St George 🐉🐉🐉

Parting is such sweet sorrow, as John Lennon once said, and so it was with a heavy heart that I bid farewell to the del Sol after our tow truck ride from Dirranbandi to St George. The local mechanic was kind enough to lend me a grubby Toyota Avalon for a few days - which … Continue reading St George 🐉🐉🐉

The King of Bathurst

It's almost impossible to top a visit to Lithgow, but as I continued my journey to rekindle an old flame in Orange, I was determined to make the most of it.  My next stop was Bathurst, which is Australia's oldest inland city and was founded on gold. Who cares about any of that, though - … Continue reading The King of Bathurst

The O(ra)n(g)e that got away

Back when I was a young tacker, I was a bloody good sportsman. Rugby league, touch footy, even basketball and ping pong - I had a crack at everything and usually blew the competition away. I didn't bother with soccer or AFL, though, for the same reason I don't kiss men. Anyway, as a student … Continue reading The O(ra)n(g)e that got away

Gloucester, Taree and Me

After a few days spent in the wilds of Barrington Tops, I needed to get back to civilisation (and find a bottle shop). I packed my tent, said goodbye to the possums and wombats I'd befriended, and headed off to the gorgeous town of Gloucester, New South Wales. With a population of around 2400, it's … Continue reading Gloucester, Taree and Me

Mornington Glory

Round-Eye Scotty, Asian Scotty, and Your Drunken Hero were zooming down the Hume Highway in an overloaded VW Beetle, gazing in awe at the passing scenery and stopping at every scone and crumpet shop we passed. Our destination was Melbourne's glorious Mornington Peninsula, but we couldn't imagine what this paradisical scrap of coastline had in … Continue reading Mornington Glory

A Goose in Turkey

Those half-Asian-half-European women are the hottest in the world, so when a bloke I met in a pub told me about a city that's half in Asia, half in Europe, I knew I had to go there. Next thing I know, I'm in Istanbul, Turkey, marvelling at what is a bloody great city. The sprawling … Continue reading A Goose in Turkey

Portuguese Heavyweight Wrestling Champion of Portugal

For years I've dreamt of becoming a pro wrestling superstar, smashing chumps over the head with chairs and flexing my glistening muscles for my adoring fans. But I'm lazy and usually hungover, so I've never bothered to make my dream a reality. Fate, however, decided that hammering big, sweaty blokes in the ring pummeling idiots … Continue reading Portuguese Heavyweight Wrestling Champion of Portugal

LisVegas: The Six Coolest Things About Lisbon (Part II)

ORIGINAL SINTRA The medieval town of Sintra is less than an hour from the heart of Lisbon by train, and is home to a really cool castle, so you'd have to be a complete Wally not to go out there. The town itself is situated in a lush valley, with the ancient monuments perched high … Continue reading LisVegas: The Six Coolest Things About Lisbon (Part II)

LisVegas: The Six Coolest Things About Lisbon

1. I FORTE THE LAW Lisbon doesn't have a spectacular harbour like Sydney, Hong Kong or Woy Woy, but it is on the water, and has a few things to offer those who are after a stroll along the agua. The 25 de Abril bridge looks a bit like that one in San Francisco, but … Continue reading LisVegas: The Six Coolest Things About Lisbon