Australian Pubs, Food and Etiquette

Pubs are a popular place for social gatherings in Australia. From summer to winter, university students, co-workers, and people from all backgrounds gather to mingle in pubs. While pubs have their origins in ancient Rome, Australians have taken this British institution and created their own version. There is no formal difference between a bar and a pub, but generally pubs are bigger and more casual than bars. Colourful and interesting pubs can be found throughout Australia, and many people will have their favourite local watering holes. Perhaps pubs are so popular in Australia as they provide a relaxed and social atmosphere for drinking.

Pub at night
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Pub food tends to be rich and hearty, and pub menus have a range of traditional and modern café items. There are many pubs that serve top cuisine, functioning as restaurants, and others that serve modern, café-style food. Some common and very popular traditional pub menu items are: Continue reading “Australian Pubs, Food and Etiquette”

Perth Flying and City Guide

Australia’s capital city Perth is the largest city of the Western State of Australia and is home to around 1.5 million people. It was originally founded as the political centre for the Swan River free settler colony in 1829 by Captain James Stirling.

Swan river - Perth
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Perth Airport lies a little outside the main city of Perth. Nine miles to the north east in fact. It is the 4th busiest of Australia’s airports, and provides both domestic and international flights. Because Perth is a popular place to travel to, there are over 50 different airlines that fly here meaning that for people who are searching for deals, there are often some excellent deals to be found. One of the best ways to do this is via online flight finders such as Travel between the airport and the city is easy with plenty of choice in airport shuttle busses, taxi services and hire cars, and the journey only takes about 30 minutes.
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3 Exciting Markets to Visit in Sydney

Whilst tourist attractions are bound in the City of Sydney, many tourists enjoy the opportunity to get more involved with the locals, and what better way to do this than by visiting a market? It is easy to jump on a train or bus, usually located close to your accommodation, to get to any of the markets will be talking about, but if you have a rental car, Sydney has some great markets for you to visit within easy driving distance of the CBD.

Paddy's Market, Sydney
Photo: Brian Giesen

Markets come alive, particularly at weekends, and will give you a unique opportunity to not only mingle with the locals and enjoy the camaraderie and repartee it can bring, it also picked up a few bargains along the way.
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