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Budget luxury accommodation-Midlifebackpackers

Thailand & Cambodia accommodation reviews, 2016 Although we did not want to spend a fortune on the accommodation part of our travel expenses while backpacking Thailand & and Cambodia, we did want a bit of comfort & convenience that we deserve as middle aged, new, and inexperienced backpackers and were most certainly not going to … Continue reading »

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Guest Apartment progress report.

Guest Apartment Progress. Progress to the guest apartment has been swift over the last few weeks. The last few weeks have been trying for us. We were supposed to leave for a 6 weeks backpacking trip through Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia. Instead, we ended up staying at home. The reason being, that in January this … Continue reading »

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Self Catering apartment progress

The self catering apartment progress is going well. The MidlifeBackpacker self catering luxury apartment is nearing completion. Most of the building completed. All that remains to be done is the external outside landscape finishes and parking. Internal furniture also needs attending to. As you can see in the progress video clip at the bottom of … Continue reading »

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MidlifeBackpackers-Who are we

Who are we?: Who are we? is a community of middle aged travelers. We have a dream & passion of experiencing travel the “real” way. Not travelling as packaged tourists. Like many younger backpackers do, we want to focus on the adventure. We wish to really experiencing countries & their cultures.  Being exposed to … Continue reading »

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Digital nomads trading resources

Shortly after our very first backpacking trip to Thailand, we started asking ourselves whether digital nomads trading resources could not be a meaningful, mutually beneficial way for fellow travelers to help one another achieve their goals. The goal to “de-cluttering” their lives and escaping the prison of the 9-5 work days. At 47 and 48, … Continue reading »

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From home extension to self contained apartment.

Why would a couple need a 270 square meter home, with 3 living areas, 2 bathrooms & 4 bedrooms? This is what we originally had in mind when we planned & starting building an additional 2 bedrooms & bathroom as an additional to our already large, 200 square meter home. We completed the “shell” a … Continue reading »

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Luxury Budget Accomodation for midlifebackpackers

A good friend and family member explained the phrase “slackpacking” to us, as being backpacking, but with more creature comforts. Accomodation in 3 star hotels & resorts, would therefore qualify as being suitable to slackpackers.  Hostels would be suited more for backpackers. We’ll just stick to calling ourselves “midlifebackpackers”. Because we have never really been … Continue reading »

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Nai Yang Beach resort

Found this lovely resort less than 2 km’s from the airport. At a budget price of ZAR 442 for the two of us. A few hundred meters from Nai Yang beach. Quite a luxury for a backpacking trip though, but I think we’ll need this 1st night to be in comfort after the long flight … Continue reading »

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