Backpacking 101: First-Timer Guide to Exploring Asia

Posted by on November 1, 2014

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When you hear the word “backpacking”, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Asia. And why not? It’s cheaper compared to Africa and Europe. Yet, you can get first-class service and accommodation whenever you please. Plus, you have so many places to choose from.

So where can you go when you want to backpack around Asia? Here are some suggestions you can use:

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Cambodia

When you want to travel time and explore a place that’s rich in history, then visit Cambodia. This country is also considered the most affordable destination for backpackers and budget travelers wanting an exhilarating kind of adventure. However, because it is also one of the poorest in Asia, you have to be a little more patient when it comes to transportation and other modern amenities you might be used to having. But apart from that, backpacking in Cambodia will be an experience you won’t ever forget. This is because its historical sights and natural wonders are just unlike any other.

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Thailand

Just like Cambodia, the Land of Smiles is considered a relatively cheap destination for those wanting to explore this part of the world. But what makes Thailand quite famous among backpackers, especially Europeans and Americans, is that it’s teeming with breath-taking beaches and sceneries. Plus, you can find everything you are looking for in a backpacking adventure, from cheap hostels to inexpensive eateries and more.

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India

If you’re looking for a place with admirable diversity, then you have to travel to India. Its religion, culture and tradition will astound you. Plus, they have some of the best tourist spots in this side of the world. Although you might have heard of unpleasant stories about India, there are several safe zones you can check out. These include Goa, Hampi and Manali, among others. This country also has plenty of interesting and captivating sights that await every backpacker hungry for a unique experience. If that’s not enough to convince you to visit here, then perhaps the fact it is one of the cheapest countries to travel to will. Apart from the countries mentioned above, there’s also Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and many more. Be sure to read up on other travel tips on our site.

30111378_b039da2191_zBackpacking 101: First-Timer Guide to Exploring Asia photos by Hermanus Backpackers (first 3 photos) and Carol Schaffer (last photo above).

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