Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

While travelling, it’s pretty easy to fall into a downwards spiral of laziness when it comes to looking after our appearance. It get’s to the point where clean, nice clothes are a thing of the past and we only wash our hair for a special occasion! But folks – it doesn’t have to be that difficult! Must we conform to that smelly, scruffy backpacker stereotype?

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

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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On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

Have you ever wanted to cycle a continent rather than travel by bus or train? What could be better than the freedom of your own two wheels (and legs) with only the elements (and the occasional crazy motorbike) to contend with. With diverse and spectacular scenery, South East Asia is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. Avid cyclist and blogger, Tom Owen, give us his lowdown on what the riding in each country is like…

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

Backpackers get a bad rep for being cheapskates… and sometimes deservedly so. But it’s not all about stealing food from hostels and walking everywhere in broken flip flops in the sweltering heat just to avoid paying for a taxi… Here are some real tips that work to take chunks off your budget!

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10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

10 Tips for Backpackers on How to Survive Long Bus Journeys…

An overnight bus journey can easily save you 90% of what a flight would cost, but of course a flight would take only a couple of hours, whereas you’re on that bus for the long haul There are, however, some simple steps you can take to make sure your 36 hours trapped in a bumpy steel can are as comfortable as possible, Travel Experts, Two Monkeys Travel give us some important tips…

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory? A Day at Hoi An’s Morning Glory Cooking School

What’s the Story, Morning Glory? A Day at Hoi An’s Morning Glory Cooking School

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Food, Vietnam

Traveller Amelia Long spends a day with the Morning Glory Cooking School in Hoi An, Vietnam. Buying fresh produce from the Central Market and taking unusual ingredients back to the kitchen to cook up some tongue-tantalising dishes, she unravels the secrets of Vietnam’s unique cuisine…

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