Author: Beth Grylls

My name is Beth and I am the Editor for Backpacker Travel! I embarked on my first backpacking trip when I was 18, interrailing around Europe with my best friend. I visited so many beautiful countries and cultures during my trip I knew that travel was going to be a major part of my life! Since then my love of finding new adventures and meeting other travelers has never wavered. In 2016 I spent six months traveling around South East Asia exploring jungles in Thailand, mountains in Vietnam and beaches in Cambodia. I’ve been lucky enough to see some stunning places with amazing people and have had some of the best experiences of my life while traveling. Being able to share traveler experiences and tips through Backpacker Travel community gives me huge happiness, I hope you enjoy the site!
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The Red Dzao people are originally from China but migrated to Vietnam around the 12th and 13th century. The women wear long blouses over trousers which are colorfully embroidered. The people survive by farming and livestock keeping.

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The Maasai are found in Kenya and Tanzania the tribe are nomadic pastoralists who are very attached to their livestock as it signifies wealth. They are famous for their brave warriors known as the Morans. The Maasai people have managed to remain true to their traditions.

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This tribe lives both in Nepal and Bangladesh. They speak the Kurukh language which originates from the Dravidian languages and also use a lingua-franca known as Sadri to communicate with non-tribal people.

warli

They live in India and are among the numerous indigenous tribes found in the country. The word ‘Warli’ means a piece of land. They are a multi-lingual tribe as they speak Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, and another unwritten language.

Hmong_women_in_Sa_Pa

They are an ethnic group in East and Southeast Asia. The most fascinating fact about them is their tradition to honor the Buffalo. The Buffalo to them is a highly regarded animal as it represents wealth and has medicinal value.

taroko

They are one of the officially recognized aboriginal tribes of the Island of Taiwan. They live in Taro in Taiwan. The best time to visit is during their traditional hunting ceremonies.

Halak_Batak

They are situated in Samosir, Singapore and main importance to the tribe is that they are big on ancestral worship. They even have graves which are bigger than their homes located within the grounds of the family home.

katu

They live in Southern Laos. They are mostly known for performing Buffalo sacrifices. The tribe are animists, which means that they have a religious belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence.

They reside in the Philippines in Northern Luzon. They are famous rice cultivators. The best time to visit is in April during the Imbayah festival. The festival is a celebration of good harvest and abundance.