6 Reasons We Spent Less Money in Europe than Asia

Megsy Travel Tips

Asia is the ultimate budget traveller destination, right? Cheap food. ‘Genuine fake’ clothes that can be bartered for a fraction of the price of an original. Long distance transport is ridiculously cheap compared to western countries. Hostel room for just a few dollars. When we left Australia we set ourselves a budget of $42 total per day (Total, for both of us). Easy right? Nope! We were spending hours searching …

FREE Accommodation Worldwide: 10 simple steps to become a top HouseSitter in 3 months

Tommo Travel Tips

House sitting means free accommodation around the world. I’m sure you’ll agree this is a golden ticket for any traveller. We signed up to trusted house sitters on 17th April 2014 whilst paying to stay in a filthy hotel in Kanyakamuri, India. By June 5th we were on our first housesit in England and by late July we were getting multiple requests to housesit – that we didn’t even have to …

4 Photos that will inspire you to visit the Roman Baths, Bath, UK

Tommo Photo Inspiration

2000 years ago, the romans came to the cold northern lands of England. They discovered the natural hot-springs at Bath and thought, “Shit, this’ll keep us warm on those winter nights, lets build a bath-house”. And build they did. The ancient site, fortunately, was lost beneath the modern city – meaning it was preserved until re-discovery in the 19th century. In fact, the baths at Bath are the best preserved example …

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Bastille Day Fireworks, Eiffel Tower, Paris

Tommo Photo Inspiration

Every 14th July France celebrates Bastille day. It’s a national independence day. The streets fill with people, especially for the evening fireworks display at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Getting up close to the Eiffel tower is impossible. The area is cordoned off as herds of onlookers push to find the best viewing spot. Fortunately, we found a good location and got some great photos of the fireworks – enjoy!   Looking …

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 …

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Pelicans attack! When Petros the pelican tried to eat me

Tommo Fun

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.

Tommo Fun

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!

Tommo Fun

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

Tommo Booze, Food, Video Blogs

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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Do inappropriate things in the naked park in Oslo

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER. Naked Satue Park Oslo The Vigeland Sculpture park in Oslo is Free (in every sense of the word). No one expects you personally to get naked, and with a climate like Norway’s, don’t expect to see any naked tourists either, but the statues are all nudes, over 200 of them and all sculpted by one man: Artist/Pervert Gustav Vigeland. I decided against having a lick… I don’t know …

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

Tommo Fun

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

Megsy Fun

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 …