• Nepal
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  • Pokhara
  • Laos
  • Luang Prabang
  • Pakse
  • Phonesavanh
  • Vientiane
  • Indonesia
  • Bali
  • Yogyakarta
  • India
  • Jaipur
  • Pondicherry
  • Udaipur
  • Philippines
  • Cebu
  • Thailand
  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Cambodia
  • Battambang
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap
  • Myanmar
  • Yangon
  • Vietnam
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hoi An
  • Hue
  • Sapa
  • Malaysia
  • Kuala Lumpur

Responsible Travel

10 Off the beaten track experiences in Luang Prabang

10 off the beaten track experiences in Luang Prabang If you know a bit about Luang Prabang already, you know it is a UNESCO valhalla!…Read More

Things to do in Phnom Penh

15 things to do in Phnom Penh It is sometimes hard to imagine there was a history in Cambodia before the devastating genocide. It is…Read More

Things to do in Siem Reap

Introducing the 20 unique things to do in Siem Reap! From the temples to meaningful travel experiences worth a shot, the Backstreet Academy Team brings…Read More

What a Blind Masseur, Elder Crossbow Maker, and Deaf Server Taught Me About Competitive Advantage

I remember the collective cringing and suppressed giggling in my seventh grade Spanish classroom when we learned our textbook’s word for “disabled”–minusválido. All it took was using the…Read More

Angkorian Artist Reborn in The Backstreets

Besides its small-town charm, Siem Reap has a rich artistic and cultural heritage, evident from the beautiful carvings and architecture of the Angkor temples and…Read More

The Evolution of Sustainable Travel

Travel is a relatively new phenomenon, something that only became mass market and accessible to the majority of humanity because of the industrial revolution and…Read More

An Artist Stays Put While His Entire Generation Migrates

The broader story of migrant workers from Nepal will almost invariably cover one of two narratives: its financial benefits to a nation in economic doldrums…Read More

Phan: Master Blacksmith turned superhost at Backstreet Academy Luang Prabang

With a slight hunch and a shy smile, Mr Phan does not look like your usual blacksmith with buff muscles and an intimidating presence. Yet,…Read More

Wondering what to do in Hanoi? Here are 5 offbeat travel experiences you have to do!

Finding out what to do in Hanoi is the easy part, but figuring out which activities to partake in given your time limitations is the…Read More