Monday, December 18, 2017

Unbreakable Spirit, True Strength

Three weeks after his twenty-first birthday a young man entered a pool competition at New South Wales’ Southern Cross University bar. He’d been drinking...

$10,000 worth of Beer to fix a $700 Car (Pt 1)

Once I was a musician. I lived and worked in the Australian outback, where professional competition wasn't fierce. There were less performing musicians than...

Traveling the Australian Outback: A Few Beers in the World’s Smallest...

Central Australia is the home of the road train. The world’s largest and heaviest road-legal vehicles, many exceed 50 metres (165 ft) long and...

The World’s Most Dangerous Party? (part 2)

... Continued from Part 1... Meandering down the serene Nam Song River, reclining lazily in the inner tube of a truck tyre… this essential stopover...

Haebangchon and a World-class Dive Bar.

A few days back I gave a nod to a very cool little bar that welcomed all comers, and will be missed. Before this...

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