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Emu In The Sky

Emu In The Sky

I have just been sharing a few Pilsens with a guy called Joe at Manso in Guayaquil, sitting on the balcony overlooking the Malecon.  It’s a warm Sunday night, people are strolling along the river over the road, and the beer is going down nicely. Joe goes to college in Montana. He tells me his favourite subject so far is indigenous astrology. An odd choice I think, but then he goes on to tell... [Read more]

A Bum’s Life

A Bum’s Life

It’s not that I mind waking up in jail with a hangover – no honestly, things could be worse – but when the charges are read and I‘m found guilty, I really want to be guilty. Not innocent, otherwise it’s all so sadly unfair. The drink in this case is beer; probably Budweiser, something I’m reluctant to admit but then that goes with the territory which is – or was – Bullit... [Read more]

Bhang Bhang Rock & Roll

Bhang Bhang Rock & Roll

Drink: Bhang Lassi. Location: Rajastan, India. The Story: Um, well, not sure this quite should be on this site but here goes. There we were, we three intrepid, dirty travellers thru India, not quite sure what we had gotten ourselves into but into it we were. Truely. We had taken a train, a rickshaw, walked, then a bus, then a rickshaw, then, no hold on, it was, ah, it doesn’t matter. 36 hours... [Read more]

Ignorance is Bliss

Ignorance is Bliss

Scene is set for this story in Hong Kong. I was there for my sister in law’s 30th B’day.  We went over there for one week and mixed it up with the rich ex pats , as this is the circle that the sister was in, everything was expensive from the food we ate, to the clubs we went to. On the second night we were there, we were told that we were going to some real hoity toity clubs and bars and... [Read more]

Hendrick’s and the crazy girl

Hendrick’s and the crazy girl

The Drink: Hendrick’s and Tonic – Double shot of Hendrick’s gin – Indian Tonic Water – Slice of cucumber The Story: I live right in the city of Melbourne. I was on my way home from drinks with a couple of mates, in fact, had my key in the front door to my apartment block on Centre Place and noticed a very attractive girl heading down the lane way – this slowed my... [Read more]

New years eve in Valparaiso, Chile

New years eve in Valparaiso, Chile

My new year resolution in 2006? To dance more! Valpariaso Chile: I woke up to great music in my hostel today – house music with a side of tango. It’s already a wonderful start to the new year, especially combined with memories of last night… everything they say about valparaiso being THE place to be in south america for new years is true. 100% absolutely true! you can’t walk a block... [Read more]

The Lessons of Levi

The Lessons of Levi

Less ice, more booze The border between Darlinghurst and Kings Cross is a fine line between debauchary and trend setting, so when I arrived in Sydney I had to choose a destination.  I wanted to find a place that was glitzy and grungy and The International was on the border of skank and located so high up in the Ivory Tower that we could look down on the peasants from our regal position. As the... [Read more]

Stupid girl

While on a cave tour in the El Gaucharo national park in Venezuela, my boyfriend, Sacha and I brefily met a young canadian girl Anna, who was also taking in the amazing information of these extremely rare nocturnal birds, she seemed nice enough…… Anyway a day after the tour Sacha and i found a great little bar in Santa Ana, just near where we were staying, it was such a small place, and... [Read more]

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