Author Archives: Alan

The mostlaid back baktrax destinations.

Baktrax consider that most of our destinations are chilled out and laid back to some extent. Even a welcome drink in the Gecko bar in Bangkok is a relaxing start among the  nearby chaos .   Just two of the more … Continue reading

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Some of the Best Thailand Places Baktrax Don’t Have On Regular Tours

There is really nowhere bad to visit in Thailand. So many choices and not enough time. Baktrax has most of the super best places covered already  but there are still lots more especially if you want to get even further … Continue reading

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Baktrax in Malaysia

Small Group Tours of Malaysia SEE ASIA IN A NUTSHELL | MALAY, INDIAN, CHINESE AND ETHNIC CULTURES Tour Malaysia with Baktrax and meet the warm and friendly people of this wonderful country and cherish the warm memories you will take … Continue reading

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Baktrax in Cambodia

BAKTRAX IN CAMBODIA: Small Group Tours of Cambodia SEE AWE INSPIRING ANGKOR WAT, HORRORS OF THE KILLING FIELDS and S21 then CHILL AT SIHANOUKVILLE Cambodia has had a pretty bad run of luck for the last half-millennium or so. Ever … Continue reading

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Baktrax in Laos (Lao)

Low Cost Small Group Tours of Laos. (Pronounced LAO). Lao PDR should stand for Lao – Please Don’t Rush Laos is among the very poorest countries in the world. Lao is the most laid back country in S.E. Asia. One … Continue reading

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Thailand: Undiscovered Baktrax Destinations

Bangkok is the worlds second most visited city after Hong Kong. With good reason obviously. A fascinating place where the tourists attractions are amazing and where you can still experience life with the locals. After Bangkok most visitors go to … Continue reading

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Tipping in South East Asia

Tipping in others countries can be a problem for some visitors. In S.E. Asia it should be no problem at all. It is not expected anywhere as a general rule and it is most certainly not compulsory. In certain favorite … Continue reading

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Reasons to Travel in Laos & Cambodia

REASONS TO TRAVEL IN LAOS & CAMBODIA: Many people see these two countries as dark and dangerous, especially Cambodia with it’s more recent history. Nothing could be further from the truth. Having been to both countries numerous times I can … Continue reading

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Reasons to Travel in South East Asia

REASONS TO TRAVEL IN SOUTH EAST ASIA: The main reason is aimed at those who think the world revolves around their own posterior. I also thought this until I travelled. I was never a racist or bigott like many of my fellow Australians … Continue reading

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Baktrax Food!

The following are my prognostications on food in S.E. Asia after twenty years of living and travelling in the region. It is in no particular order in any way shape or form. It is written from memory only and some of … Continue reading

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On Fire with Excitement – 5 of the Best Travel Times

1: The first best day of my life had nothing to do with travel apart from a short train trip to the MCG and was to eventually pale into total insignifigence. Go back to September 1975. I got off the train … Continue reading

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Bus Tales from Laos

Having travelled around S.E. Asia for most part of the last 19 years I was recently reminded of the most illogical travel i have ever encountered. I refer to Laos. That wonderfully friendly land locked country which i have visited … Continue reading

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How Baktrax Travel Came into Being and Evolved: The Middle Years – Part 2

From around 1990 I continued long hours and big wages delivering air freight around Armadale, Malvern, Prahran, Windsor and East Malvern doing around 120 deliveries or pick ups daily. This meant running for almost 12 hours a day followed by … Continue reading

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8 of the Most Scenic Destinations in South East Asia

8 OF THE MOST SCENIC  DESTINATIONS IN S. E. ASIA. There is rarely a dull moment for visitors to the region especially when you bus around with the locals . Whether it be the totally unlawful way vehicles are driven to witnessing  the poverty … Continue reading

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Into Africa, 93

Let the real travel begin. In 19993 my workmate Vince who had been to all the main continents apart from Africa was thinking about it for his next trip. So as i hadn’t been to any of them and after … Continue reading

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