Our best and worst value travel from 2014

Tommo Fun

What experiences were really worth the price tag in 2014? This is about value for money. Best quality for the lowest price. Value is that balance point in the middle. You can get a 4 hour train ride across India for $2… but you’ll be crushed in a sweaty box like cattle. That’s not value for money. That’s just cheap. Flying from London to Athens for $35 in a comfortable, …

16 Asian Taxi scams (and how to beat them)

Tommo Travel Tips

Taxi drivers all over Asia know how to extort foreigners, and locals. We’ve encountered our fair share of Asian taxi scams but North Indian taxi drivers are by far the most sneaky. Even the most experienced traveller can easily fall prey to some of the lesser used tricks. Not all of these are hardcore scams exactly, some are just ways to eek a few extra dollars out of ignorant foreigners. …

15 Best Books to Read Before Travelling South East Asia

Megsy Travel Tips

” The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Books should be an integral part of any travellers travel kit. Whether it be in paperback or as an ebook, you will always find wanderers with a word based resource or two for the country they are in. However, …

Xiaolongbao, Shanghai

15 Best Foods in Asia and where to find them

Tommo Food, Food Guides (What To Eat In...)

You love Asian food? So do we. This is our guide to the best foods in Asia! Taste is always subjective. One man’s spicy is another man’s uncontrollable, red faced pain. One woman’s sweet is another woman’s diabetic nightmare. As foodie travellers there is one thing we can promise – We’ve eaten a lot. In doing so, we’ve drawn a bunch of comparisons in order to compile this list. One year …

how to use squat toilets

How to use Squat Toilets: 10 tips on technique and what to expect

Megsy Travel Tips

Going to Asia for the very first time can be a daunting experience. But it’s going in Asia that is the subject of today’s article. Welcome to the land of Squat toilets. Everyone needs to “go” at some point during the day. In Asia you may even find that the change in cuisine can make this matter a bit more urgent (if you know what I mean). We’ve all heard of …

Thingyan (Myanmar) vs Songkran. 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 …

Anchor Beer, Cambodia

The Top 5 Must Try Asian Beers

Tommo Booze

Asian Beers have a reputation for being weak flavoured, watery lagers. Although alcohol content varies, taste lies in the same ballpark, regardless of brand. I wanted to put together a top 10 list… I couldn’t. I have actually failed in finding 10 beers of note in the whole of East Asia. I could easily bulk out this list with some sub standard products but who would that help? There were …

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 …

Tri-Shaw, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand. Elephants, Tigers and Temples!

Tommo Photo Inspiration

One year ago we were visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand. Chiang Mai has a relaxed vibe, is not overly touristy and the amazingly welcoming attitude of the Thai people themselves all lift this city to be one of our favourite places in the world. In a reminiscent mood, I figured a photo blog would help me translate the essence of this fantastic destination, and the wonderful experiences we had. Chiang Mai is somewhere …

Eat insects at chiang Mai markets, Thailand

Edible Insects! Eating Crickets, Grasshoppers, Silk Worms and many more! (With Video)

Tommo Food, Tommo-Eats-Something-Terrible, Video Blogs

Food: Insects (Grasshoppers, Large Crickets, Silk Worms, Cicada) Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand (Saturday Market) The “Mix Bag” Quite a selection of these not-so-delicious looking edible insects were available! So I decided to opt for a “mix bag” with a few from each variety for only a dollar! yum :-s I Guess insects are part of the holy grail of weird food that most westerners won’t even think of eating, but …