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 …

Manta Ray, Gold coast

The best 17 wildlife photos from the last 17 months

Tommo Photo Inspiration

We’ve bumped into our fair share of critters over the last 17 months – here are some of the best pictures from our encounters!     Meeting the baby tigers at Tiger Kingdom (Chiang Mai), was amazing! As soon as you walk close to these Soldier crabs they bury themselves in the sand – call themselves soldiers! Read more about beaches of the Gold coast The Orangutans in the jungles …

Megs with cute baby tiger on log, Tiger Kingdom, Thailand

Tiger Temple vs Tiger Kingdom, Thailand (Cute baby tigers, with video)

Megsy Fun, Video Blogs

There are 2 main places in Thailand that you can get up close and personal with a real life tiger. The Tiger Temple and the Tiger Kingdom. I have visited both on two separate trips to Thailand and here I will explain the differences between the two so you can decide which one you should visit. PART 1: Tiger Temple The Tiger Temple is about a three and a half …

Orangutans at Sepilok Rehabilitation centre, Borneo

Where can I see wild orangutans in Borneo? (Hairy Orange version of me)

Tommo Fun

  The Orang Utan (Literal translation “man of the forest”) is native to Borneo, one of only two areas in the world you can still see them wild in their natural habitat. It was the rainy season, but with no rain in sight we knew we’d hit the jackpot…. Where to See Orangutans   We are in Sandakan, Sabah, the north-east corner of Malaysian-Borneo at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation centre. …

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Kissing a Live Crocodile: For real! (Thailand)

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER. Crocs are not exactly tameable… They just react. When the croc trainers invited members of the audience to “kiss” a crocodile I have to say I was slightly dubious… but what the hell, sounded like a good photo op.   Funnily, no one else in the audience volunteered for this experience, I couldn’t help feeling they were all thinking “Stupid white guy…” They led me into …

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Feed crocodiles with a fishing line!

Tommo Fun

FUN FOR A FIVER This is about as close to “it might as well be free” as you can get. Basically a big green pond full of crocs… they give you a fishing rod and a bucket of chicken bones and you swing the food out to the crocs and try and coax them to eat it…… ……”Try” is the appropriate word here, unless you get there first thing in the …

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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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Ride the ducks in Bangkok!

Tommo Fun

   FUN FOR A FIVER.  Remember when you were a kid and you could go to the local lake and ride on the paddle boats?? This is old school entertainment at its best! You may still be able to do this back home, but likely you’ll be charged through the nose for it… however, in Bangkok of course, its super cheap! And instead of just seeing a few fish in the lake …

Erawan Waterfalls, Tier 2

Want to see amazing waterfalls near the River Kwai? Erawan Waterfalls & Death Railway Museum

Tommo Fun

. Erawan Waterfall Kanchanaburi Before the Death and gloom of the Railway museum, we opted to visit what is described as the best waterfall system in Thailand, and for my money I’d say it might have been one of the best in the world. Obviously there are epic water falls (such as Niagra, Victoria) there are super high waterfalls (Such as the 420M drop off on Hilo, Hawaii), but for …

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How to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands in 2 days.

Tommo Fun

This week we’re at Airlie beach – gateway to the southern part of the Great Barrier reef and to the millionaire’s island paradise of the Whitsunday Islands! Australia is not quite as budget friendly as other countries, but there are always workarounds, you’ve just gotta get smart! Being on the one year work and travel visa means I am entitled to get a job… and that’s why I’m here, I’ve …