Asia

The best place to start planning your tour of South East Asia is the Stray Travel blog. Our team of passionate travellers has created heaps of blog posts to tell you what to do and see in Asia. Start reading and start planning. As always, we're looking forward to welcoming you on board one of the Stray Asia tours.

The Elephant in the Room

By Emily / 6 April 2017

Elephants have long since been my favourite animals. I am not sure what attracts me to them but I know my first teddy was an Elephant called Ellie and I still have him 23 years on. For those heading to Southeast Asia the opportunity to meet one of these majestic gentle giants if often quite high […]

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Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

By Emily / 30 March 2017

We’ve all been there. You’ve booked your trip to Asia, and then you start thinking about it as it’s fast becoming a reality. What will it be like there? Will I eat weird food? Will it be safe? Do I need to speak any of the language? Well, fear not, we have the answers for […]

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Stray Days – Stories from the Road – Straying with Jeremy!

By Emily / 13 March 2017

This month we’re straying with Jeremy, a Canadian guy who’s always got a grin on his face! He has just finished 3 months travelling Stray Asia on the Lot pass.

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Why You Can’t Miss Kampot

By Emily / 10 March 2017

Its all systems go at the moment for Cambodia. Year upon year, tourism is increasing and travellers are discovering new hip and interesting places to visit. The first thing people think of when Cambodia comes to mind is Angkor Wat, and rightly so, these ancient ruins are the world’s largest religious site, and one of […]

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10 Epic Pictures of Cambodia

By Emily / 5 March 2017

You might have island hopped in Thailand, motorbiked through Vietnam and cruised down a river in Laos, but now it’s time to head to Cambodia! We could spend days talking about the things that make this country so special but we all know that pictures speak a thousand words…

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5 Reasons To Visit Cambodia

By Emily / 27 February 2017

It may be towards the end of the busiest tourist season in Cambodia, but there is never really a bad time to visit this country. With its popularity growing more and more, it’s easy to see how and why Cambodia is on many travellers’ bucket lists. I mean, if your main tourist attraction is rated […]

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5 Foods You Must Eat in Vietnam

By Emily / 20 February 2017

Vietnamese food is becoming increasingly popular worldwide now and with good reason. As with other Asian cuisines, the focus is on yin and yang, delicately balancing sweetness with sourness, and saltiness with fresh fragrant herbs. However, the Vietnamese are experts and the rise in popularity of their food in Western culture illustrates this. What to […]

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The Hidden and Outer Temples of Angkor

By Emily / 1 February 2017

I was lucky enough to have more than one day to explore the temples around Siem Reap, something I would highly recommend if you have time. With extra time to explore to my heart’s content, I chose to book onto an Angkor ‘Outer Temple’ tour (I booked through the Stray recommended ‘Hostel 543‘). Outer Temple […]

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10 Things to do in Luang Prabang

By Emily / 20 December 2016

Luang Prabang surely will be one of your highlights traveling through Laos. Luang Prabang is a city in the north of Laos and famous for its cultural and religious sights, as well as its French Colonial influenced architecture. If you are planning to tick another great UNESCO World Heritage site off your bucket list, you […]

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Need to Know Customs and Etiquette in Myanmar

By Emily / 15 December 2016

“Different countries, different customs.” Before travelling in a new country it is always good to familiarise yourself with the local customs and etiquette. What we consider normal behaviour at home isn’t always perceived in the same fashion outside our borders. Myanmar is a country rich in culture, traditions and beliefs, and there are a few […]

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Stray Days – stories from the road. Straying with Rebecca!

By Emily / 9 November 2016

This month we’re Straying with Rebecca Mussenden from England. Rebecca graduated from law school and then decided to put down the books and travel the world. Over the course of 4 months, Rebecca Strayed with us in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and New Zealand – everywhere you can Stray, she Strayed!! Now she has the […]

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What does the death of Thailand’s King mean for travellers?

By Emily / 18 October 2016

Thailand is in mourning after the death of their beloved King Bhumibol who passed away last Thursday, 13 October. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej ruled Thailand for over 70 years after ascending to the throne at 18 years old. King Bhumibol was a caring ruler who worked hard for his people and also played a […]

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Stray Days – stories from the road. Straying with Brett!

By Emily / 10 October 2016

This month we’re Straying with Brett Hudson from New Zealand who recently got off the beaten track in Vietnam on the Dong Pass. Brett is the CEO of Stray. He strongly believes all Stray staff should get on the buses and experience our tours like our passengers do at least once a year. Every time we do, we come […]

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Stray New Zealand travellers digging at Hot Water Beach, Coromandel.

10 Things you didn’t know about Myanmar

By Emily / 3 October 2016

As Myanmar has opened its doors to tourism we’ve been able to get a glimpse at the life of the Burmese people. You probably know that watching the sun rise over the temples is Bagan is a ‘must-do’ and that you can’t miss visiting Inle Lake. You may even know that a lot of the […]

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Stray Days – stories from the road. Straying with Kelly!

By Emily / 5 September 2016

This month we’re Straying with Kelly Moodie from Canada who recently got off the beaten track in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia on the Mekong Pass. What would you say to yourself one month before took the Stray Bus? Pack lightly and make sure to leave room for a pair of elephant pants (or several) clothes in Asia are […]

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