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

Tommo Fun

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 …

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How to get away with Drink Driving in St Petersburg, Russia

Megsy Booze

Alcohol + Driving = Fun in the former Soviet Union. Ok Ok I can hear your gasps of horror even from here. Im not talking about drinking and driving behind the wheel of any vehicle, I’m talking about a small 4 wheeled, 4 stroke demon of speed…….Go KARTS!!! Now I realize this is not something that you would usually expect to do while visiting St Petersburg, however the opportunity came up so we …

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

Tommo Fun

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 West Country living” in the UK (Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Dorset) on this, my most recent trip back home to England. Wells Cathedral, on …

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

Megsy Booze, Fun

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 …

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Eating Abalone (Raw) in Hawaii

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible

Food: Abalone (Raw) Location: China Town, Honolulu, Hawaii. Its a shellfish, sounds harmless enough right? My suspicion should have been aroused when I asked the seller if they “were ok to eat raw?” and his reply being a rather hesitant “sure… if you like”. Video coming soon. VERDICT Its hard to describe just how horrible this is raw… it might be a delicacy cooked, but alas my taste buds were …

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Get covered in mud in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Tommo Fun

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 …

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Eating Snake! From cage to bowl in Taiwan

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible, Video Blogs

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!

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible, Video Blogs

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

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible

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 …