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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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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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Happy Birthday to Us! Celebrating South East Asia Backpacker’s 5th Birthday!

9 May 2014

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Happy Birthday to Us! Celebrating South East Asia Backpacker’s 5th Birthday!

South East Asia Backpacker Magazine is FIVE years old! Editor Nikki Scott reflects on what she's learned as a backpacker and takes us through the step by step journey of how South East Asia Backpacker Magazine became the success that it is today.

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