10 Tips on How to Successfully Haggle in Asia

10 Tips on How to Successfully Haggle in Asia

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A lot of travelers all over the world choose Asia as their destination because of 2 major things; firstly, the rich culture is absolutely liberating; second, the cost of living is cheaper than in most western countries. If you are equipped with great haggling skills, then it’s not surprising that you’d be carrying loads of local items and delicacies – and …

A Filipino Wanderluster’s Perks of Being in the Middle East

A Filipino Wanderluster’s Perks of Being in the Middle East

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Back in August 2008, in the Philippines, when I got my heart badly broken, I started my addiction with traveling. Experiencing a different place was my drug; somehow it eased my pains and my sorrows. It detached me from reality that time, the reality that I was actually torn apart. All of those trips were mostly regional and undocumented, and …

An Interview with Nikki Scott of South East Asia Backpacker Magazine

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“Don’t let doubts or worries stop you doing what you really want to do. Don’t think you have anything to lose by travel. You have only to gain. ” – Nikki Scott Because someone yearned for more than what she already knows. Because someone is humbled to realize that there is so much that she didn’t know. And because someone …

When in Southeast Asia: 10 Places to Get Stuck

10 Places to Get Stuck in South East Asia

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There you are: sitting behind a desk, frantically replying to emails, when that feeling strikes again. That sensation of being stuck, of wanting to run away. We’ve all been there. Here’s a virtual vacation to chase the cubicle blues. 10. Pai, Thailand The entire town has conspired to make this the love capital of Thailand; love is simply everywhere! You …

Best Beers in South East Asia

Best Beers in South East Asia

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What is the best part about the Asian heat? Downing a good beer to combat it, of course! And for research, we tried the beers listed here at least once (or maybe seven times?) while in South East Asia. You may call it alcoholism, but we prefer “acquiring useful cultural knowledge” by learning the history of these pilsners. And we had …

Things We Miss About backpacking South East Asia 11

Things We Miss About Traveling around South East Asia

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We had the privilege to travel 8 South East Asian countries this past summer, and let us tell you, it was a complete life-changing trip! Coming back home made us realize that some of the best experiences we had would only happen in Asia, like eating at food stalls, learning some deep culture and haggling skills, and always living life …

South East Asia Backpacking Route (2 months itinerary)

My South East Asia Backpacking Route when I was a Newbie Traveler (2 months itinerary)

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I was planning to be a low-cost typical Asian backpacker but ended up spending way more than my budget since I’ve been hanging out with mostly Europeans who find Asia very cheap- but no regrets, I really had a great time and still having a blast! In, 01 July 2013, was my 11th day in Koh Pah Ngan, Southern Thailand, …

Female Travellers Beware! Reasons On Gaining Weight While On The Road

Female Travellers Beware! Reasons On Gaining Weight While On The Road

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I was given many warnings about travelling before I started my journey – Liam Neeson’s movie “Taken” style kidnap and human trafficking; Con Artists and Delhi Belly to name a few but nobody warned me of the one true danger of being a female backpacker.  Note: This post doesn’t intend to offend readers; Just sharing my personal experience.  Before embarking …