7 Photos to inspire you to visit Indias southern tip: Kanyakumari

Tommo Photo Inspiration

We like to gamble when we travel. Destination roulette. We choose a location that is barely featured in online guides and that we don’t know anyone who has ever been there. We’ll end up somewhere that is way off the regular tourist trail… And, Sometimes it’s rubbish. But, sometimes, we discover a hidden gem. During our 2.5 months in India, we covered a lot of ground. From Amritsar & Shimla in …

9 Photos that will inspire you to visit Varanasi, India

Megsy Photo Inspiration

India is mental! There’s no doubt about it. We had heard tales from other travellers about many aspects to look out for in Varanasi. The burning area where people travel from near and far to have their dead relatives cremated. Burnings which go on 24 hours a day. The small alleyways where you have to dodge out of the way of scooters, cows and funeral processions. Often having to dive …

London Food

6 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Borough Markets in London

Tommo Food, Photo Inspiration

A feast for the eyes, and the tastebuds. Borough markets will get your mouth watering. Sadly, you’ll be paying London prices… That said, you can pick up some good street food at an almost affordable budget, by UK standards. Prices around £5 ($9) to £10 ($18). The market is free to walk around though, so bring your own sandwiches and just enjoy the atmosphere. The Full market runs Wednedays to …

Holi Festival Jaipur Eye

6 Lessons We Wish We’d learned Before Holi Festival 2014

Tommo Fun, Video Blogs

Holi – The festival of colour! You’ve seen the photos and now you want to go to India and have the real experience for yourself. But, there is more to Holi festival and getting the most out of the experience than is at first apparent. This is our guide to help you learn from our mistakes and maximise the fun! Holi Festival has been on our bucket list for sometime. …

Family of 5 on a motorcycle - cambodia, Asia

You know you’re in SE Asia when…

Tommo Fun

South East Asia, to anyone who grew up in a western country, is insane. We love it, we hate it. We have no idea how people live this way but are fascinated that they do and sometimes even envious of the lack of rules and order. Our time backpacking South East Asia has come to an end as we head to India this week. We thought we’d wrap things up …

Thingyan 2014 (Myanmar) vs Songkran 2014. Which one should you go to? (w/ Video)

Tommo Booze, Fun, Video Blogs

The Buddhist new year celebrations of Songkran (Thailand) and Thingyan 2014 (Burma) are on their way! These massive water fights run for 4 days from 13th April to 16th April and are some of the most fun you’ll have in your life! But which one is best? In 2013 we decided to experience the water festivals in BOTH of the two best countries to do so – Myanmar (Formerly Burma) and …

Phare - Cambodia Circus

The Best Attraction (You didn’t know about) in Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Megsy Fun

The Must See Attraction in Siem Reap (other than that famous temple complex…what was it called again?) is not what you might expect. Amazingly, on trip advisor this is the first “non-temple” on the list of best attractions and even beats Angkor Wat in the ratings! Come One Come All to Phare – The Cambodia Circus!!! Phare is an Arts program based in Battambang offering disadvantaged children who have come …

Masskara Festival 2013 VIDEO (Bacolod, Philippines)

Tommo Video Blogs

This is one of the most colourful festivals in Asia and, unlike Holi in India, you don’t need to get coated in paint in order to attend. It is still mostly a local festival but go soon as the word is getting out and it becomes more commercial and international every year. In this video we experience the final day of the festival, the highlight of which is the street …

Masskara Festival 2013 Photo Blog

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If one thing is certain, you can’t help but have fun! The Masskara Festival is one of the Philippines’ most vibrant festivals. We made it to the 2013 event to enjoy amazingly colourful masks, street dancing and a carnival spirit that would seem more familiar in South America. The festival originated out of sorrow as a way to cheer up the local population. In 1980, after a massive economic downturn …

5 Kickass things to do in Seoul

Megsy Fun, Travel Tips

FUN-FOR-A-FIVER. Seoul is up there with Hong Kong and Singapore in terms of expensive cities in Asia, but there are still some great things you can do that will cost you less than a fiver! We hung out in Seoul for a couple of weeks to discover the best value for money that can be found in a city deemed “too expensive” by most budget travellers. 1. Visit the Gyeongbokgung …

Couples Travel: Seoul for under $50 a day

Tommo Travel Tips

Seoul is not seen as a budget destination. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive Asian destinations along with Japan and Hong Kong. Still, if you are smart, there are ways to get around Seoul on a backpacker budget. It’s true that South Korea has hit our regular $42 per day for two people budget pretty hard. Although it would be possible to get our daily budget down to …

weird museums - toilet museum seoul

Why a museum about toilets is so much fun… (With VIDEO)

Tommo Travel Freedom Podcast, Video Blogs

FUN FOR A FIVER. This is one of the stranger “museums” we’ve ever been too. Never has one place celebrated toilets and defecation to such an extent. Still, if you are looking for some cheap fun just south of Seoul and don’t get embarrassed talking about poo, this will be an entertaining diversion! Not only is the museum shaped like a giant toilet but the grounds surrounding it are filled …