St Sophia Cathedral, Harbin

Why Visit Harbin (China) in the Summer?

Tommo Fun

Harbin is most famous for its winter ice carving festival. This occurs in January every year when temperatures plunge to -30 celsius. Now, I love art and everything… but minus 30!? That sounds pretty cold to me. We decided to head to Harbin to see what is on offer during the warmer months and we were very glad we did! Before arriving we had asked around Chinese friends if it …

5 Fun Things To Do In Guangzhou – for less than $5

Megsy Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER: Guangzhou. It used to be a regular route for backpackers. First visit Hong Kong on a “Visa Run” and then enter China overland heading towards Guangzhou the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine. Backpackers from yesteryear tell tales of a hub where people journeyed to (before Internet, or mass production of travel guides) to discuss travel, where they’ve been, how they did it and where they are going to! …

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10 random (but useful) things you should know about Hong Kong

Megsy Travel Tips

Hong Kong is a city of contrasts. Sky high prices and sky high buildings litter the central district, by Asian standards Hong Kong is certainly not somewhere the budget traveller should consider “affordable”. On the other hand there are ways around the budget problem that sometimes come as a surprise, and parts of Hong Kong that will leave you wondering if you are in a city at all. This is …

Penang Street Art, Georgetown – See it Before it Disappears!

Megsy Photo Inspiration

During the Georgetown Festival Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic left his mark on the city by creating street art that has grabbed peoples attention from near and far. The street art trail is quite a popular one and you can stumble upon local stores and hotels offering maps with which you can find these little pieces of art. Also, many of the rickshaw drivers will take you on a “street art tour” …

The disappointing truth about Inle Lake (With Video)

Tommo Fun, Video Blogs

Inle lake is one of Burma’s biggest draw cards, a top tourist attraction. The scenic beauty of the lake itself is undeniably a must-see when visiting Burma, so why did I have such a sour taste in my mouth by the end of my 4 nights at Inle lake? I don’t want to ruin this destination for you, in retrospect it was worth the horrible bus ride to get there, …

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10 Fun (but super cheap) things to do in Brisbane!

Tommo Food, Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER (FFAF). Thats right, nothing on this list costs more than $5 per person. After over a year living in Brisbane we have searched out fun on a budget, and these are our top 10 favourite things for first time visitors with no money.   1. SCENERY: Brisbane River Cruise – Without the tourist price tag.   Why pay $50 or more for a river cruise when you …

Top 10 Things to do in Sydney – our guide (with video): Malaysia Festival, Jet boat on sydney harbour and more!

Tommo Fun, Video Blogs

We finally get to visit Australia’s most iconic city. You’ve seen the tourist photos: Harbour Bridge & Opera House, but Sydney has A LOT more to offer than just two landmarks. We briefly do the tourist thing and then quickly head out to explore this fantastic international city of culture. Watch the webisode and read the details on our adventure in Sydney below as well as our top 10! For …

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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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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 …

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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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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 …