Do inappropriate things in the naked park in Oslo

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FUN FOR A FIVER. Naked Satue Park Oslo The Vigeland Sculpture park in Oslo is Free (in every sense of the word). No one expects you personally to get naked, and with a climate like Norway’s, don’t expect to see any naked tourists either, but the statues are all nudes, over 200 of them and all sculpted by one man: Artist/Pervert Gustav Vigeland. I decided against having a lick… I don’t know …

How to time travel back to the 12th Century – Tallin, Estonia

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Its not a Hollywood set, its very much a real and historical town that is still lived in today. Tallin is like the fantasy land of fairy tales, with history dating back over 5000 years and medieval building as old as 1050AD, you can see why this UNESCO site is something very special. Very few town in Europe can be seen and visited with so many well preserved building of …

My Homeland: Growing up in “The West Country”, UK

Wells-Cathedral, UK, Somerset

When you grow up somewhere you don’t always appreciate what you have. It’s not until you travel that you can look back and realise all the great things your birthplace had to offer. In this BLOG I’m going to briefly outline the best about “The Westcountry” in the UK (Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Dorset) on this, my most recent trip back home to England. Wells Cathedral, on a day when it …

Acapulco, land of Fishbowl Margaritas and Cliff Divers jumping 125ft!

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Mexico, a favourite place of the $5 travellers. Here’s how I sepnt my 1 day in Acapulco: spicy food, cheap coronas and a worm at the bottom of a tequila bottle……if your game!!! If you prefer something a little less alcoholic/hallucinogenic then you can go and watch people with no fear fling themselves off 125ft (35m) cliff tops into the churning ocean below! Viva La Mexico!!! Upon arriving in Acapulco, other than feeling the …

Christ the Redeemer: Truly a wonder worth seeing. Brazil.

Christ the Redeemer facts: On a whirl wind one day visit to Rio there was one thing I HAD to do, visit Christo Redentor – or Christ the Redeemer. Here's a few things you may not know about this magnificent statue

On a whirl wind one day visit to Rio there was one thing I HAD to do, visit Christo Redentor – or Christ the Redeemer. (As a girl who grew up watching Baz Lurman’s Romeo and Juliet this was a must see) Chris the Redeemer facts In this short Blog I take a look at prices and some thoughts relating to Brazil’s great wonder of the world. At the bottom …

Get covered in mud in Nha Trang, Vietnam

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FUN FOR A FIVER. Mud Bath in Nha Trang You can’t say we don’t offer you a little bit of variety here at Five Dollar traveller… Mud baths! Now thats gotta be fun, right? Right! And to get the price under $5 you have to jump in the communal mud bath with the locals… Thats getting with the spirit of it!   But I’ve gotta come clean (get it?), these …

How to have a bath in a volcano – The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa Iceland

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As an Aussie girl, the freezing wastes of the north Atlantic are a world away from home… The land of fire and ice is about as far from normality for me as is possible. Fortunately there is a pleasant compromise in the middle of these two extremes… The Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa. If you ever get to visit Iceland these thermal springs are the top-of-the-list attraction for all travellers, especially if …

Top 5 things to do in Barcelona

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Vibrant. Intoxicating. Addictive. Barcelona is a city I will keep going back to. Life energy exudes from every corner, the modern and the classic fused together in one of the most exciting cities in Europe. With so much life, you don’t need to come here to see anything in particular to have a great time, just being here and immersing yourself in the culture is enough! Which is why our …

Why the East coast of Cozumel is way better than the west coast.

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The Five Dollar Travellers discover why Cozumel is worth a visit… Hire a jeep and escape the tourist west coast to explore the unspoilt east coast, eat awesome sea food and visit Mayan ruins… KMs of untouched beaches!   The Island of Cozumel is just a short ferry ride off the mainland near Cancun. If you are visiting “Chichen Itza” one of the great wonders of the world, you are …

Icebergs, The Falkland Islands & Magellanic Penguins. My Antarctica Cruise Adventure!

Antarctica - Princess Cruise

There are not too many places these days that you can describe as untouched, pristine, not swarming with tourists. But I have visited a place where you cant even walk around and buy a postcard or a magnet, where ice covers everything as far as the eye can see and cute little penguins, who up until this moment I’d only seen in zoos, frolic and swim in their home waters. …

Dubai, can we find anything cheap?

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Here’s another short story from the archive in the pre-5DT travel days. Its christmas in Dubai! Ok, I know what you are thinking, Dubai is a massive newly constructed tourist resort and is far from the realms of your regular budget traveller? It has 5 star hotels, thats for sure, but there are budget options, and there are a lot of $free things to see and do. NYE opposite the Burg …

Tommo catches the travel bug: a retrospective on my first long term travel experience

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Why Travel? I didn’t know, I’d been on plenty of holidays with my parents as a kid… some lamer than others. I’d been on a few trips into europe independently, which may sound impressive if you are not from Europe I suppose. After finishing University I felt like the rat race was not the sort of lifestyle I would want to look back on in 40 years and feel proud of. …