Posts Tagged with "history"

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5 Comments

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...

Continue reading...

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Thursday, September 23, 2010

3 Comments

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Breathtaking and awe-inspiring, Angkor Wat will astound even the most unlikely of backpackers. Beer guzzlers are turned into Culture Vulture’s overnight as Chang Vests are replaced with ones that say ‘Angkor Wat is f**ing amazing!’ Hailed as one of the most magnificent examples of architecture ever created, it’s a site not to be missed for all travellers in South East Asia.

Continue reading...

A Very Short History of Dreadlocks

Sunday, August 29, 2010

7 Comments

A Very Short History of Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks are a popular fashion statement for many backpackers in South East Asia, but where does the trend come from? From dreadlocked Egyptian Mummies, to Hindu Holy Men and Rastafarians, we look back at the roots of this unique hairstyle!

Continue reading...