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Did You Know? Now You Can Book Buses, Trains and Boats in South East Asia Online!

1 October 2014

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Did You Know? Now You Can Book Buses, Trains and Boats in South East Asia Online!

Sometimes, booking transport can be a hassle. There are so many different companies, so many options and so many eager salespeople urging you to buy their ticket! So how do you avoid getting scammed? Despite the fact that the guy in the travel agent is very friendly – how do you know that this is a safe, official company that you are booking with? Here's an insider tip!

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Just Another Flag for the Backpack… Or a Lasting Memory?

4 September 2014

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Just Another Flag for the Backpack… Or a Lasting Memory?

Why do you think as backpackers that we like to tick places off a list? Get stamps in our passports? Declare things completed? A trend amongst some backpackers in South East Asia is sewing flags of the countries you have visited to your backpack. Would you ever sew a flag onto your backpack?

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Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

3 August 2014

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Why you Should Never Give to Begging Street Children – By Friends International

It happens frequently while traveling in South East Asia, backpackers are approached by adorable children asking for money. Dilemma of what to do quickly ensues, the moral question is raised, to give or not to give? We asked the experts of NGO Friends International what they would do. Here they tell us why their answer is always a firm no.

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So You Want to be a Travel Writer? We Tell You How to Get Published!

22 July 2014

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So You Want to be a Travel Writer? We Tell You How to Get Published!

Do you want to be a travel writer? Always wanted to share your stories with fellow travelers? Want to make a living out of traveling the world and writing about your experiences? We show you how to get your piece published!

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Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

23 June 2014

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Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

Love, love, love! Or, more to the point for us generally unencumbered nomads…Love On The Road. And let’s cut to the chase here, shall we? – it’s a tad different to the traditional ‘holiday romance’ (yeah - remember those?!) Writer Karen Farini muses over the complexity of love on the road, it's unique intricacies, and where that leaves us ready to connect backpackers!

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Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

29 May 2014

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Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

With golden temples, sweltering jungles, white sand beaches and diverse cultures, it is little wonder that Southeast Asia draws travellers in droves. However, as with travel in any developing country, it's particularly important to stay responsible whilst there. Riding an elephant? Buying that snake whiskey souvenir? In Southeast Asia, concerns on responsibility can pop up in the most surprising places. To make sure that you have an enjoyable trip without the a moral hangover, here are some tips.

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