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Happy 4th of July, Comrade Americans!

Happy 4th of July! As travelers over the past few years (wow, that’s still weird to say) Our history of celebrating the birth of our home nation has ranged from “cowboy guitars around a campfire” as interpreted by the people … Continue reading

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Don’t mow your lawn!

Karumba, QLD, Australia We want to introduce you to something that Tiffany’s mom considers to be one of the nastiest, grossest, ickiest things in the world: The Tree Frog

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South Australia Grog Files

South Australia, AU We didn’t plan on spending too much time here, however the Beast had other plans.  Upside, we got to see a zombie parade and ride the cross-Australia train. Downside, it’s hard to go wine tasting when your wheels … Continue reading

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New South Wales Grog files

New South Wales, AU Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Bondi beach and an Opera house – New South Wales is pretty much what all of us think of when we hear the word “Australia.” Between driving the coast, bumming around Sydney … Continue reading

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Life passing us by

Baltimore, Maryland, United States It is once again time for Greg’s birthday entry- One can always rely on family to ask the questions everyone else is quietly wondering about: “Greg, it’s been almost 4 years now. Aren’t you worried about … Continue reading

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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.

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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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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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