The Dullness of Dusseldorf

I have to admit that Dusseldorf actually wasn’t all that great. In fact it was pretty annoying. Half the reason that I came here was because it happened to be the butt of a lot of jokes from Hogans Heroes, probably because the name sounded rather amusing. Another thing was that Dusseldorf seemed to sit right in the middle of a cluster of towns and cities and a part of me wanted to explore parts of what appeared to be a mega-city. … More The Dullness of Dusseldorf

Cologne – It’s About the Bridge

A part of me wants to start off by writing about this rail bridge that crosses the Rhine and heads into the centre of Cologne, but since I wrote an entire post about a bridge in Australia that everybody seems to get really excited about, I thought that maybe I should leave talking about this particular bridge, which is called the Hollerzollern Bridge, until another time (particularly since there are a few things that I could write about the bridge beyond the fact that trains regularly cross it and boats regularly go under it). However, you might be wondering why it is that I have a thing about this bridge when I think that other bridge is, well, a bridge and nothing to get all that excited over (just like the radio antenna that people seem to get really excited over in Paris). … More Cologne – It’s About the Bridge

Warrnambool – The Whaling City

It certainly took me a decent amount of time to get around to writing (and even posting) this piece, especially since it was Easter 2015 when I was last in Warrrnambool (at least at the time of writing, which is actually May 2016, over a year after I was there). Mind you, it isn’t that I hadn’t written anything of Warrnambool since that time, since I did write about the Maritime Village, the Cheese Factory , the volcano, the church, and of course the Great Ocean Road. … More Warrnambool – The Whaling City

Paddington – The Inner East

I’m not really sure why it is I feel that I should write a post on Paddington since I haven’t wandered around here a huge number of times, but then a part of me is determined to have a beer at least at one of each of the pubs that I have found around here (though I haven’t managed that to date, namely because I get to a point where I simply say that I have had enough, jump on a bus, and head back to my hotel). Well, at least I have had a drink at the Unicorn, since when I last walked past it had closed down. … More Paddington – The Inner East

Wandering the Rundles

Okay, this post is going to be a bit more than just a walk along Rundle Street and Rundle Mall, but as I was trying to work out a title I thought that one sounded quite nice. In fact, this post is about my walk along North Terrace, a quick wander through a couple of the parks at the East End, and then my (or should I say our) return journey down Rundle Street and then along Rundle Mall. Actually, this trek coincided with our trip to the South Australian Museum, however I have already written a post about that visit, so this is simply going to be about our meanderings around Adelaide’s shopping district. … More Wandering the Rundles

Adelaide’s Brighton Beach

It seems as if Brighton is actually a pretty popular name for a suburb. In fact I reckon a majority of states in Australia have a Brighton. For instance there is one in Tasmania, one one Victoria (which happens to be a really, really swanky suburb), one on Queensland, and of course one in South Australia. In fact, with the exception of Brighton Tasmania, all of them happen to be a seaside suburb (though they don’t strictly border the sea as Brisbane and Melbourne are both on bays, while Adelaide in on a gulf). … More Adelaide’s Brighton Beach

A Ferry to Double Bay

Since I was spending ten days in Sydney, namely to give myself as much opportunity to explore the city as possible, I decided to jump on a ferry that I hadn’t been on before – the one to Watson’s Bay. Now I wasn’t intending on going to Watson’s Bay but rather a suburb that was about halfway there, though I soon discovered that the Ferry doesn’t actually stop at Double Bay, at least on the way up, which meant that I ended up going on a bit of a cruise around the eastern part of the harbour before I finally arrived at my destination. … More A Ferry to Double Bay

Norwood – The Inner East with a Bit of Class

It was Christmas Eve and since I had finished work early I grabbed an old friend and decided to go and explore the suburbs to the east of Adelaide, especially since it had been quite a while since I had ventured down this way (and that there were a number of pubs that I also wished to visit, and catalogue). Being daylight saving (and the middle of summer – well not really, but Christmas is supposed to be on the summer solstice, at least here in Australia) it mean that we were going to have a lot more time, or at least daylight, to be able to explore. Unfortunately there doesn’t happen to be any trains that head out this way (so no train videos unfortunately), but we were able to make most of our way by foot, at least for the most part – we caught a bus to the first pub. … More Norwood – The Inner East with a Bit of Class

Pubs of the Rocks

For some reason every time I come to Sydney I seem to find myself down at the Rocks. Maybe it has something to do with it being the closest thing to an Old City that you get in Australia (I say that because The Rocks is where the original settlement was located and in a way it is Australia’s oldest suburb). Maybe it also has something to do with the pubs because, once again, you will also find some of Australia’s oldest pubs down here. Okay, I’ll admit it – I visited the Rocks this time simply to go and check out all the pubs so that I could write this post. … More Pubs of the Rocks

12 pubs (but skipping the 12 pints) – Adelaide’s Golden Mile

I’m sure many of us have heard of the final instalment of Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy called ‘The World’s End’ in which a group of friends come together again to attempt to complete an epic pub crawl in their home town which involves visiting twelve pubs and drinking twelve pints and concluding their night at a pub called ‘The World’s End’.

So, you may ask, how does this film relate to this particular post? Well, after watching this rather amusing story of five men’s attempt to complete was is called ‘The Golden Mile’ I remembered that Adelaide has a pub called ‘the World’s End’ (or more precisely ‘The Worldsend’) so one day I decided to try and work out how I could replicate the Golden Mile in the sleepy little town of Adelaide. … More 12 pubs (but skipping the 12 pints) – Adelaide’s Golden Mile