By TASH MARTI
Bored of your local? Tour Company, Thirsty Swagman has got the recipe for a good time, and the only missing ingredient is YOU.
Imagine pressing pause on the rat-race and jumping on a plane to Sydney, Australia. Walking into your hotel foyer, you and 20 complete strangers are passed, what looks like, a rather plain and ordinary itinerary.
Don’t be fooled by the standard appearance of this whole procedure – this is no ordinary itinerary – 80 pubs, 6 cities, 4 continents and 18 days later, you’ll be standing back in Sydney with twenty new best mates and a bunch of kick-ass memories that will last a lifetime.
Thirsty travellers will see the world through the bottom of their glass, as they embark on a one-in-a-kind itinerary that is unlike any offered by Tour Company competitors.
This unique, round-the-world journey kicks off in the party capital of the land down under – Sydney. During the day you’ll soak up the sunshine and enjoy the laid-back, ‘Aussie’ lifestyle at the cosiest bars along Bondi Beach. At night-fall, the real party begins as the thirsty crew hit up the extravagant night-life of ‘The Rocks’, where you’ll visit some of the oldest and liveliest pubs in Sydney, including the Fortune of War, the city’s oldest pub – rich in history and quality beer.
Destination two: Honolulu, Hawaii. Say Aloha to some great Waikiki booze cruises. Let me warn you now – four nights won’t feel like enough. With its spectacular beaches, you’ll be downing your favourite beer or cocktails under the Hawaiian sunset before heading out to the finest pubs and clubs in town.
Think that was heaven? Welcome to Iceland, where everything is picture-perfect, and the beer tastes exactly like what they’d serve in heaven. Considered the new party capital, Reykjavík has a simply spectacular nightlife! The city never sleeps, and only the weak will call an early night.
The fourth destination on this epic tour: Las Vegas, USA. Need I say more?
After a wild three days in Las Vegas, you’ll jet set across to the true land of beer – Düsseldorf, Germany. Home of the “World’s Longest Bar”, Düsseldorf boasts over 360 pubs within its tiny old town square. It’s an end-to-end strip of pub crawling madness, with hundreds of bars squeezed into a handful of streets, all within staggering distance of each other.
There’s only one place to finish off the party after an adventure this epic – Phuket, and there’s only one word to describe it – hard! The reason? Rock City, the hardest rocking pub on the planet. Absolutely no bar anywhere else can compare in pure power factor, and you’ll be treated like a VIP with special entry and live AC/DC and Metallica cover bands. If that’s not enough, you’ll also head to an exclusive bar at Naka Island. The beaches here are crystal clear, and the friendly staff serve an array of drinks that taste like pure heaven.
Just take a moment to think about it again… 80 pubs, 6 cities, 4 continents and 18 days to do it in. If you haven’t gotten goose-bumps yet – maybe you should check you’ve still got a pulse.
Newly graduated from University, Tash Marti (also doing part-time work experience at Thirsty Swagman, a Tour Operator based in Australia) is taking off to travel the big, wide world. Follow her adventures on http://www.youtube.com/tashmarti. Interested in the above pub tour? Head to http://www.thirstyswagman.com/D14-3-around-the-world-in-80-pubs.html