Pelicans attack! When Petros the pelican tried to eat me

pelican-attack, mykonos

FUN FOR A FIVER. Petros the Pelican – Mykonos If you happen to be hopping around the greek islands, Mykonos is a great little island to stop at. During the summer season it has quite a burgeoning pub/club scene. Head there off season to enjoy the pleasant autumn weather and avoid the tourists. Surprise attack! Well, at least the first time was, the camera wasn’t ready, but he came in …

The second most interesting wall in the world, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

It may not be visible from the moon (although that is just a myth about the great wall of China too!!) and it may not span the width of a country, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character! Five Dollar Traveller spends a day walking around the walls of Dubrovnik in Croatia and then soaks up some ambience hanging out in this well preserved, UNESCO …

How to Hold up the Leaning tower of Pisa with your pinky!

Hold up leaning tower of pisa with pinky finger

FUN FOR A FIVER: My guess would be, if you are heading anywhere near Pisa you may want to stop by and see the tower?? am i right? But did you know that you can hold it up? you don’t even need the strength of 10 tigers to do so, though it helps. Is the tree leaning too? this is really confusing! All you need is someone to acquisition for the …

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!

Acapulco-cliff-divers

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

mud bath in nha trang

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

blue lagoon geothermal spa

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

fun things to do in barcelona

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 …