takes a minimum of seven days…
Thinking of going on a Hanoi bike tour? Scared to get involved in the traffic chaos of Vietnam’s throbbing capital? So were we! Luckily, with the right guidance, it can be surprisingly stress-free!
Your 4 day guide to experiencing the best views, eats, and activities in the Garden City of Southeast Asia!
If the prospect of exploring mysterious caves, observing monkeys (and possibly bears) in their natural habitat, splashing in the warm water of an absurdly blue lake, and resting your head beneath a rustic bungalow sounds like a weekend well spent, consider booking a three day tour package at Khao Sok National Park!
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Chiang Mai, Thailand is a great base for planning treks into the nearby jungle-clad mountains. Hilltribe villages, waterfalls, hot springs, tropical flora and fauna and more exciting adventures await!
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Doi Inthanon National Park is one of the highlights of Northern Thailand. We tell you when to go, what to pack and review one of the best tours that runs…
Singapore is not cheap, let’s be honest! But you’ll be surprised to find that there are some great budget hostels & capsule beds – from $10 US per night!
Sit back, relax and work your way through the 50 best travel movies of all time! Live vicariously through each adventure & get inspiration for your next trip!
Abandoned for two decades, Taman Festival is a deserted theme park that’s becoming consumed by mother nature, making it an incredible place for backpackers, photographers and urbex explorers alike. Locals say its haunted and there are rumours of a man-eating crocodile who resides inside…
A Fabulous List of the Best Phuket Hostels in Each Area of the Island! From Party Hostels to Instagrammable Vintage Delights + Hostels with Swimming Pools!
Halong Hideaway is the cheapest Halong Bay Tour, at almost half the price of others! As stingy backpackers, would we regret booking the cheap option? Or…
In 1938, an American expeditioner chanced upon Baliem Valley, home of the Dani tribes. He was shocked to see how far removed from the rest of the world they were and compared their lifestyle to what a 21st century stone age would look like…
A Hanoi street food tour is a must-do experience in Vietnam’s crazy capital, especially if you’re only in the city for a few days! A food tour is a fantastic way to sample a variety of Vietnamese street food delights, meet new travel buddies and discover more about Vietnamese culture and traditions along the way.
Ho Thuy Tien Abandoned Waterpark, Hue, is a crumbling playground. Locals say it’s cursed. Will you bribe the Security Guard to enter the Dragon’s Lair?
With four different types of accommodation, Mui Ne Hills has it all. Luxury rooms or budget dorms, an epic social scene and pillow fights! (Wait, what?!)
Backpackers are returning home from Thailand with a new, permanent, souvenir – a tattoo! Be it a traditional Sak Yant or a personal design – it’s adinktive!
What’s the best way to do the Hai Van Pass? Motorbike or Jeep? We look at the options & tell our experience riding pillion on a Hai Van Pass Motorbike Tour!
Sapa, Vietnam has grown notoriously touristy. However, we discovered it’s still possible to go trekking in Sapa & barely see another foreigner!
For an animal lover, travel in Southeast Asia can, at times, bring with it unpleasant surprises. On a recent visit to Cat Ba National Park in Northern Vietnam, I was disgusted to see three macaque monkeys kept in appalling conditions in barren concrete prisons, much to the delight of several Chinese tourists. I urge every traveller to avoid this National Park.
‘Pai, Pai, Pai, you should go to Pai.’ Pai is the much hyped corner of Northern Thailand, famed for it’s epic landscapes, fun bars and hippy lifestyle. But how does it hold up under the cynical gaze of this thirty-something…
English Teacher Expat, Melissa Lang, explains her year living in South Korea and the fascinating things that she learnt about this underrated East Asian country!
Sarawak, Borneo is a place that combines wildlife, beauty and adventure! From orangutans to mouth-watering laksa, this underestimated island packs a punch.
If you’re currently researching a visit to Erawan National Park, nearby Kanchanaburi, then read this honest article before making your decision – you just might save yourself few dollars by doing so!
Khao San Road is the most slagged-off street in SE Asia! One Girl Urges you to look beyond the sleaze & hedonism at this unique slice of backpacker history!
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Meditation Teacher Training is becoming more and more popular as people discover the immense benefits of meditation and want to share the magic with others. If you are interested in becoming a meditation teacher, here are some guidelines on how to choose a meditation training…
Looking for an awesome surf destination in Southeast Asia? Forget Bali! In the remote village of Lhoknga, Northern Sumatra, the surf season runs from November-April with perfect, offshore, shoulder to head high barrels & only a handful of surfers.
While not dangerous health-wise, bed bugs whilst backpacking can be extremely annoying! Check out our advice on how to avoid having an encounter with bed bugs while you’re travelling in Southeast Asia & what to do if you suspect you already have them!
Did you know about the hidden 12km Trail along the Angkor Thom Wall, Siem Reap? This historical trail, that can be walked independently, will take you off the beaten track, past ancient gates and moats, far away from the tourists and street sellers.
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One traveller visits Wat Rakhang (Temple of Bells) in Bangkok and receives a cultural lesson in the Buddhist ritual of animal release. Every day hundreds of creatures; turtles, eels, snails, birds and other animals are captured in cages, purchased by locals and then released back into the wild in order to gain merit.
Dreaming of a beachy getaway with white sands & crystal blue seas? This is the ULTIMATE LIST of drop-dead gorgeous paradise islands in Southeast Asia!
Have you done the 24+ hour bus journey from Hanoi, Vietnam to Luang Prabang, Laos? Or Vice Versa? Feared by backpackers all across Southeast Asia – is this journey as bad as they say it is? Read this and decide whether you want to book a flight instead!
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What difficulties might one face when travelling the world as an introvert? One traveller describes her personal experiences on a world trip and how at first, she ignored her needs and tried to be someone that she’s not. Introversion is something that affects many people and in spite of the obvious challenges, this article proves that it is possible to fully enjoy travel as an introvert, you just need to listen to yourself…