Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

7 Alternative things to do in Kuala Lumpur

7 Alternative things to do in Kuala Lumpur

There is pretty much always something happening in KL, to suit everyones tastes. Take this short guide as an introduction to the city and its many delights, that you won’t read in any guidebook. If you’re in Kuala Lumpur for more than a couple of days and are looking for an alternative to the major attractions then be sure to check some of these out…

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Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

Essential Practical Info: Vaccinations, Malaria, Money, Travel Insurance & Budget

Thinking of backpacking around South East Asia but the small details are getting you down? Never fear! Experienced backpacker, Mark, from the travel blog, MyFunkyTravel is here to give you all the grizzly details that you’ll need to plan the perfect trip! From what jabs to get, to how much money you’ll spend and if travel insurance is worth it, this is an essential read…

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Sustainable Travel and ‘Voluntourism’ – What’s the Crack? We Get Advice From The Experts at The Bamboo Project…

Sustainable Travel and ‘Voluntourism’ – What’s the Crack? We Get Advice From The Experts at The Bamboo Project…

In recent years, some travel companies have attempted to bridge the ‘gap’ between having a good time whilst you travel and putting something back into the communities you visit. ‘Voluntourism’ has become a buzz word. But are these companies all that they are cracked up to be? We caught up with Mark and Steve, founders of ‘The Bamboo Project,’ a company that puts backpackers in touch with sustainable NGO projects in SE Asia to get some answers…

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Revealed! Your 100 Best Moments of 2014 and Our Two Lucky Competition Winners!

Revealed! Your 100 Best Moments of 2014 and Our Two Lucky Competition Winners!

On Christmas Eve, we asked you to share with us your Best Travel Moments of 2014. The response was incredible. From special moments shared with locals, friends and family amidst spectacular landscapes to homecomings, close encounters with nature, solo spiritual moments… and many more! Read these special travel moments and be inspired to hitch on that backpack… oh and we reveal the two winners of our competition!

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Competition! Your 100 Best Travel Moments of 2014

Competition! Your 100 Best Travel Moments of 2014

Watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia? Or seeing a whale shark whilst diving in Koh Tao, Thailand? It can be so difficult to choose your best travel moment of the year – there have been so many right? So what if we asked you to choose just one? Just one exquisite moment that will remain in your mind forever… what would it be?

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The Hostel Revolution: Luxury Hostels of South East Asia…

The Hostel Revolution: Luxury Hostels of South East Asia…

Hostels in South East Asia have come a long way in the past 10 years. Backpacking through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia – you’d generally expect to stay in some pretty dodgy places along the way. Nowadays however, it’s a very different story. A wave of luxury hostels is washing over the popular region and turning the world of backpacking around. You no longer have to compromise on adventure and comfort – lucky budget travelers can now have both!

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