Posts Tagged with "thailand"

Sustainable Travel and ‘Voluntourism’ – What’s the Crack? We Get Advice From The Experts at The Bamboo Project…

Friday, January 9, 2015

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Sustainable Travel and ‘Voluntourism’ – What’s the Crack? We Get Advice From The Experts at The Bamboo Project…

In recent years, some travel companies have attempted to bridge the ‘gap’ between having a good time whilst you travel and putting something back into the communities you visit. 'Voluntourism' has become a buzz word. But are these companies all that they are cracked up to be? We caught up with Mark and Steve, founders of ‘The Bamboo Project,’ a company that puts backpackers in touch with sustainable NGO projects in SE Asia to get some answers...

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The Hostel Revolution: Luxury Hostels of South East Asia…

Monday, December 15, 2014

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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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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

Friday, October 17, 2014

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Backpackers! Give A Little Respect…

My mum always told me from a young age: "Treat people the way you want to be treated". This quote is very true. So why do people tend to forget this when they travel? Backpacker Ambassador Alesha Bradford highlights some of the do's, don'ts and 'absolute don'ts!' of backpacking in South East Asia...

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

Friday, June 27, 2014

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

There’s the old cliché that backpackers travel to ‘find themselves’. In South East Asia, particularly Thailand, many travelers like to experiment with yoga and meditation in an attempt to still their mind and discover what it is that they really want out of life. We meet local Thai native, Bhud, owner of the Xhale Yoga School, located in the beautiful Pai Valley to find out more about daily life on a meditation retreat...

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

Saturday, May 31, 2014

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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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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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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