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

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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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Get covered in mud in Nha Trang, Vietnam

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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

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

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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

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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 …