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Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia…

1 August 2013

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Wat to do in Cambodia? Apart from Angkor! Top 10 Alternative Ways to Experience Cambodia…

We've all heard of Angkor Wat and while these stunning ruins are a must see while in Cambodia, the country has a whole lot more to offer! Check out Tonle Sap- South East Asia's largest freshwater lake, enjoy the briny culinary taste treats of Kep, or travel back in time on Battambang's bamboo train! Here we give you the TOP 10 ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO DO IN CAMBODIA.

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Top 10 Things to do in the Philippines

3 October 2012

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Top 10 Things to do in the Philippines

So how do you sum up the Philippines? Here is our guide to the top 10 things to do in the Philippines that we reckon backpackers just can't miss!

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A Day in the Life of a Dive Instructor, Koh Tao v A Day in the Life of a Western Office Worker

25 July 2012

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A Day in the Life of a Dive Instructor, Koh Tao v A Day in the Life of a Western Office Worker

Waking up to bright blue skies, turquoise waters and a day of teaching wide-eyed backpackers to discover a whole new world... is this the job of dreams? So what is it really like getting paid to live in paradise? Here, we compare a regular day in the life of a Western office worker alongside a regular day in the life of Ludo, a dive instructor at Big Blue Diving, Koh Tao, Thailand...

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What’s in This Issue? The Best of S.E.A Backpacker Mag, Issue 19: July / August

5 July 2012

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What’s in This Issue? The Best of S.E.A Backpacker Mag, Issue 19: July / August

Endless nights of staying up until well into the early hours, fuelled by Chang, excitement and adrenaline – no, we’re not talking about a typical backpacking holiday but the effort the S.E.A Backpacker Team put into the magazine revamp! For our third birthday we’ve gone all upmarket with a hard back spine – get us! – and NEW sections including Annabelle, Local Portraits and Party Hotspots – here’s a taster of what’s inside…

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Guest Post: Shark Life

14 June 2012

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Guest Post: Shark Life

A gang of students arriving for their Open Water Course had previously been enticed to eat shark. Similar to how the adventurous travellers sample insects on the Khao San Road, they thought trying shark meat was like a traveller rite of passage, but their eyes were soon to be opened to the full story. Ayesha Cantrell of Master Divers unfolds the horrifying truth...

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Learn to Dive in Thailand: Taking the First Plunge

6 January 2011

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Learn to Dive in Thailand: Taking the First Plunge

There are many places to learn how to dive across South East Asia but many people choose South Thailand; the tropical islands are popular favourites among backpackers from all over the world who want to try diving for the first time. The water is clear, warm and calm with very little current and home to many crazy critters and funky fish, making it perfect for beginners! This is a guest post by Ayesha Cantrell from Master Divers in Koh Tao, Thailand.

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