Tag Archives: Australia

Pub Quiz!

Enroute Karumba, Australia What chronicle of our many adventures tending bars in the remote outreaches of the Outback would be complete without a pub quiz? Here in Australia many of the beers do you the courtesy of printing questions right on … Continue reading

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A Month of Thursday

Thursday Island, Australia So keep in mind that sign, and the information contained thereupon, as we go though our entertainment options on Thursday Island for the month we were there. Related posts: Thursday…now available in Island format! Outback pub life … Continue reading

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The other side

Thursday Island, Australia Thursday Island really excited us because it was, we were told, a really rare opportunity to spend some time with the native people of Australia. Which is, in case you’re wondering, a really, really hard thing to … Continue reading

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Queensland Grog files

Queensland, AU  Greg has a long-standing belief that tropical climates produce some of the best wine.  His logic comes from visiting wineries in Florida. Yes, Florida has wineries.  We’ll get to that later. The short of it is that the … Continue reading

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For the Diggers

Australia   Australian Friend: It’s called “two-up.” US: Ok…so what’s the deal here? Australian Friend: You flip two coins at once and bet on how many will come up heads. ***** Now before you read further you need to understand … Continue reading

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The imperfect mirror

Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia One of the things that we love about Australia is that it is, as Greg describes it, “like looking at a imperfect mirror at ourselves.” Or, yes ok it has been a while since we made … Continue reading

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Thursday…now available in Island format!

Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia After the arduous process of “studying” for our Responsible Service of Alcohol test we passed our course and became certified Australian bartenders! About 48 hours later came our first outback pub job over at Thursday Island, … Continue reading

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How are you spending your Easter Holiday?

Australia That question took us a bit by surprise because, well, we hadn’t really put a lot of thought into it… And we would be dramatically understating things to say that shocked our Australian friends. Travel is an interesting thing and one … Continue reading

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Australia Grog Files

Australia Well since we’re going over adventures in outback bar tending, it’s probably about time we started updating the grog files to keep us with us. We’ll be doing a new grog files for each state we visited in Australia but this week … Continue reading

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It’s pronounced ‘Cans’

Cairns, Queensland, Australia Because when you pronounce the “R” in “Cairns” the locals genuinely have no idea what you’re talking about. Seriously people, it’s a word.  In our common language.  You can look it up. Who uses a silent “R”!?!?! … Continue reading

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