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South East Asia Backpacker Magazine

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How to pack a backpack like a pro athlete Matador Ambassador Katie Lambert. Image by Ben Ditto. Learning to pack well allows travel to unfold more freely. Matador Ambassadors share their tricks. LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE, packing is a progression. Sapa, Vietnam - Travel Guide, Info & Bookings – Lonely Planet Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa is the one place in the northwest where tourism is booming. It’s now firmly on the European and North American package tour circuit, and well-equipped trekkers toting lightweight walking sticks and wearing technical all-weather gear are a common sight around town. The town is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days. The town overlooks a plunging valley of cascading rice terraces, with mountains towering above on all sides.

25 tips for backpacking around South East Asia Serene monks on mobile phones and corrupt politicians in limousines. Stinking traffic jams and stunning deserted beaches. Ancient ruins and gleaming skyscrapers. Armani suits and subsistence farmers. 5 Mobile Phone Chargers for Backpackers on the Go 5 Mobile Phone Chargers for Backpackers on the Go When out of the house on a backpacking trip, bringing along your cell phone is a reasonable precaution. The problem is that most phones don’t hold their charge for more than a day or two. With a solar mobile phone charger you can keep your battery filled, and still enjoy the isolation of the wilderness.

Hanoi's French Quarter If you need a break from the chaos of Old Quarter, wander down to Hanoi’s French Quarter, where wide open streets, majestic buildings and high-end hotels, restaurants and shops await. The centrepiece of Hanoi’s French Quarter. Hanoi’s French Quarter lies to the southeast of Hoan Kiem lake. In the late 19th century, when the French occupied Hanoi, they demolished many of the old Vietnamese buildings and replaced them with imposing French-style villas.

Cambodia Jeep Tours - 15 Days Jeep Safari Tourcode: JT15dGT An exciting 15 days jeep safari straight through Cambodia with authentic American A2-jeeps. Away from the paved roads, experience the thrill of driving around Cambodia yourself! Tom’s Super Guide To Planning A Trip Backpacking Through Europe TweetTweet Welcome To The Complete Guide To Planning A European Backpacking Trip There is so much information out there on the internet, and I personally think a lot of it is complete junk. I want this article to be the NUMBER ONE resource when it comes to backpacking through Europe. It will be informative, helpful, and most importantly, NOT junk! With this guide I want you to have a few ‘aha’ moments or maybe a few ‘that’s a good idea’ moments.

Hotel Elite, best hotel in Hanoi in the French Quarter - Hanoi Elite Hotel, Hanoi Traveller Reviews We stayed last may 2012 in Hotel Elite in Hanoi. Absolute a wonderful experience. They picked us up from the airport. The first impression was overwhelming as the street were the hotel is located is too narrow to allow cars, and the crossing were you need to get out of the car looks like a disorganized mess, with scooters flying by, people cooking their food on the corner, taxi rushing by...mayhem!!! When you enter the hotel it is an oasis of rest, peace and quietness, airco on and you first need to sit down and you are offered a nice refresshing drink.... The reception staff booked us our trip to SAPA, arranged all!

Worldwide short-term EFL-ESL jobs Teaching contracts for less than one year are not difficult to find, though they tend to come and go quickly. For that reason we have listed here two websites with good search functions for short-term teaching jobs and several schools that have a history of hiring people into positions of six months or less. has a search function for short-term summer jobs - the positions are usually in the UK or China. The search is built into this link: Summer Jobs The Ultimate Round the World Travel Packing List I wanted to make a quick and easy round the world travel packing list visual for girls. This 15 piece packing list can be used for trips of varied duration and climate. Use the items shown as a visual guide to create your own perfect travel wardrobe. Please visit this page for the complete Round-the-World Packing List. Want to shop the items shown in the OPTION 1 RTW packing list?

Hidden Hanoi - Would you like to see through the clouds of incense and understand the religious beliefs behind Vietnam’s colourful temples and pagodas? Or plunge into Hanoi’s labyrinth of streets, knowing you won’t get lost? Why not try the delicious array of local street food and learn what it is and what to call it next time? Our completely fluent guides are guaranteed to communicate their enthusiasm for Vietnamese culture as well as their knowledge of the city.