burgers from Karens Diner in Sydney. A jukebox is in the background

Good Food, Bad Service! What Really Happens at Karen’s Diner in Sydney

I’ve been here ten minutes. The waiter has insulted my dress, complained about my beer order and flounced off muttering ‘whatever’ once I placed it. He’s now standing looking at his phone ignoring all demands for attention. Normally this would be time to call for the manager, but this is Karen’s Diner in Sydney – and rude service is all part of the fun.

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John Forrest Tavern just outside Perth has it's own mob of roos that like to join you in the beer garden. What happened when we had a schooner with Skippy.

Where to See Kangaroos in Perth: The Amazing John Forrest Tavern And Other Cool Spots

One of my fondest travel memories was visiting a beer garden in Germany frequented by deer – we drank steins, they nibbled grass – it was great. So when I read that the John Forrest Tavern and its beer garden of friendly kangaroos near Perth, Western Australia was probably the best place to see kangaroos …

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Sydney Opera House during Vivid - one of the fun things to do in Circular Quay

30 Fun and Unusual Things to do in Circular Quay

Chances are if you’re visiting Sydney, you’re going to end up in Circular Quay. It’s the access point to the Opera House, the place where you get on the iconic Manly Ferry, it’s home to bars, restaurants and buskers with didgeridoos, but alongside enjoying all these things, there are also some less well known, more …

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A Fun Day on the Riverboat Postman – Prison Stories and Shipwrecks Ahoy

When I was invited onto the Riverboat Postman for a day out recently, I was expecting a gentle float along the Hawkesbury River watching pretty boats float past, maybe the odd sea eagle to coo at. I wasn’t expecting tales of prison breaks, spooky abandoned buildings and shipwrecks…. but it seems that just like the …

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