Posts Tagged with "Tips"

Stuff Backpackers Like. 101 Things…

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Stuff Backpackers Like. 101 Things…

Aaahh.... Backpackersland - where beer is cheap, massage courses are mandatory, coffee is Fair Trade, happy hour lasts all year, yoga is free, beds are abolished in favour of hammocks and no one ever wears shoes. We decided to put together a list of 101 things backpackers like... Can you recognize yourself amidst the list? Can you add any more stuff backpackers like?

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Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Tales from a Motorbike. 6 Tips for Safely Experiencing Freedom in South East Asia!

Cold, wet and with frazzled nerves I rolled up to our hostel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter after having spent the last 36 days and 4,117 km touring Vietnam on a motorbike. The journey took me from Saigon to Hanoi, over to Cat Ba Island then up to Sapa while traversing hilly mountain passes, bone jarring country roads, sketchy highways and chaotic cities. Traveler Frank Guertler is back from his 36 day journey and here he shares his 6 tips so that you can safely enjoy your trip as well!

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Taking it to the Streets! Your Guide to Street Food in South East Asia

Friday, October 21, 2011

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Taking it to the Streets! Your Guide to Street Food in South East Asia

South East Asia is famous for it’s street food, but the sad fact is that many backpackers are either too scared to try it or have no idea what to order or where to start! It’s true with the abundance of stalls selling a huge variety of dishes ranging from curries, soups, noodles and rice dishes to fruit, dried squid, meatballs, kebabs and deep fried snacks - the experience can be overwhelming to say the least. “What will I order? How will I know what I’m eating?” Here are some guidelines to get you started as a street food connoisseur...

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12 Signs of Travel Addiction: South East Asia Style

Monday, August 15, 2011

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12 Signs of Travel Addiction: South East Asia Style

South East Asia junkie and keen writer Roseanne Schwab tells us of an unfortunate consequence of backpacking... A serious condition that can affect both young and old. Symptoms range from mild (uncontrolled drooling during broadcasts of The Travel Channel) to severe (inability to stay in one place for more than 24 hours). Are you suffering from Travel Addiction? Read these 12 signs and find out how severe your case is...

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Don’t Go Backpacking Without It: Your DIY Repair Kit

Monday, August 1, 2011

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Don’t Go Backpacking Without It: Your DIY Repair Kit

Every backpacker needs a repair kit. No matter if your inclinations take you deep into the wilderness, or onto the streets of a developing country. If you travel long or far enough something will inevitably break, wear out, or tear. When it does— you better be prepared. Brian McLaughlin, a keen traveller, writer and inventor, tells us how to prepare for every eventuality by putting together his genius Do-It-Yourself Repair Kit...

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10 Travel Scams to Avoid in South East Asia!

Friday, July 22, 2011

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10 Travel Scams to Avoid in South East Asia!

Although not everyone is trying to con you in South East Asia, there are more than a few backpackers over the years that have fallen prey to ingenious (and not so ingenious) travel scams. Perhaps it is getting ripped off for a few rupee in a taxi or perhaps an elaborate role-play which aims to empty your bank account! Read these tales of pesky tricks, double deals, hoaxes and swindles and learn the signs to look out for to make sure you’re not the next victim…

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