Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

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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Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

Just Arrived Home? 5 Ways to Defeat Post SEA Backpacker Blues…

In 2013 I squished my life into a backpack, caught a one way flight to Bangkok and spent four months exploring the magical countries of South East Asia. I set off on my journey with a complete sense of freedom, with no set plans or deadlines. However, this article isn’t about me reminiscing about my incredible time in South East Asia, mainly because, if I did, I’ll probably end up crying in to my pillow when I get home! Instead, I wanted to talk about life after your Asia backpacking adventures.

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10 Weird Things that Happen When You Come Home After Long Term Travel…

10 Weird Things that Happen When You Come Home After Long Term Travel…

Coming back home from a long stint backpacking can be very strange indeed. At times you feel like an alien in your own country! (Cue Sting). You’ve forgotten so much about what ‘normal’ life back home is like and you’ve picked up many weird habits while you’ve been away. Are you still the same person that you once were? Here are 10 symptoms of extreme reverse culture shock…

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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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