The Ten Commandments of the Full Moon Party

The Ten Commandments of the Full Moon Party

Hear ye, hear ye! If you're heading to the Full Moon Party, it might be worth your while getting yourself one of our Shiralea Full Moon packs. Our Full Moon Survival Guide has lots of helpful tips to get you through the night.
Here's a teaser - the Ten Commandments of the Full Moon ...read more

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The Art of Travelling

The Art of Travelling

Travelling from place to place can be a bit of an art; it takes a lot of strength of character to be able to adapt to different people, different cultures, and different settings. Not everywhere is going to be a comfortable paradise, and as a backpacker it is your sworn duty to respect the places an ...read more

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A Great Time of Year

A Great Time of Year

Warm weather, beach-side sunset cocktails, and a jungle just waiting to be explored.

If the above appeals to you, then it's time you treated yourself to a tropical get away. Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Away from the concrete jungle of home, and away from the ...read more

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TO TRAVEL – Leaving one home to find many others!

TO TRAVEL – Leaving one home to find many others!

For many people travelling is about leaving their home and being on the road, wandering and discovering. Before we left Belgium to travel around Thailand and Malaysia we would have said exactly that. Yes, to us traveling still is wandering and being free but the best thing about it all was finding n ...read more

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The Story of Shiralea (the short version)

The Story of Shiralea (the short version)

Six years ago the bar I am typing this blog from did not exist. Shiralea was nothing but an idea in our minds over beers on the perfect beach, Haad Yao.
We, a group of travel bums back in those days, had been regularly visiting Thailand since 2005. We realised that the magic of staying in ch ...read more

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How To Stay Mates While You Travel

How To Stay Mates While You Travel

We have seen thousands of mates travel together over the years whilst running a backpackers resort in Thailand. Sometimes these people stay mates and unfortunately sometimes they don't.
You probably value the person you are traveling with as you decided to go on an adventure together.. ...read more

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9 Jobs You Can Travel With

9 Jobs You Can Travel With

When you travel overseas you are bound to find a place you want to stay for longer than you had planned.
All of us working at Shiralea Backpackers Resort started out on a short holiday to Thailand, we extended our stay and now live and work here. We are situated in Haad Yao, also known as &qu ...read more

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