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Asia Madness and FIFA World Cup -- Backpacking Tips Asia, Issue #006
July 07, 2010


Summertime and FIFA World Cup has hit my city hard and it feels great! World Cup has of course spread the madness across Asia, resulting in illegal gambling and increased alcohol sale.

And speaking of madness, ever since I got back from Thailand and Cambodia in May (this year), I’ve been updating and adding new articles like crazy. Koh Tao (Thailand) has been added to the site, and old articles about Bangkok and Koh Phangan have been updated.

Enjoy! ;-)


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Issue # 6 -- July 7, 2010


1) What’s new on (includes updates from the recent backpacking trip in Thailand and Cambodia)

2) Travel Photo of the Month

3) What were last month’s Top 10 Articles?

4) Travel Articles from across the web

5) Travel News (includes World Cup News for Thailand)

6) Fun Travel Stuff

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1) What's New on Backpacking Tips Asia?

Travel Contest

Since I put up the travel contest, contributions have been made. Eric introduces you to Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand.

What is the best way to stay healthy while traveling

The Amazing Chameleon Clock Tower in Chiang Rai, Thailand

A Unique Thailand Walking Street Shopping

10 Blissful Thailand Traveling Tips

To share a travel experience, tips or stories, visit Share Your Travel Secrets. Very nice travel goodies are waiting for YOU! ;-)

New articles:

In the beginning of May, me and my boyfriend visited the charming island of Koh Tao in Thailand. I’ve heard so much about it, so why not stop by? ;-) The island is so small that we could walk from south to mid-west in 40 minutes, and the food, snorkeling, and atmosphere were great! Here’s an introduction to Koh Tao and how to get there:

Thailand Beaches of Koh Tao

Here are suggestions to where you can stay in Baan Kao beach and Mae Haad Bay in Koh Tao:

Thailand Budget Accommodation in Koh Tao

Personal reviews and ideas to where you can crash for the night in Sihanoukville, Cambodia:

Sihanoukville Accommodation

After we visited Koh Tao, we took the trip to lovely Koh Phangan. When we arrived there, I had totally forgotten how beautiful it looks… This time we stayed in Had Yao beach (west of Koh Phangan).

Had Yao Beach in Koh Phangan

We tried the elephant riding in Koh Phangan!

Elephant Rides Thailand (Koh Phangan)


My page about accommodation in Bangkok has been updated. I’ve updated the review of “My House” and added a review of “Sawasdee Krungthep Inn,” located in the backpacker area of Banglamphu.

Bangkok Accomodation

Latest Contributions from Visitors:

Kerala, India

Masada Backpacker Guesthouse in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


2) Travel Photo of the Month

Welcome to Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India!

How to get there: You can choose between ships (about 3 days) or airplane. Flights to Port Blair (capital of Andaman & Nicobar) leave the cities of New Delhi, Calcutta, Vishakapatnam and Chennai. Among the airlines you can use: Jet Airways and Kingfisher Air.

3) What were last month’s Top 10 Articles?

1) Chiang Mai Tattoo

2) Kuala Lumpur Nightlife

3) Backpacking Packing List

4) Backpacking Route Planner

5) A Useful Backpacking checklist covering 6 months ahead

6) Review of the Half Moon Party on Koh Pha Ngan

7) Traveling Alone in Asia

8) My Great Experiences from Bodghaya, How I was Invited to an Indian Wedding

9) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

10) Thailand Culture


4) Travel Articles from across the Web

You have to check this article out, it's just...weird...!

Weirdest Asian posts of 2009

Why it's not crazy for working professionals to quit their jobs and travel the world

Backpacking After Baby (it's never too late)

5 Ways Travelers can Avoid Being Caught with Drugs

8 Jobs that Make you Feel Like a Traveler


5) Travel News


Asia -- Prevention and treatment of artemisinin-resistant falciparum malaria

FIFA World Cup has reached Asia:

Bangkok Police Nab 259 People for World Cup Gambling

Inmates from Bangkok's Klong Prem Central Prison are having their own World Cup

Where to watch the World Cup in Bangkok


6) Fun Travel Stuff

Photo galleries from Ladakh, India:

Photo Essay Shots from Ladakh

Here's a preview!


Hope you enjoyed this newsletter! See you in August!


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