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Where can I ride Elephants Bareback? Chiang Mai Elephant Camp, Thailand

Megsy Fun

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with these majestic creatures. We went the whole hog with this experience… We are going bareback on the “Mahout” Elephant training adventure!  Read about how we learnt to command the elephants to our whims, take them for their daily bath and then get them muddied up again – because they love the mud bath. We overnight at The Chiang …

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Bike around Chiang Mai and cool off with a fresh coconut!

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER.  Cycling is a great way to investigate a town and get a different perspective than you would from flying around it in a tuc-tuc.  In older parts of the world, unlike countries like the USA and Australia, city centres are normally quite compact, everything is easily reachable by bicycle. Its a cheap and fun option that will lead you to new discoveries, and possibly to a …

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Ride the ducks in Bangkok!

Tommo Fun

   FUN FOR A FIVER.  Remember when you were a kid and you could go to the local lake and ride on the paddle boats?? This is old school entertainment at its best! You may still be able to do this back home, but likely you’ll be charged through the nose for it… however, in Bangkok of course, its super cheap! And instead of just seeing a few fish in the lake …

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Baan Thai Cooking Classes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Megsy Cooking Classes, Food

They gave Tom a cleaver, what did they expect to happen?  Cooking up a storm at the Baan Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are big foodies here at Five Dollar Traveller, and there is nothing like learning how to cook the local cuisine yourself! Don’t learn when you get home… learn from the locals and get to know the inside tips and tricks that make those special …

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Where can I see the ping-pong shows in Bangkok?

Megsy Fun

Adult only ping pong in Bangkok…Yes we did it…..its one of those things you just have to give a go!!! And its not just ping pong, those ladies are talented at a number of other little games (no, not that, you have such a dirty mind!)… In this article we look at the real costs of heading into the Phat Pong red light district, and some of the delights to …

Erawan Waterfalls, Tier 2

Want to see amazing waterfalls near the River Kwai? Erawan Waterfalls & Death Railway Museum

Tommo Fun

. Erawan Waterfall Kanchanaburi Before the Death and gloom of the Railway museum, we opted to visit what is described as the best waterfall system in Thailand, and for my money I’d say it might have been one of the best in the world. Obviously there are epic water falls (such as Niagra, Victoria) there are super high waterfalls (Such as the 420M drop off on Hilo, Hawaii), but for …

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

Tommo Fun

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.

Tommo Fun

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!

Tommo Fun

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

Tommo Fun

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

Tommo Fun

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 …