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  1. Tina Marshall
    March 31, 2009

    Greetings, travelers! Have you heard about Peterman’s Eye Travel? It is a wonderful community for curious and wandering minds. Thought I’d share…



    • anthony
      March 31, 2009

      Hi Tina, thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Tumbrella
    March 31, 2009

    Great list Matt. Like number 5. Though I must say I prefer the Underwear Fence, on the road between Wanaka and Queenstown (Wanaka end).

    Literally, 40-50 yards of bras and other undergarments strewn along the roadside for no obvious reasons. Of course, I had to leave an offering too.

    • anthony
      March 31, 2009

      Thanks for the comment! I’ve heard about the bra fence in NZ, but that’s on the list to visit! I’m not sure if Imelda Marcos has visited the Shoe Fence!

  3. 1002things
    May 13, 2009

    Is it terrible that I literally just want to copy this list whole and paste it into my life list? These are some of the most intriguing ideas I’ve read in a long time. My favourite is the last one, if only because I’m on a Bolivia kick at the moment.

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  4. Travel-Writers-Exchange.com
    May 21, 2009

    Great post. I found #34 and #35 interesting. Who knew that the kids would want pens. I would think that they would be asking for money or may be food. Perhaps they sell the pens for money in order to buy food. Interesting.

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  5. Dragon
    September 16, 2009

    Tip 17: you are not wrong about the free boot wash. I always declare something, even the peanuts I got from the plane because the line is shorter and declaring something is the best way to get through customs without them riffling through your stuff.

  6. Gary@Budget Hotels
    December 10, 2009

    Ha Ha, I love your blog it’s so hillarious!! You think when you go traveling, oh I’ll visit the ancient ruins, I’ll do the typical tourist stuff. But you’re blog has highlighted some absolute must’s whilst in any of these countries. I love the eclectic store of the turkish man, not only does he supply you with Viagra but Kodak Film, genius!! I’m intrigued by the one where you can travel to Sydney from London without flying!! Anyway brilliant ideas, keep up the good work.
    .-= Gary@Budget Hotels´s last blog ..Festival Internacional Cervantino, Mexico =-.

  7. Debbie
    December 17, 2009

    Love your tips. Travel should be fun! Making funny videos on the road is something my friends and i love to do to make the trip truly memorable.
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Snowboard FAIL =-.

  8. tyres
    April 24, 2010

    So funny! What about “going to the gondola in Queenstown, NZ by feet because no one does ?” :-)

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    May 2, 2010

    Lol! I wonder under #16 is it an official Viagra distributor in Turkey? :) I like your blog, a lot of interesting photos from different nice sunny places – keeps me warm when it’s 8 degree C outside :(

  10. Harvey Morris
    May 20, 2010

    What is the best website on the internet that provide travel tips to Thailand ?`–

  11. The Denver Wedding Photographer
    May 21, 2010

    In Regards to #22 that does work well. When traveling in Papua New Guinea I found this approach to be very effective. The “Wontok” system there requires that friends share things so one of our shirts was a prized posession and they were willing to trade it for something of theirs that we found valuable as well.
    .-= The Denver Wedding Photographer´s last blog ..There’s more than one way to devour a Mac Life =-.

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    June 2, 2010

    I love the Viagra shop! Great post thanks for sharing.

  13. Cheap Hotels in the UK
    June 8, 2010

    Fantastic, this could be made into a well watched television serious. That’s for sure. What I wanted to comment on was the treads. When we were young during the 70 and earl 80′s the fashion was to buy “treads” these were sandal type shoe that was made from tyres. They too were fantastic and much worn by teenagers.

  14. Chicago Speed Dating
    July 3, 2010

    Hey guys, I love your tips! Im lauging out loud. This may have just made my day!! Offbeat travel tips are the best on this site.

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    September 2, 2010

    These were amazing, I laughed so hard at the Egypt ‘special friend’ incident, it’s happened to me so many times. At least i’ve been fortunate enough to travel that much.

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    January 20, 2011

    Wow, such an awesome, extensive list. I am planning a trip to Europe this summer and am super stoked to check out the Kadir’s Treehouses in Olimpos, Turkey.

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  17. unusual travel
    February 4, 2011

    its a good list…maybe sometimes a bit on the safe side…what about more hippy/alternative places? like cap d agde, the largest nudist town in the world? or the burning man festival?

    • anthony
      February 4, 2011

      These all sound good!

  18. Plaza Hotel
    February 5, 2011

    Wow, some interesting stuff here. So funny! I would say its more of a checklist than travel tips though.

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  20. Martha
    September 23, 2012

    I think #3 is sad. There are fewer and fewer large animals in Africa, why would you want to contribute to their deaths? :(

  21. Bob
    September 28, 2013

    looooot of tips man! thankyou

  22. Nolwenn
    February 3, 2014

    I recommend the frog soup at the market in Cuzco, it’s supposed to cure everything and get you fit for the inca trail to Maccu Piccu.
    I survived taking taxis in Cairo and the one driver even took me along to share the ramadan breakfast offered for free on every street corner for those who can’t get home in time!

    • Anthony The Travel Tart
      February 3, 2014

      Yummo. Not!

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