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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

Living and traveling abroad can be an experience of a lifetime, and the experiences to be had can teach you much more about reality than you’d ever learn in a classroom. From traveling solo to learning to live alone, one of our Ambassadors, Eliza, shares 10 things she’s learned from spending the past two years living and teaching in Thailand.

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Top 10 Things To Do in and Around Hanoi, Vietnam

Top 10 Things To Do in and Around Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam’s bustling, atmospheric capital Hanoi is crammed with interesting pursuits for the curious backpacker, from dodging motorbikes in the Old Quarter to sampling unique street food cuisine and even visiting the embalmed body of one of the world’s most famous Communist leaders – there’s a lot to write in your travel diary! With so much to delight your senses we helped you boil it down to the top 10 things not to miss while in this undeniably electric city!

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Flying in South East Asia: 5 Tips for Choosing Flights Over Buses for Cheaper Shorter Journeys!

Flying in South East Asia: 5 Tips for Choosing Flights Over Buses for Cheaper Shorter Journeys!

Here’s the secret that you realize once you’ve lived or travelled in South East Asia a bit, flights are cheap. Sometimes a mere 30 dollars can turn an overnight bus journey into a short one-hour plane ride! Check out our top five tips for flying around South East Asia, and turn a sweaty night on a bus into a full day catching some rays at the beach!

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Pot Holes and Rice Fields: A Journey Through Cambodia’s Center

Pot Holes and Rice Fields: A Journey Through Cambodia’s Center

We travel to realize the basic power of connection, through chance encounters we are able to loose our carefully crafted identities and simply relate to each other as human beings. Photographer Dylan Goldby takes us on a journey away from Cambodia’s capitol Phnom Penh, into the heart of the country, and introduces us to a part of South East Asia not typically travelled.

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A ‘Wannabe’ Flashpacker Guide to South East Asia – 10 Unmissable Moments

A ‘Wannabe’ Flashpacker Guide to South East Asia – 10 Unmissable Moments

Do you want to backpack South East Asia but the thought of ‘roughing it’ is freaking you out? Don’t panic! There are ways you can keep your trip on budget with a touch of class and sophistication. This post gives every ‘wannabe’ Flashpacker the tips you need in order to add some Asian glamour in to your life.

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Event Review: Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 2014

Event Review: Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 2014

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival of ceremonial offerings, devotional piercings, and a variety of ritual cleansing celebrated by the Tamil Indian communities. This year, S.E.A. Ambassador, Ben Turland was lucky enough to land in Malaysia right in time for Thaipusam. He took in the sights with his wife and gives us the low down on what it was like to experience this spectacular event.

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