It's not often I'm the most sober and well-dressed bloke in town, but that was the case when I swaggered into Bundaberg, a remote Queensland outpost built on alcoholism and liver failure. The locals love getting hammered so much they named the joint after their favourite booze, Bundy Rum, a throat-burning syrup which doubles as … Continue reading The City Built on Alcoholism: Bundaberg, Queensland
G'day Drunkards, I haven't posted in a while but I still love yas. There's a reason for it, though, because I've been relaxing in a rehab centre for a while. Don't worry, I'm not a quitter, and this joint isn't going to become Sober and a Valuable Member of Society anytime soon. The authorities gently … Continue reading Land of the Bigs
Here are the top five things to do on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Yay. 1. Go for a stroll through Noosa National Park. Beautiful beaches, dense foliage, gorgeous sunsets - this spot has it all, and is within spitting distance of Noosa's main strip. Whether you're after a swim or a spot of bird-watching, it's the … Continue reading Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Has your trip to Italy been binned because of the dreaded Beijing Bug? Stop drowning your sorrows in Peroni because whilst Roma, Italia is off the cards, Roma, Queensland is open for business. The sunburnt city of 6000 is 400km inland from the Sunshine Coast and it's fantastico! Don't believe me? Then let's put the … Continue reading Roma, Italia vs Roma, Queensland
The final stretch of my tour around the golden west of New South Wales took me out of Parkes and through Dubbo, which is famous for its sprawling zoo and sprawling pub fights. I was running short on time, so I took a photo at the city limits and pretty much brushed the rest. Honestly, … Continue reading Merriwa; What is it good for? Absolutely everything!
The Drunk and Jobless World Tour™ has readers from across the planet, and one thing my fans are always asking me is whether it's worth flying to Australia just to see the famous Dog on the Tucker Box at Gundagai. I wrote about this legendary roadside attraction a year ago but, in the interest of providing … Continue reading The Dog on the Tucker Box
Our first day in Rainbow Beach provided paragliding perfection, but after that things went downhill fast. With a cyclone swirling off the coast, the winds picked up and the rain came through and our wings remained tucked away in their rucksacks. Instead of flying, our little group of pilots fell into a cesspool of heavy drinking, … Continue reading I had a WHALE of a time in Hervey Bay!
After a month spent fending off sleet and snow in the depths of Siberia, I was paler than Beetlejuice's arsehole and in desperate need of some Vitamin D, so I headed to the Sunshine Coast for a paragliding trip with my mates. As soon as I stepped off the plane at Maroochydore, I was met by … Continue reading Big in Queensland