Of all the ways to travel, backpacking has to be one of the most exciting around. The real beauty of backpacking is that you can more or less wander as a free person, come and go as you please, and (usually) spend a lot less money than travelling in many other ways. But for all its joys and advantages, there are also a number of challenges inherent in this mode of travel. It is not for the light-hearted or the underprepared, and there are many things you should consider before heading off. Let’s think about some of the ways that you can ensure you have a much better time while backpacking.
When people visit South East Asia, most travellers decide to check out Thailand or Vietnam. For whatever reason, many people overlook the idea of going to Cambodia. Maybe it’s because they heard terrible stories about the government during the early 1980s? Who knows? Cambodia is a nation of people who have recently experienced a great tragedy. More than half of the country’s population was killed during the reign of a communist government under the instruction of Pol Pot. You can research him yourself. However the country is seeing somewhat of a resurgence and today, we’re taking a look at why Cambodia is set to become the next big backpacking destination.
Don’t you just hate it when you get to your destination and realise you forgot your toothbrush? I know right? Even if you have packed everything and cant think of anything else, you always leave the house thinking you have left something behind and you wont realise until you arrive at your destination! Well luckily for you, to avoid any packing based mishaps or anxiety, I’ve compiled this list for y’all so you don’t forget anything on your travels. So print this off, tick off the items below and you’ll have sparkly teeth and charged up electricals for your whole journey!
This blog has been steadily growing recently – I’ve been putting more and more effort into it (I’ve even set up an Instagram account!) and hopefully it is showing!
There’s a lot I want to do with this blog and I’m starting to plan these things out and actually get off my butt to do them! So here’s your comprehensive guide to whats coming up in the next few months!
So you’ve probably noticed I post about South East Asia – A lot! That’s because its a dope ass place that I can’t get enough of and dope ass mo fo’s like yourself need to experience it to! I’ve posted why you should visit Asia and I hope I’ve convinced you to give it a try. If you’re thinking of going, here are some tips that are specific to Asian countries that might help you survive in at least two pieces.
A couple of years back I spent an amazing month in Thailand. Throughout my time there I fell in love with a completely different culture which is bonkers, beautiful nature, great people and food that was SO GOOD. Thailand is also ridiculously cheap compared to the west; try £3 for a slap up meal that will stuff you and £10 a night for a 3 star hotel.
Vietnam is a country on wonders. The country has an enthralling history involving the west and Its scenery ranges from dense mountainous jungle to white sandy beaches. Vietnam is a great country to travel as it is thin and tall so you can pretty much travel it in a continuous route along the coast with not much backtracking.