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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

17 July 2014

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Vietnam’s New Must Do North to South Adventure. Introducing The Buffalo Run!

A backpacker tells all about Hanoi Backpacker's newest trip throughout Vietnam, traversing from Hanoi all the way to Hoi An. Along the way he experiences incredible national parks, such as Cuc Phuong and Phong Na, the world’s biggest cave, exquisite hidden beaches, the history of the Ho Chi Minh Trail, waterfalls, and historic tunnels from the Vietnam-American War.

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

21 May 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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Will Yours be the Trip of a Lifetime? How to Prepare for the Best Time of Your Life!

21 April 2014

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Will Yours be the Trip of a Lifetime? How to Prepare for the Best Time of Your Life!

The decision is made. You are going to follow your dreams and travel to an exciting new part of the world. Hurrah! But before you pack your bags and wave goodbye to the familiar, have a read of my tips to make sure you get the very most out of your trip.....

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Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

26 March 2014

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Could Chiang Mai be the Next Tubing Mecca? We Spend the Day with Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club!

Experienced backpackers will likely remember the olden days when the small mountainous village of Vang Vieng, Laos was overtaken by rowdy backpackers floating down the Nam Song River in rubber tubes stopping at bar after bar along the way. Things got out of hand and the world of tubing changed a bit. Now in Thailand, Chiang Mai Tubing and Beach Club has emerged with an entirely different idea of tubing. Think relaxation, an emphasis on the environment, and a beach in the mountains!

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Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

8 March 2014

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Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

Cold, wet and with frazzled nerves I rolled up to our hostel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter after having spent the last 36 days and 4,117 km touring Vietnam on a motorbike. The journey took me from Saigon to Hanoi, over to Cat Ba Island then up to Sapa while traversing hilly mountain passes, bone jarring country roads, sketchy highways and chaotic cities. Traveler Frank Guertler is back from his 36 day journey and here he shares his 6 tips so that you can safely enjoy your trip as well!

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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

25 February 2014

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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

Living and traveling abroad can be an experience of a lifetime, and the experiences to be had can teach you much more about reality than you’d ever learn in a classroom. From traveling solo to learning to live alone, one of our Ambassadors, Eliza, shares 10 things she’s learned from spending the past two years living and teaching in Thailand.

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