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South East Asia on a shoestring

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From sun kissed shores and sleepy villages, to mist-shrouded jungles and modern cities, it's no wonder that a whole generation of backpackers have been inspired to travel to South East Asia. This varied group of countries give the world a warm welcome: enjoy Thailand - the land of smiles - with its frenetic cities and chilled out beaches; experience Malaysia, covering everything from the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur to the fertile rainforests of Borneo; experience the Philippines, Asia's 'sleeping tiger' with its 7,000 paradise islands; marvel at developed, clean metropolis Singapore; be compelled by exotic Vietnam, rich with heritage. Be intoxicated and inspired by Cambodia’s history, and fall in love with the country’s real treasure – its people - past and present. Holding a slice of the world’s scenic beauty, a myriad of deeply-rooted cultures and some of the tastiest cuisines around, South East Asia will be forever embedded in the memory of even the well-seasoned traveller. Whilst this collection of states is still budget friendly in terms of accommodation and cost of living, there is still a broad spectrum, ranging from the utterly overpriced through to low cost and similarly low quality. Here, we help you find the perfect balance in terms of experiences and places to stay: authentic and affordable luxury.