Backpacking in Australia: Top 5 Experiences on the East Coast

My Australian adventure of 2009 – 2011 started unbelievably 10 years ago this month. I really find it hard to fathom that it was so long ago, but it was. I toured five of the countries 8 Provinces and Territories – missing out on Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia only. This included spending Read more about Backpacking in Australia: Top 5 Experiences on the East Coast[…]

Backpacking in The Empire of Atlantium: How I Spent A Fortnight In A Country Without Knowing It

“Try to sit with me around my table; but never bring a chair” – Noel Gallagher. Have you ever backpacked through a country without even knowing it?? As idiotic as that sounds, back in 2009, I managed it!! Today I finally get round to writing about The Empire of Atlantium, which really is the country Read more about Backpacking in The Empire of Atlantium: How I Spent A Fortnight In A Country Without Knowing It[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve told before on Don’t Stop Living, some I haven’t yet shared. These have been absolutely Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far[…]

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100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia

“We may never meet again so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz Firstly, this article has taken a fair bit of work over the years and I’m finally getting it published over 4 years since I left Australia behind! Secondly of course I’m probably wrong and you might have heard of Read more about 100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia[…]

The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia

I took advantage of my Australian Working Holiday Visas, using my first and second year options and loved my time living in the land down under. There were many more highs than there were lows when I lived there, but one incident really had me furious and wanting to hunt down the culprit and $hit Read more about The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia[…]

My Favourite 5 Beaches in Sydney, Australia

You might be aware that I’m not exactly a beach buff or lover, despite doing a “Top 10 beaches” recently. But now and then we all need it and in fact when I lived in Parramatta, Australia I was actually a regular to the beaches of Sydney. For those who love beaches and consider sun Read more about My Favourite 5 Beaches in Sydney, Australia[…]

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The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia

Yes, there was that silly night when I fell asleep on a bus, got locked inside, and slept in it until the morning. My crazy stories haven’t all been told yet of course and I was just reminiscing about the night I ended up getting locked in a public bus in Australia. Please note alcohol was Read more about The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia[…]

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Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia

“If you really want more shout it out louder” – Usher. OK so before I launch into a tribute, the story begins, and this one needs a bit of an introduction. Even those that once worked with me in PJ Gallagher’s Irish PubI’m not sure I’ve told it all before in this much detail on Read more about Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia[…]

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