A chance to journey the world at no cost? Signal me up!
That is precisely what Journey Guides trio Dorian (24), Kev (28) and Teng (25) did after seeing a 9 Community casting advert posted to Fb, whereas on the hunt for reasonable flights to Bali.
“We thought it may very well be enjoyable to possibly make a video and audition tape and ship it in and we’ll by no means hear again from them,” Dorian mentioned to The Greek Herald.
“Hastily we heard again from him three days later.”
The three good mates are former Goal co-workers and price range travellers who share a love of junk meals, laptop video games, music and flicks. The trio made their first look in season 2 of the present and have continued their journey adventures this coming season (Season 4).
Regardless of referring to themselves as “the three Asian boys”, Dorian comes from a Greek Australian household, together with his yiayia arriving in Australia within the mid-to-late 60s and settling down within the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh.
Regardless of his proud Greek heritage, Dorian by no means had the chance to go to Greece till he was despatched there in 2019, unknowingly, by the Journey Guides producers.
“The factor that I really like most is we by no means know what to anticipate, as a result of we’re not instructed what nation we’re going to go to till we rock up on the airport and we don’t know what actions we’re going to do till we rock up within the morning to movie,” Dorian mentioned.
“I used to be meant to go (to Greece) I believe 3 times and all the time needed to cancel final minute.”
Within the collection return, the trio, together with the opposite Journey Guides, take off on a Greek island-hopping vacation. Beginning within the historic capital, Athens, they hop aboard the ferry to the celebration island of Mykonos and the standard island of Milos.
Most Greek Australian households know that after they plan a visit to Greece, a go to to see the family is a high-end precedence. Nonetheless, underneath a good schedule of solely per week in Greece, Dorian mentioned there was no time to go to his prolonged household.
The “three Asian boys” have collected many followers all through the present’s airing, however none greater than Dorian’s mum.
“Mother is our greatest fan,” Dorian mentioned.
“I type of can’t go to any supermarkets or something with out mum having instructed the individuals on the checkout that I’m going to be on the present tonight.”
“My complete household was tremendous stoked. Clearly they need we may have met family, however there simply wasn’t any time and we weren’t in the appropriate locations, sadly.”
To kick off the Greek vacation, the Journey Guides checked out the historic websites of Athens and, placing their very own twist on historical past, they go for just a few Olympic data of their very own, with various ranges of success.
Leaving Athens they head to the celebration island of Mykonos, to which when Dorian was requested in regards to the variations within the celebration scene between Greece and Australia, the Greek Australian mentioned it “doesn’t examine”.
Again on the ferry, the travellers head for extra steady shores. The very best-kept secret within the Greek Islands awaits them on Milos, the place white volcanic cliffs curve like marble into vivid blue seas.
However the celebration has additionally adopted them to this conventional paradise, the place it’s one of many greatest pageant days of the yr and the entire island has gathered to have fun with bells on.
Dorian revealed to The Greek Herald that Greece has been his favorite visited location on the present to this point, with Athens’ historical past and sweetness being a lifetime spotlight.
“It’s the guts of every little thing, a lot historical past there,” Dorian mentioned.
“The individuals type of jogged my memory of Oakleigh occasions 20; Individuals calling out to one another on the road, strolling round with their espresso, sitting on the cafes all day.”
“My least favorite second was in all probability boarding a airplane to depart.”
The fourth season of Journey Guides will premiere on Wednesday, April 28, on Channel 9.