Backpacking, Budget & Independent Travel Information for Southeast Asia

Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

Falling in Love on the Road… Reflections of Relationships on the Go

Love, love, love! Or, more to the point for us generally unencumbered nomads…Love On The Road. And let’s cut to the chase here, shall we? – it’s a tad different to the traditional ‘holiday romance’ (yeah – remember those?!) Writer Karen Farini muses over the complexity of love on the road, it’s unique intricacies, and where that leaves us ready to connect backpackers!

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Road Trippin’ by Motorbike Around Kampot, Cambodia…

Road Trippin’ by Motorbike Around Kampot, Cambodia…

Set alongside the river, the rolling hills of the Cambodian countryside and Mount Bokor is Kampot, a small provincial town where not a lot happens and that’s exactly why I like it. Ambassador Ben Turland recently hopped on the back of his motorbike and explored the surrounding area of Kampot, Cambodia. Here he tells us what he discovered… so you can too!

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What’s going on in Thailand? Advice for Backpackers on the Thai Military Coup

What’s going on in Thailand? Advice for Backpackers on the Thai Military Coup

On May 22nd the Thai Army announced that they had taken over control of the country through a military coup. The two biggest questions that everyone has been asking since then are, “What does this really mean for my upcoming trip to Thailand? And is it true that 7-11s are actually closing?” Our Bangkok Ambassador, Chase Berenson gives us the lowdown on how life in Thailand has been affected by the political situation…

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Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

Don’t Buy that Snake Whiskey! How To Travel Responsibly in South East Asia

With golden temples, sweltering jungles, white sand beaches and diverse cultures, it is little wonder that Southeast Asia draws travellers in droves. However, as with travel in any developing country, it’s particularly important to stay responsible whilst there. Riding an elephant? Buying that snake whiskey souvenir? In Southeast Asia, concerns on responsibility can pop up in the most surprising places. To make sure that you have an enjoyable trip without the a moral hangover, here are some tips.

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Interview: Hitchhiking, Busking & Sleeping in Temples – What was Backpacking South East Asia like 50 Years Ago?

Interview: Hitchhiking, Busking & Sleeping in Temples – What was Backpacking South East Asia like 50 Years Ago?

In an era when love and peace perfumed the air and travellers hopped on hippie buses taking them from Europe overland to Asia, Londoner, Barrie Scott embarked upon what turned into a four year epic adventure (1967-71)! Hitch-hiking, busking, sleeping in a Thai temple with monks, building a boat with some travel buddies and sailing to islands that hadn’t seen foreigners since colonial times, his story sheds light on how the concept of backpacking has changed over the past 50 years. For the better? We ask Barrie what he thinks…

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Same Same But Salsa! From Backpacking South East Asia to South America…

Same Same But Salsa! From Backpacking South East Asia to South America…

Could you backpack forever? Already thinking about where to head next? Some of our team members are currently exploring South America (and starting a whole new backpacker magazine)! If you’re keen to keep on travelling, but can’t believe you’ll find a more beautiful beach or mountain range than you’ve already laid eyes on in South East Asia, don’t fret! We’ve put together a list of places in South America where you’ll feel right at home!

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