The enchanting town of Battambang, just a few hours away by bus from Siem Reap, is often overlooked by travellers who either skip it entirely or stop off for a whistle-stop tour. Stay for a few days and you’ll quickly discover the hidden charms this charming town has to offer...
The enchanting town of Battambang just a few hours away by bus

Battambang - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Jim Mcgill
Tiana Dewar
Karen Jackson
Four Thousand Islands in Laos, definitely one of the best places to relax in a hammock in Southeast Asia! Where are the most relaxing spots you've found to chill out and do absolutely NOTHING in Southeast Asia?
Four Thousand Islands in Laos definitely one of the best places to

Four Thousand Islands - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Melanie Elmer
Paulina Szatkowska
Andy Ní Bhriain
We've all had those incredible moments in Southeast Asia... spontaneous, crazy encounters or experiences that you'll remember forever!

Read this article by Alex Sinclair Lack, and then share with us YOUR unique moments in Southeast Asia. Write in the comments below, tweet or instagram using the hashtag #SEAsiaMoments and we'll share the best moments in a new article!
Weve all had those incredible moments in Southeast Asia spontaneous crazy encounters

Unique Moments in Southeast Asia You'll Never Forget...

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Where next after Southeast Asia? Have you ever thought about visiting the island nation of Taiwan? Here are some jolly good reasons why you should!
Where next after Southeast Asia Have you ever thought about visiting the

Taiwan - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Think Thailand is just too touristy these days? Think again! There are loads of places where you won't find a backpacker drinking a bucket! How many of these places have you visited?
Think Thailand is just too touristy these days Think again There are

A Quirky Side to Thailand... 10 Unexpected Highlights Overlooked by Backpackers - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Paul Milburn
Kim MakeGràthelaw Clover
Lee Wilson
Four years ago today! What wonderful encounters we've had over the years with South East Asia Backpacker Magazine!
Four years ago today What wonderful encounters weve had over the years
Where are some of the best places you've hired a motorbike or a scooter in Asia? We hired a "scooty" (as they call them in Nepal!) yesterday in Pokhara, but the roads are so pot-holed and stoney that it was a very VERY bumpy ride!
Where are some of the best places youve hired a motorbike or
Holly Mottershead
Ashley M. Graham
Jordan Worrall
Gone are the days of waiting a week, when we return home, for our travel photos to develop so that we can drool over images and relive memories from our holidays. Remember that?!

From analog cameras to the days of smart phones and instant gratification... have we lot something in the process?

Article by Magdalena Szczoczarz photography.
Gone are the days of waiting a week when we return home

Is Analog Photography Still Valuable in a Digital World? One Traveller Thinks So!

southeastasiabackpacker.com
1. Have some friends blast music in the next room. If you know someone with a rooster, place it outside your window for the night. This is a good start.

... and other ways to prepare for life as a backpacker in South East Asia! Cockadoodle dooooooooo!
1 Have some friends blast music in the next room If you

10 Ways to Prepare For Life as a Backpacker - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Ines Indrati
Karliene Vos
Richie Gumbo Moochalini
Are you gearing up to spend May in Southeast Asia?

Check out the not-to-be missed festivals in May across the region! If you're going to an event that we haven't mentioned, let us know and we'll add it to our ever-growing list!

(Featured Image: Boun Bang Fai Rocket Festival in Laos & Isaan!)
Are you gearing up to spend May in Southeast Asia

The Biggest Events and Festivals in Southeast Asia in May

southeastasiabackpacker.com
David Cumming
More true backpacker moments!

Thanks to Melissa Edie for sharing this photo from Gili Trawangan taken last year. Perfect romantic beach sunset vs. the queue to take the photo! Have you got a true travel moment from SE Asia to share? #truetravelmoment
More true backpacker moments Thanks to Melissa Edie for sharing this photo
Darren Hillsmith
Kimberley Schut
Lizette Malmborg
Been to Bali? Done all three Gili Islands? Why not take a four-day swashbuckling adventure from Lombok to Flores, stopping by to say hello to some Komodo Dragons along the way!

Check out this article by traveller, Jennifer Poole, of her experience during the boat trip...
Been to Bali Done all three Gili Islands Why not take a

A Four-Day Sailing Adventure From Lombok to Flores, Indonesia

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Sebastian Sharp
Sarah Handley
Marc-Olivier Côté
At the beginning of this year, we took a Yoga Teacher Training Course in Goa, India and after a challenging month became qualified Yoga Teachers! Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher whilst in Asia?

Read more about taking a TTC here, including the school where we gained our certificates, Parimukti Yoga.
At the beginning of this year we took a Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Apparently this is Not Fake News! Maya Bay AKA 'The Beach' will be closed for tourists June - October. Bad news for backpackers, but good news for the corals that the authorities are trying to protect...
Apparently this is Not Fake News Maya Bay AKA The Beach will

Ao Maya to be closed to all outsiders as of June until October - Thai PBS English News

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th
Jessy Momiy
Michael Miszczak
Pearl Orient
Here's our list of the 10 best festivals in Southeast Asia! Which have you been to? What would you add to this list?
Heres our list of the 10 best festivals in Southeast Asia Which

The Best Events and Festivals in Southeast Asia - Your 'What's On' Guide

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Maria Vinzon
Adr Roe
David Phillips
Kenrick Agustin
Carina Maria
Ray Icevdo
It's almost Friday night in Southeast Asia. That = Beer and Curry time! Now, which to choose....
It's almost Friday night in Southeast Asia That = Beer and Curry time Now which to choose

The Backpacker Beer and Curry Guide to South East Asia - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Sean Ray
Mathew Adam Stones
Mande Scott
We've yet to see those snowy peaks due to cloudy rainy days, but it's still beautiful anyway! Here's where we're spending the month of April. Nepal!
Weve yet to see those snowy peaks due to cloudy rainy days

Nepal - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Paul Holmes
No money to travel? Once you've paid out for the flight and travel insurance, daily life in Southeast Asia can be cheaper than you ever thought! Check out our tips for saving money whilst you travel!
No money to travel Once youve paid out for the flight and

10 Budget Busting Tips for Backpackers! - South East Asia Backpacker

southeastasiabackpacker.com
Luke Markham
Jim James
Jim Mcgill