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Packing Guide For Girls: The important……and not so important things to pack when you are a lady!

Megsy Travel Tips

So you want to go travelling? But as a girl its hard to know exactly what to take. For just a weekend away with the girls we need day clothes, night clothes, shoes to match all possible situations and a clutch/purse or 2 as well……not to mention all the cosmetics, hairdryer and of course your GHD. .. Such a packing strategy isn’t going to work for backpacking! So this guide is all …

Stanley Wine

How to drink cheaply no matter what country I am in. Top 5 tips.

Tommo Booze, Travel Tips

The biggest box of wine ever! If you like a lot of beer or can’t start the day without a coffee then you are going to have to factor that into your travel budget… Drinking in developed countries can get quite expensive, but there are always cheap options: Even in Australia (Where the pubs are VERY expensive) you can grab a “Goon Bag” – 4 litres of cask wine for …

Eat insects at chiang Mai markets, Thailand

Edible Insects! Eating Crickets, Grasshoppers, Silk Worms and many more! (With Video)

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

Food: Insects (Grasshoppers, Large Crickets, Silk Worms, Cicada) Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand (Saturday Market) The “Mix Bag” Quite a selection of these not-so-delicious looking edible insects were available! So I decided to opt for a “mix bag” with a few from each variety for only a dollar! yum :-s I Guess insects are part of the holy grail of weird food that most westerners won’t even think of eating, but …

Megs with cute baby tiger on log, Tiger Kingdom, Thailand

Tiger Temple vs Tiger Kingdom, Thailand (Cute baby tigers, with video)

Megsy Fun, Video Blogs

  There are 2 main places in Thailand that you can get up close and personal with a real life tiger. The Tiger Temple and the Tiger Kingdom. I have visited both on two separate trips to Thailand and here I will explain the differences between the two so you can decide which one you should visit. PART 1: Tiger Temple The Tiger Temple is about a three and a …

Cute Fish Foot Spa Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

How to get a fish pedicure at the fish foot spa in Kuala Lumpur!

Tommo Fun, Video Blogs

FUN FOR A FIVER You’ve almost certainly heard of the fish foot spas that are all over the place in Asia! Its the latest craze, and for a good reason… its cheap, quirky, fun and it makes your feet feel soft like a babies bum! We got our feet vacuumed by these little suckers at the “cute fish spa” in the central market, Kuala Lumpur. Sucking is quite literally what they …

Stingray menu, Kuala Lumpur

Can you eat Stingray? Yes! And its Delicious.

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

Only $2 for a tasty serving of deadly stingray… Food: Stingray Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia With its thick leathery looking skin and its now infamous reputation for killing Steve Irwin with a barb to the heart, Stingray does not instantly sound like something you’d serve at your dinner party. In fact it was something I was surprised to see on a menu so I had to try it…     …

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Why eat at The Heritage Food Village, Kuala Lumpur?

Tommo Food, Food Experiences (Restaurants and Where To eat In...)

Because its amazing! All the best street food styles of SE Asia brought into one massive food court fusion extravaganza! You will pay slightly more for the food than you would on the street, but the quality is very high and you can still find plenty of great food for $3 per serve. Whatever your favourite Asian cuisine, the Heritage Food Village at Lot 10 in Bukit Bintang (Kuala Lumpur) brings …

Orangutans at Sepilok Rehabilitation centre, Borneo

Where can I see wild orangutans in Borneo? (Hairy Orange version of me)

Tommo Fun

  The Orang Utan (Literal translation “man of the forest”) is native to Borneo, one of only two areas in the world you can still see them wild in their natural habitat. It was the rainy season, but with no rain in sight we knew we’d hit the jackpot…. Where to See Orangutans   We are in Sandakan, Sabah, the north-east corner of Malaysian-Borneo at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation centre. …

Crocodile Kiss

Kissing a Live Crocodile: For real! (Thailand)

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER. Crocs are not exactly tameable… They just react. When the croc trainers invited members of the audience to “kiss” a crocodile I have to say I was slightly dubious… but what the hell, sounded like a good photo op.   Funnily, no one else in the audience volunteered for this experience, I couldn’t help feeling they were all thinking “Stupid white guy…” They led me into …

Elephant Mud bath chiang mai

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 …