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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.

How to Get Off The Beaten Track In Cambodia: See More Than Just Popular Tourist Attractions

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 2 May 2017

Cambodia is a country a little bit behind Thailand in terms of tourism and infrastructure, but with each passing year things seem to be slowly on the up and up. There is more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat or any of the other attractions you’ve heard of too. It’s time to get off the beaten […]

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

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 19 April 2017

This month we’re Straying with Remy-Leigh McCoy Glendinning from England. He wanted to escape the daily routine of work, so he dropped everything and travelled to Asia. Check out his story.

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The elephant in the room… Elephant experiences in Asia: yes or no?

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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 is often quite […]

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Expert Advice For Your First Time In Southeast Asia

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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 languages? Well, fear not, we have the answers for […]

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

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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 on a Stray Asia tour.

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Bypass major tourist attractions and head over to Kampot: a truly unique experience in Cambodia

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 10 March 2017

Cambodia is so much more than major tourist attractions, like Angkor Wat. Bypass all that, or at least put it to the side for one day and experience Kampot, a place not to be missed. Decked out with rural terrain, lakes and nearby mountains, Kampot certainly is a place that lives within its natural surroundings.

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5 Reasons To Visit Cambodia: Now’s the Time to Visit this Highly-Rated Destination

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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.

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My tasty tips for Travelling Foodies: 5 Vietnamese Foods You Have to Try on your Next Trip

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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.

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My visit to the hidden and outer temples of Angkor: an amazing and unique experience in Siem Reap

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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 an Angkor ‘Outer Temple’ tour.

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10 Things To Do in Luang Prabang to Make it the Best Experience of your Laos Trip!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 20 December 2016

Luang Prabang surely will be one of your highlights travelling through Laos. Wondering what to do in Luang Prabang? Here is a list of my 10 favourite places and activities in Luang Prabang.

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The Most Important Info You Need to Know about Customs and Etiquette in Myanmar

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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.

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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 from England. 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!

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

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 10 October 2016

This month we’re Straying with Brett Hudson from New Zealand who recently got off the beaten track in Vietnam on a Stray bus pass.

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10 Things you didn’t know about Myanmar

By Emily / 3 October 2016

You probably know that watching the sunrise 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 architecture is British Colonial style, but did you know these things?

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

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 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 a Stray Asia Tour.

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