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 …

Crocodile Kiss

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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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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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 …

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Baan Thai Cooking Classes – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Megsy Cooking Classes, Food

They gave Tom a cleaver, what did they expect to happen?  Cooking up a storm at the Baan Thai Cooking School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are big foodies here at Five Dollar Traveller, and there is nothing like learning how to cook the local cuisine yourself! Don’t learn when you get home… learn from the locals and get to know the inside tips and tricks that make those special …

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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Why these are the two best temples in Bangkok, Wat Arun & Wat Pho (Big Buddha)

Tommo Fun

Bangkok has a few temples… well, honestly, Bangkok has A LOT of temples! Varying costs and varying quality make it a little tricky to know exactly which ones are worth going to. We visited about 10 different ones whilst in Bangkok and we reckon Wat Arun (The iconic temple of Bangkok), and Wat Pho (home of the Big Buddha) are the two best to visit. These temples fit well within …