Australian Pub

EFTPOS – The Australian Cashless Culture thumbnail

“Can you lend me a fiver?” “Do you take EFTPOS?” Whenever I asked to borrow a fiver in England, I never once received that response. I won’t here in Australia either, because nobody refers to anything as a fiver. Anyway, here’s an article I wrote for Australia and New Zealand magazine which appeared in their [...]

road trip

Let’s hit the road again. If you remember, Gladstone was the Second Stop on My Queensland Coast Road Trip and from there I headed 110 km further north to Rockhampton. So far on this road trip I had tried to avoid the Bruce Highway where possible, preferring back roads instead. Travelling from Gladstone to Rockhampton [...]

Pubs in Australia: Traditional vs Modern thumbnail

I’ve written quite a few posts about pubs in Australia, as well as posts about the cost of beers, wines, and I’ve also talked about beer measures. In a post called Sunday Lunch in an Australian Pub from February 2009, I ran through the numbers and the bottom line was that there are way more [...]

pub

Australian’s aren’t “big” on pubs, which is a bit surprising. They love their beer. It’s standard practise to buy beer by the carton, 24 cans at a time. None of this woosy four pack stuff. CNBN.com, who had the most up to date information I could find, (September 23, 2008), say the Australians are the [...]