A Ballad of Satellites, Wee Waa and Jamie Lyon

It's a bloody long drive to Lightning Ridge from Narrabri, they sayBut there's a few real fascinating things to see along the wayLike the Compact Array of telescopes that nerds use to watch the starsBefore asking to see 'Uranus' whilst wanking themselves in their carsAlong the road is Wee Waa, the birthplace of Jamie LyonWho … Continue reading A Ballad of Satellites, Wee Waa and Jamie Lyon

Parkes and Recreation

Broken hearts don't last forever, and I had a whole lot more of regional Australia see, so I loaded up the Del Sol once again and blatted off towards Parkes. The handsome town of 11,000 is best known for being home to the satellite dish that transmitted the images of the first moon landing, but … Continue reading Parkes and Recreation

Estadio Centenario: Pretty cool, even though it smells like soccer

Back in 2001, Aussie soccer fans were left in tears when the Socceroos were bundled out of the World Cup qualifications after a heartbreaking 3-0 loss to Uruguay in Montevideo. I laughed my dick off because soccer is a game for teenage girls and the physically handicapped, and Aussie soccer fans are the sort of … Continue reading Estadio Centenario: Pretty cool, even though it smells like soccer

See ya the fuck later, Australia!

I love Australia, and I love being Australian. The refugee-cuddling diesel dykes who stalk the piss-stained alleyways of Newtown might tell you that's a bad thing, but it's not, it's something I'm proud of. So, as I prepare to spend more than two months rolling through Europe, I must admit that I'm going to miss … Continue reading See ya the fuck later, Australia!

Huddersfield is like my ex-girlfriend – cold, hate-filled and full of ugly Polish men

After my wild night out in Manchester, I woke up to endless rain and a phone call from my brother. My grandfather had died about the time I'd flown out to England five days before. It was not unexpected, because he was 93, but that doesn't make it any easier to take. The cold and … Continue reading Huddersfield is like my ex-girlfriend – cold, hate-filled and full of ugly Polish men

I took a lot of drugs in Amsterdam and got chased by cartoon characters

When I rolled into Amsterdam for the first time a few years ago, I only had three things on my mind; beer, drugs, and naked women with big titties. Who cares if it's one of the most beautiful cities in the world, that's what me - and most other people - go there for. But … Continue reading I took a lot of drugs in Amsterdam and got chased by cartoon characters

Carcassonne

I've fallen in love with a lot of places around the world, but nowhere has captured my heart quite like Carcassonne. This little village in the south-west of France has it all - centuries of history, an impressive citadel, beautiful parks and, most importantly, a proud history of rugby league. I spent a single day … Continue reading Carcassonne