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Ultimate guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southeast Asia to help you find the best parties

Ultimate guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southeast Asia to help you find the best parties

Although New Year’s Eve in Asia is actually in April, the locals still think that the Western New Year is a great excuse for a party and you’ll find plenty to do in each of the major cities on the Stray route. Plan your trip so that you end up in one of these party-places on […]

These 3 Places Will Change How You View the World

These 3 Places Will Change How You View the World

The history of Southeast Asia is filled with crucial events and cultural advances. Wars decided the fate of nations and rewrote the continent’s maps, protests rocked governments, and atrocities were committed both by and against the region. Southeast Asia is known for its beauty, cultural diversity and friendly locals. But it is also steeped in […]

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Gemma!

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Gemma!

Gemma Daniel, originally from Wales in the UK, quit her job to travel for a year and a half. She spent 4 months travelling around Asia on the Lot Pass and even celebrated her 26th birthday on the Stray bus in Bai Xep! She’s planning to keep travelling around the world but we managed to […]

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Rachael!

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Rachael! Lake Matheson - Stray Days - Stray NZ

After living and working in New Zealand for a couple of years, Rachael Perkin was ready for a much needed sabbatical to travel and Southeast Asia was conveniently located between New Zealand and her native UK. She decided to spend a leisurely couple months travelling through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on Stray Asia’s Lot […]

A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about travelling to Asia – the scenery, the people, the beaches, the culture. While Southeast Asia is a feast for the senses, it’s the prospect of an actual culinary feast that’s at the forefront of our minds. Southeast Asia is a food lover’s dream with countless options […]

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Clarke!

Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Clarke!

Clarke Cooper had spent a year working and travelling in New Zealand having the time of his life when abruptly his visa was up! Shock and realisation set in. What would he do now? Going straight back to Scotland simply did not seem like a good enough option. Where could he escape to before he reluctantly […]

Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

Top 5 Markets in Cambodia and Vietnam

Visitors to Southeast Asia will be spoilt for choice on sights to see, people to meet and food to devour. However, many people also come to places like Cambodia and Vietnam in search of a great bargain, a meaningful present or a little souvenir to remind them of their time travelling. Across Cambodia and Vietnam […]

What to do in Wet Season in Vietnam

What to do in Wet Season in Vietnam

Vietnam is a very long and narrow country! While this may seem a strange thing to say, it means that Vietnam has quite a complicated weather picture, which makes the question ‘when is the best time to visit Vietnam?’ a difficult one to answer! The Northern and Southern regions of Vietnam tend to have monsoon-like […]

5 Foods You Must Eat in Vietnam

5 Foods You Must Eat in Vietnam

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

How to get a Vietnam Tourist Visa

How to get a Vietnam Tourist Visa

Let’s be honest…when you dream of your amazing upcoming trip to Vietnam, it’s unlikely you’re envisioning the all-important filing of official government paperwork. Negotiating the tangled world of travel visas is one of the less glamourous aspects of travelling, but it’s absolutely necessary.  So where to start? Visitor Visas 101 – Do your homework first […]

Taxi takes the reins of Stray’s Southeast Asia adventure travel network

Taxi takes the reins of Stray’s Southeast Asia adventure travel network Members of the Stray team getting their hands dirty planting trees

After a successful period of leadership, Stray Asia’s General Manager, Melissa Hutcheson, has handed over the leadership reins to Brett Hudson, the current General Manager of Stray New Zealand.  From 1 April 2016, Hudson, better known in the tourism industry as ‘Taxi’, has stepped into the role as CEO of Stray, overseeing both the New […]

5 Experiences You Simply Cannot Miss in Vietnam

5 Experiences You Simply Cannot Miss in Vietnam

Peterpans Travel Expert and our personal pal Emma Manning recently returned from an incredible, eye-opening adventure through Vietnam. After covering the country from bottom to top, here are Emma’s top 5 ‘must do’ experiences that you simply cannot miss: 1. Learn to paddle a round boat – Bai Xep Bai Xep is paradise, with white […]

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