Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

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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Do You Suffer From Jet Lag? Try These Handy Tips!

Do You Suffer From Jet Lag? Try These Handy Tips!

Jet Lag is literally a lagging behind of one’s energy as our body moves at a rate that is faster than we’re naturally designed to move. Jet lag comes with symptoms the commonly include; fatigue, insomnia / disturbed sleep patterns, dizziness, co-ordination problems, headache and dehydration. These symptoms do gradually fade over time. However, Soul Seekers’ Ambassador Melanie Swan, is here to give us tips on how to quicken the whole process and have us enjoying our new destination from Day One!

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Two Sisters Start Café to Help Students in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Meet Sisters Srey!

Two Sisters Start Café to Help Students in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Meet Sisters Srey!

Originally from Australia, the sister-duo (aged 25 and 22), opened their fabulously popular Sister Srey Café on the riverside, near the Old Market of Siem Reap, Cambodia, in 2012. The cosy two-floor venue quickly turned into one of the most popular hang-outs in town. Best of all, though is the vision that sparked off their savvy venture – to support young Cambodian students. Is it possible to eat for a better cause? We were lucky enough to catch up with Lauren, who willingly spilled the beans (pun intended!) on how it began…

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“Live Each Day Like It’s Your Last Day on Earth.” But is this Really Possible?

“Live Each Day Like It’s Your Last Day on Earth.” But is this Really Possible?

How many times have you heard the quote ‘live your life like it’s your last day on earth’? But how many of us do this? And is it possible? Surely if today was your last day, you’d spend all your money, travel to the place you’ve always wanted to, tell that boy / girl that you’ve been playing it cool with that you’re wildly in love with them and then get crazy drunk? So – is this concept practical in the real world!?

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

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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