Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

10 Essential Tips For Public Transport in South East Asia!

10 Essential Tips For Public Transport in South East Asia!

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Transportation, Travel Information

Chicken buses, tuk tuks, songthaews… Whether you’re on the so-called “VIP’ nightbus in Thailand, the public jeepney in Manila, or just learning to handle a scooter, being in transit in South East Asia provides just as many stories as the destinations themselves. Will you ever get there? Here are 10 essential tips on how to cope with the weird and wonderful transport options of South East Asia…

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WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

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Festivals, Indonesia, Yoga & Meditation

This summer we’ve teamed up with Bali Unite to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime South East Asia festival experience! We are offering YOU the chance to win two VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival along with tent accommodation for two people for two nights. Read on to find out more…

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Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

Do Backpackers Smell? 5 Low Maintenance Tips to Keeping up Appearances on the Road…

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Backpacking Life, Samantha Starling, Travel Tips

While travelling, it’s pretty easy to fall into a downwards spiral of laziness when it comes to looking after our appearance. It get’s to the point where clean, nice clothes are a thing of the past and we only wash our hair for a special occasion! But folks – it doesn’t have to be that difficult! Must we conform to that smelly, scruffy backpacker stereotype?

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5 Tips For a Cheap Stay in Singapore, SE Asia’s Most Expensive Stopover

5 Tips For a Cheap Stay in Singapore, SE Asia’s Most Expensive Stopover

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Ambassador, Singapore, Travel Tips

Many backpackers end up stopping over in popular Singapore for a night or a weekend on their way to or from South East Asia, Australia, or even South America. While Singapore is often known for its ritzy hotels and designer shopping malls, thankfully there are also plenty of cheap and cheerful attractions around the thriving metropolis that are well worth checking out…

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On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

On Two Wheels! Country-by-Country Guide To Cycling in South East Asia

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Off The Beaten Track, Transportation, Travel Tips

Have you ever wanted to cycle a continent rather than travel by bus or train? What could be better than the freedom of your own two wheels (and legs) with only the elements (and the occasional crazy motorbike) to contend with. With diverse and spectacular scenery, South East Asia is a haven for cycling enthusiasts. Avid cyclist and blogger, Tom Owen, give us his lowdown on what the riding in each country is like…

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10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers!

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Backpacking Life, Travel Tips

Backpackers get a bad rep for being cheapskates… and sometimes deservedly so. But it’s not all about stealing food from hostels and walking everywhere in broken flip flops in the sweltering heat just to avoid paying for a taxi… Here are some real tips that work to take chunks off your budget!

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