Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

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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10 Must-Try Foods in Myanmar, Burma

10 Must-Try Foods in Myanmar, Burma

Myanmar is not often thought of as the culinary capital of South East Asia. Yet, visitors to this fascinating country, formerly known as Burma, will not only discover authentic culture and picture perfect landscapes, but delicious food too! Backpackers will fall in love with the country and the generous and kind people who cook up some of the most amazing dishes that you have ever tasted…

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Meet the lucky guys behind eOasia: “We try and test every trip! It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!”

Meet the lucky guys behind eOasia: “We try and test every trip! It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!”

If you’re interested in taking the plunge with a dive centre or scaling cliffs with a rock climbing company, you want to make sure that you’re in good hands. How can you be sure that the safety standards are up to scratch and that you are paying the regular & best price? 34-year old French traveler, Florian set up a website called eOasia which helps backpackers to find the best adventure trips in Asia. He and his team try and test every trip! Has he got the best job in the world?

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The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

The Real North Vietnam, Motorbiking to Ninh Binh Province

The majority of backpackers who arrive in Hanoi spend no more than a couple of days here; they visit the war museum; check out Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and get trailed around on one of the notorious hostel bar-crawls.What is often missed, however, are the many, lesser-known day trips available to amazing locations, such as the incredible Ninh Binh Provnce which lies just two hours from Hanoi by motorbike…

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