‘Travel Guides’ Greek Australian star was speechless after visiting Greece for the show’s season premiere


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This is exactly what the trio of travel guides Dorian (24), Kev (28) and Teng (25) did after seeing a New Network Casting announcement posted on Facebook, while you are searching for cheap flights to Bali.

“We thought it might be fun to maybe make a video and audition tape and send it out and we’ll never hear from them,” Dorian told The Greek Herald.

“Suddenly we heard from him three days later. “

The Three Good Friends are former Target colleagues and budget travelers who share a love of junk food, computer games, music, and movies. The trio made their first appearance in season 2 of the series and continued their travel adventures this coming season (season 4).

Trio of travel guides Dorian (24), Kev (28) and Teng (25) Photos courtesy of Nine Network.

Although he refers to himself as “the three Asian boys”, Dorian comes from a Greek Australian family. His yiayia arrived in Australia in the mid-1960s and settled in the Oakleigh suburb of Melbourne.

Despite his proud Greek heritage, Dorian never had the opportunity to visit Greece until he was unknowingly sent there in 2019 by the producers of travel guides.

“What I like most is that we never know what to expect because we are not told which country we are going to go to until we meet at the airport and we do not know not what activities we’re going to do until we wake up in the morning to film, ”Dorian said.

“I had to go (to Greece) I think three times and always had to cancel at the last minute.”

In the return of the series, the trio, along with the other travel guides, take off on a Greek island-hopping vacation. Departing from the ancient capital, Athens, they board the ferry to the festive island of Mykonos and the traditional island of Milos.

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Photos courtesy of Nine Network.

Most Australian Greek families know that when planning a trip to Greece, a visit to see loved ones is a top priority. However, in a tight schedule of just one week in Greece, Dorian said he didn’t have time to visit his extended family.

The “Three Asian Boys” have gathered many fans throughout the show’s airing, but none are taller than Dorian’s mother.

“Mom is our biggest fan,” Dorian said.

“I kind of can’t go to any supermarket or anything without mom telling people at the checkout that I’m going to be on the show tonight.”

“My whole family was super happy. Obviously they would have liked us to meet relatives but we just didn’t have the time and we weren’t in the right places unfortunately.

Trio of travel guides Dorian (24), Kev (28) and Teng (25). Photos courtesy of Nine Network.

To kick off the Greek vacation, travel guides have visited historic sites in Athens and, putting their own twist on history, they go for their own Olympic records, with varying levels of success.

Leaving Athens, they head to the party island of Mykonos, to which when Dorian was asked about the differences in the party scene between Greece and Australia, the Greek Australian said that “was not comparable”.

Back on the ferry, travelers head to more stable shores. The best kept secret of the Greek islands awaits them in Milos, where white volcanic cliffs curve like marble into a dazzling blue sea.

But the party also followed them to this traditional paradise, where it’s one of the biggest feast days of the year and the whole island has come together to celebrate with bells.

The Fren family. Photos courtesy of Nine Network.

Dorian revealed to The Greek Herald that Greece has so far been her favorite place to visit on the show, with the history and beauty of Athens being a highlight in her life.

“It’s the crux of everything, so much history there,” Dorian said.

“People kind of reminded me of Oakleigh 20 times; People shout to each other in the street, walk around with their coffee, sit in cafes all day.

“My least favorite moment was probably getting on a plane to leave.”

The fourth season of Travel Guides will air Wednesday April 28 on Channel 9.


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