Stop Tubing in Laos and Do This Instead…

By Macca Sherifi Laos is famous for fun, and the once-quiet mountain town of Vang Vieng has become one of the world’s party capitals. But there’s more to this town than getting lashed. Located in the middle of northern...

The Best of South East Asia

The Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos tour of South East Asia is a tried and tested route for backpackers the world over. Typically, this involves hitting the capital cities (Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Hanoi), soaking up the rays on a couple of Thai beaches and...

How to See the Best of Laos & Cambodia in 3 Weeks

By Neil Barnes, Backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk
South East Asia is a dream destination for many, but some can find it difficult to make travelling there a reality. So long is the journey from places like the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New...

9 Burning Questions about Myanmar Travel Answered

What’s it like to go backpacking in Myanmar? The country (formerly known as Burma, and still referred to as that in the west) has been pretty much untouched by tourism since a military coup 20 years ago, but visits have been picking...

5 Unexpected Reasons to Visit Thailand

Today’s guest poster is Sophie Rosenblatt The beautiful beaches of Phuket and amazing temples in Bangkok are what usually draw travellers to Thailand. It’s exotic, inexpensive and strikingly beautiful, particularly in the north. While Thailand can appeal to wealthy tourists seeking...

What is the Rath Yatra Hindu Festival?

– Written by Victoria Philpott Rath Yatra is celebrated by Hindus around the world every year. On 10th July 2013 the biggest celebration begins in Puri, India. Also known as Ratha Yatra, Ratha-Yatra, Rathyatra and the Chariot Festival, the carnival commemorates...