Masskara Festival 2013 VIDEO (Bacolod, Philippines)

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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 …

Trishaw ride around Georgetown, Penang (With Beer!)

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FUN FOR A FIVER. The blinged up trishaws of Penang are well known far and wide, the drivers decorate their trishaws with flowers, tinsel, stuffed toys and even install sound systems to help attract tourists. You will find them in different areas of Georgetown however the majority hang out on Penang Rd all in one crazy blingy line, And this is where this Fun For a Fiver begins….. This is …

The Pub-less Pub Crawl – Georgetown Penang (VIDEO)

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Drinking in Malaysia is an expensive affair. This creates some problems for us, the Five Dollar Travellers: We like a beer at the pub and we like to pub crawl but in Malaysia we can’t afford it! Solution? Pub crawl the convenience stores and sneak into a few venues with booze! So first of all, the title of this post is a partial lie – we do end up in …

Pub Crawl Brisbane, Australia

Pub Crawl Brisbane – (With Video & Map)

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Greetings drinkers! Why pub crawl Brisbane? When we first moved here we weren’t convinced that this was really a city of exciting pubs… Happily, Brisbane has changed. There are a few mainstays that have been around forever, the real excitement though is in the burgeoning craft beer scene which has only very recently exploded all over the city. On this crawl we visit a spectrum of options, 9 top pubs and some honourable …

Row of vines at Mclaren Vale

Barossa Valley vs Mclaren Vale: Two Wine Regions Seen Two Different Ways (With Video)

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Wine. Its the reason for a grape’s existence; the hope that it will one day grow and end up being squished into delicious oblivion. Actually, its one of the reasons modern society exists as it does: The amount of ancient trade routes that led to cultural interactions, sharing of technology etc. in part due to cultures that couldn’t grow good wine wanting a piece of the Mediterranean action… and also because drunk …

Cycling around the Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley Wineries: Drunky Cycling During a Heat Wave (With Video)

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  We had the perfect plan, travel to the Barossa Valley wine region in South Australia, stay in budget accommodation and get around using the cheapest possible methods: busses, trains and bicycles. This was so we could save on the overall trip and spend more on wine……little did we know mother nature had a little something up her sleeve to disrupt our plans! Watch our adventure below and learn about …

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Sydney Pub Crawl: Manly to The Rocks (With Video)

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Beer? Yes please! Sydney boasts an excellent selection of pubs, particularly in The Rocks, which is the historic centre of the city. With so many to try we are left with only one option: Pub Crawl!!! A cloudy day had turned to a beautifully sunny afternoon and this seemed like the perfect time to enjoy the alcohol related delights that Sydney has to offer.   After a nice afternoon in …

Stanley Wine

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

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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 …

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Where can I see the ping-pong shows in Bangkok?

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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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Drinking the Das Boot Beer in under 10 minutes (Rhodes, Greece) – With Video

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The five dollar travellers love a beer challenge! As far as marketing goes, the 2 litre boot in Rhodes has to be the best one we’ve found so far (2010), but our search is perpetual… The massive boot just looks awesome, and drinking all that cold lager at speed is harder than you’d think! A serious beer needs a serious face 2 Litres… thats just under 4 pints. We were …

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

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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 …