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Visiting Marrakech: Food Fun Adventure in Marrakech Morocco

Megsy Travel Tips

Prepare your eyes for a visual feast. It’s hard to take it all in as you are bombarded by colors, fabrics and locally crafted metal and wood. Marrakech is one of the busiest cities in Morocco, Africa. It’s world famous for it’s maze like souks, fascinating handicrafts and due to many of the buildings being built in red sandstone, has the nickname “Red City”. Due to it’s popularity with tourists, many …

8 reasons hiking sucks

8 Reasons Hiking Sucks

Tommo Fun

So, I’m proposing that Hiking sucks. I’m sure the members of the long-socked community will be up in arms about this article… But as they are probably in a field somewhere with no access to the internet, who cares! For the rest of us, comfortably enjoying the wonders of technology, let me expand on why hiking is the target of my rage. Before I get started, I should qualify something. …

How to explore the real Tuscany: by bike

Megsy Fun

There is a reason some 14 million people visit Tuscany, Italy every year. Unique countryside and a culinary tradition that lives up to it’s thousands of years of history… Not to mention, Tuscany is the home of Chianti wine. We believe, if you visit somewhere by car, bus or train, you often miss something. That sense of really being in a place. Inside a glass and metal bubble, you just don’t connect with …

Kyaukme Trekking by Motorbike

VIDEO: Kyaukme Trekking by Motorbike to meet the Palaung tribes (Myanmar)

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Our 3 day Moto-trek from Kyaukme in Burma’s Shan state was one of the best experiences we had during our whole month travelling through Myanmar. Dogged by storms and some of the worst roads in the world (“Road” is a poor word to describe them) we powered through and got to homestay with real Palaung people in the mountains, eating home cooked food, learning about their culture and enjoying a …

Kyaukme trekking by Motorbike

Palaung people Homestay – 3 day Kyaukme trekking by motorbike (Non-Touristy)

Megsy Fun

For 3 days the only other tourist we saw was one guy, Eric, who was travelling with us. From massive valleys filled with tea bushes, to villages above the clouds and eating with local Palaung People in their kitchens, our 3 day adventure covered some of the roughest “roads” we’ve ever seen. Along with the most amazing views, this trek is one of our best memories of Burma. Myanmar is …

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

Tommo Booze, Fun, Video Blogs

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)

Megsy Booze, Fun, Video Blogs

  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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Where can I ride Elephants Bareback? Chiang Mai Elephant Camp, Thailand

Megsy Fun

I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to spend so much time with these majestic creatures. We went the whole hog with this experience… We are going bareback on the “Mahout” Elephant training adventure!  Read about how we learnt to command the elephants to our whims, take them for their daily bath and then get them muddied up again – because they love the mud bath. We overnight at The Chiang …

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

Megsy Booze

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 …

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Why the East coast of Cozumel is way better than the west coast.

Tommo Fun

The Five Dollar Travellers discover why Cozumel is worth a visit… Hire a jeep and escape the tourist west coast to explore the unspoilt east coast, eat awesome sea food and visit Mayan ruins… KMs of untouched beaches!   The Island of Cozumel is just a short ferry ride off the mainland near Cancun. If you are visiting “Chichen Itza” one of the great wonders of the world, you are …

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Tommo catches the travel bug: a retrospective on my first long term travel experience

Tommo Fun

Why Travel? I didn’t know, I’d been on plenty of holidays with my parents as a kid… some lamer than others. I’d been on a few trips into europe independently, which may sound impressive if you are not from Europe I suppose. After finishing University I felt like the rat race was not the sort of lifestyle I would want to look back on in 40 years and feel proud of. …