Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

The Mad Monkey Hostel & Social Awesomeness in Cambodia!

The Mad Monkey Hostel & Social Awesomeness in Cambodia!

It’s rare to find a hostel that has it all. Buzzing social scene, cleanliness, comfy beds, good design, friendly staff, great travel info, delicious food and awesome drinks deals. As budget conscious backpackers, we’ve learnt not to set our expectations too high! However, The Mad Monkey Hostel, Siem Reap and its sister hostels in Phnom Pehn and Kampot, Cambodia, seem to have all of these – and more! What really caught our attention, however, are the amazing social projects that the hostel’s involved in, in terms of helping the local community…

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5 Off The Beaten Track Experiences To Have In Southeast Asia

5 Off The Beaten Track Experiences To Have In Southeast Asia

South East Asia is a region that’s constantly changing. What was once an empty beach might be covered in hotels and resorts on your return visit, and that little village you discovered may be swarming with tourists the next time around. But don’t fear! Finding a slice of paradise all to yourself in this popular part of Asia is still possible… you just have to look a little bit harder! S.E.A Backpacker Ambassadors, Nick and Dariece, from Goats on the Road share their tips…

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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

My mum always told me from a young age: “Treat people the way you want to be treated”. This quote is very true. So why do people tend to forget this when they travel? Backpacker Ambassador Alesha Bradford highlights some of the do’s, don’ts and ‘absolute don’ts!’ of backpacking in South East Asia…

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5 Tips on Breaking into Travel Writing!

5 Tips on Breaking into Travel Writing!

Travel writing is a tough game to break into. With newspapers and magazines crumbling the world over due to the changing nature of journalism, it’s harder than ever to get traditional writing jobs. But it’s not impossible! Here are some tips from Kaila Krayewski from the Tropical Writers Workshop in Koh Phangan, that can help you land the travel gig of your dreams…

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Experts Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

Experts Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

One of the best things about backpacking is that you come into contact with some incredibly passionate people that inspire you to set your own goals a notch higher. Malaysian-born Donald and Marina Tan are those kind of people. Overflowing with enthusiasm and tales of adventure from their beloved native-land of Borneo, we decided to interview them to get their expert tips on the must-do experiences on the world’s third biggest island. An island filled with adventure and mystery…

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

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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