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Why these are the two best temples in Bangkok, Wat Arun & Wat Pho (Big Buddha)

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Bangkok has a few temples… well, honestly, Bangkok has A LOT of temples! Varying costs and varying quality make it a little tricky to know exactly which ones are worth going to. We visited about 10 different ones whilst in Bangkok and we reckon Wat Arun (The iconic temple of Bangkok), and Wat Pho (home of the Big Buddha) are the two best to visit. These temples fit well within …

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How to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands in 2 days.

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This week we’re at Airlie beach – gateway to the southern part of the Great Barrier reef and to the millionaire’s island paradise of the Whitsunday Islands! Australia is not quite as budget friendly as other countries, but there are always workarounds, you’ve just gotta get smart! Being on the one year work and travel visa means I am entitled to get a job… and that’s why I’m here, I’ve …

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Why visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary? Fair dinkum kangaroos!

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The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (Gold Coast, Australia) originally started as one mans fascination for protecting local bird species. Over the years it has developed into a fabulous display of well looked after animals which lets you meet most of Austraila’s most recognizable endemic species. Kangaroo, Koala, Emu and many others, many of which you can walk freely with and give ’em a pat! In this article we take a brief look at …

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Melbourne top 5 – fun activities to do in Melbourne

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Home of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere (The Eureka Sky tower – http://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au/) and the cultural capital of Australia (Although Sydney would contest that!), Melbourne is probably the most British city I’ve ever seen outside of the UK, but with even more unpredictable weather! Known for its ability to be affected by 4 or more different weather systems in one day, be prepared for anything! Eureka Sky Tower   …

Top 5 Things To Do In Rome

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Our ROME top 5 experiences: This is going to be tough. Rome is literally filled with amazing attractions, great food and a vibrant atmosphere that is pretty hard to match elsewhere in Europe. Read our full Rome blog for a more in depth look at Rome.   1. BEST Attraction/experience no matter the expense! This is actually impossible to choose just one… So here is my top 3 in close …

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Camel/pyramid photo with guns!

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FUN FOR A FIVER.  Ok, so this is sort of a $5 deal… for the photos (you can barter for less)… But you do have to pay the $10 (60 Egyptian pounds) to get into the pyramids site in the first place…I figure, if you are going to Cairo you are probably willing to spend $10 to get into the Pyramid site, so consider this a a little FFAF on …

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Pelicans attack! When Petros the pelican tried to eat me

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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.

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Drinking the Das Boot Beer in under 10 minutes (Rhodes, Greece) – With Video

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The five dollar travellers love a beer challenge! As far as marketing goes, the 2 litre boot in Rhodes has to be the best one we’ve found so far (2010), but our search is perpetual… The massive boot just looks awesome, and drinking all that cold lager at speed is harder than you’d think! A serious beer needs a serious face 2 Litres… thats just under 4 pints. We were …

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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 …