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Eating Snake! From cage to bowl in Taiwan

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Food: Snake Broth Location: Taipei, Taiwan. Can you eat snake? Its almost cliche to say unusual foods taste like chicken… but snake tastes like chicken. But our Snake soup has nice big skeleton sections to suck the tasty chicken like meet from, just so you know it definitely ain’t chicken.And of course, like you’d expect in Taiwan, they like it fresh, and the customers like to know its fresh, so …

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Eating Chicken Feet! Or in this case “Foot” as one was enough!

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Food: Vacuum packed chicken foot Location: Dalian, China Chicken foot is pretty popular in Asia. So popular that you can by it from little news agents and corner stores for about 50c, vacuum packed! I’m joined in this video by travel companions Tony & Rich.  VERDICT Chicken foot is pretty foul! (pun intended. lol), but really, this was disgusting. I don’t know how they prepare/cook it prior to packing but …

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Eating JellyFish! Qingdao, China

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Food: Jellyfish (cooked) Location: Qingdao (Tsingtao), China. Can You Eat Jellyfish? Jellyfish, normally associated with horrible pain followed by someone urinating on you leg… is this really a food? Yes, so please don’t piss down my throat, I’m fine! More surprising, its really very tasty! Maybe its all down to the chef, but I loved it and look forward to eating it again.  VERDICT Probably the most pleasant TEST I have …

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Eating Live Octopus! Busan, South Korea (Video)

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Food: Live Octopus (just!) Location: Busan, South Korea. Eating Korean Live Octopus The Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan is about what you expect from Asian fish markets, the fish are super fresh because they are still alive! It was the first port of call for the day and we were in need of breakfast… What better than live octopus, well, almost live, it had been dead about 30 seconds when we …

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

Megsy Fun

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 …

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Top 5 things to do in Barcelona

Tommo Fun

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 …

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

Tommo Fun

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 …

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

Megsy Fun

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. …

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Dubai, can we find anything cheap?

Tommo Fun

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 …

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

Tommo Fun

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. …