08/31/2013 23:29:00 PM
In a large dimly lit room men, only men, sat around tables chatting loudly, sip frosted glasses of strong beer.
06/25/2013 20:00:00 PM
People getting bored their daily professional grind do not only result to playing online gambling or video games. Fleeing to distant locations for spending some time in seclusion is quite a common scene these days. Either out of the fun and eagerness
05/29/2013 08:44:00 AM
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Although best known for gambling, Macau is an impressive city-state with a wide range of unique cultural attractions in addition to a fair share of drinking establishments.
Consistently contrasted with Hong Kong and often considered to be Asia's "L
03/18/2013 12:12:00 PM
Visiting Taipei and don't know where to drink?
03/10/2013 23:51:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day is a great day for getting drunk all over the world.
03/08/2013 01:43:00 AM
Part beer, part wine, this crossover Frankenstein beer is a perfect example of some of the wonderful innovative beers coming out of Japan at the moment.
In recent years Japan has experienced a craft beer revolution.
02/22/2013 05:30:00 AM
Have you ever found yourself, sat in your favorite
11/30/2012 07:27:00 AM
Can you beelive it? An animal product as well as an alcoholic beverage!
11/18/2012 23:18:00 PM
Infamous for its high quality
attractions and theme parks, Orlando is often considered the ultimate
family holiday destination. The problem many families face is the
affordability of such a vacation but with cheap
Florida holidays, a magical time in
11/03/2012 09:53:00 AM
we all fancy a holiday somewhere that little bit special. Whether
you've got your eye on a safari to see the Big Five in Kenya, a city
break of a lifetime in Hong Kong or perhaps a lavish cruise around the
Caribbean, there's a far-flun
10/29/2012 12:56:00 PM
For many young travelers, Latvia fails to appear on the radar of European backpacking destinations.
10/26/2012 07:50:00 AM
A spot of theatre, no matter what the
performance of choice, is a perfect way to celebrate the festivities with your
family or friends. Christmas doesnt have to be all about crackers, turkey and
writing Christmas cards. Rather than getting a whole load of gifts your loved
one may not like, why not treat them to a night at the theatre? With so many
excellent shows this winter at its varying venues, Manchester is a perfect
choice for a visit to the stage.
06/18/2012 23:03:00 PM
Taiwan Beer recently unveiled a couple of new additions to its ever expanding product line.
The new drinks are beer cocktails which combine mango or pineapple juice with the light tasting Taiwan beer.
The resulting beverage is a welcomed summer refreshment in Taiwan's ever-present summer heat and humidity.
05/14/2012 07:26:00 AM
Kaoliang Liquor, the clear spirit that gets its name from the Mandarin word for sorghum is a favourite spirit among Taiwanese retirees.
04/17/2012 22:26:00 PM
03/27/2012 00:29:00 AM
better place to have a bachelorette party than in the city that never
sleeps? Get ready to let your hair down and celebrate like theres
no tomorrow because New York is the perfect backdrop to take a
bachelorette party from static to epic faster than the bride-to-be
can say in a New York minute!Looking for bachelorette
party ideas in New York City? With thousands of venues from which to
choose, the Manhattan scene is bursting with electricity and
heart-stopping good times just waiting [..]
03/02/2012 13:09:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day is a great day for getting drunk all over the world. In celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday and what better to ease the consumption of religion than copious amounts of booze. Learn about when and where to party in your current neck of the woods with this handy guide to St. Patrick's day around the world.
Ireland is, as any logical person may expect, the best place to party on March 17th and Ireland's biggest city, Dubl [..]
02/29/2012 14:33:00 PM
Invented by Harry Craddock at Londons Savoy Hotel in 1928, the leap year cocktail is a bittersweet concoction touted to give women the courage to take a knee. Said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail ever mixed, the leap year is a drink that a would-be bachelor may wish to avoid buying his misses.
The Leap Year Cocktail
2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass [..]
02/27/2012 11:10:00 AM
For me travel is all about new experiences in any form that they may come. So when a friend suggested we share a magic-mushroom shake on the Thai island-party-paradise of Koh Phangan I was game although reluctant at first.
It was a couple days yet until the famous full-moon party and being as there are several bars which specialize in psychedelic milkshakes, such as the renowned "Mellow Mountain", I thought it a fine opportunity to experience something new.
Accompanied by to friends, I ascen [..]
02/14/2012 12:21:00 PM
Korn is not just the name of a popular American nu-metal band, nor is it just the German word meaning "grain", it is also the name for Germany's low cost liquor.
Korn has long been the go-to to get your drink-on for for any boozer on a budget. Korn is the cheapest kind of spirit available in Germany and at an alcohol content of 32% to well above 40% ABV it's no wonder what makes Korn popular (it certainly isn't the taste).
Korn is a colourless spirit that is usually made from fermented rye b [..]
02/11/2012 16:08:00 PM
Looking for cheap, lightweight souvenirs that fit in your wallet?
When I went on my first back-packing trip, nearly six years ago, I ran into a problem of what to do with all the knickknacks and beer mugs I collected throughout my journey. I ran out of space in my pack quickly and even more quickly realized that this method of souvenir collection was simply not feasible.
That was when I began collecting beer-labels. The often delightful mini pieces of art make for great collectibles and [..]
02/06/2012 16:44:00 PM
Of all the exotic food I've tasted during my travels only one had enough nerve remaining to seemingly resist being consumed. I had heard stories of the squirming octopus tentacle dish known as San Nak Ji long before I visited Korea for the first time last summer.
I knew that this extremely fresh delicacy was something I would have to try for myself. Tales of choking deaths and squirming stomachs were not enough to deter me from seeking out a nice little seafood restaurant and placing my ord [..]
02/01/2012 00:27:00 AM
San Miguel is world renowned and a source of national pride for Filipino's and with good cause. It is a standout among Asian beers and it rightly monopolizes the beer market of the Philippines. Finding a beer not brewed by San Miguel in the Philippines is near impossible so in order to find any variety among beers one must turn to the alternative beers that San Mig' has on offer. The "extra strong" Red Horse Beer a great choice from San Miguel's diversified product line.
San Miguel Brewery, [..]
01/26/2012 14:13:00 PM
The best party and nightlife events Worldwide in 2012, mark these dates on your travel itinerary.
Plan your travels and trips around the biggest and best parties in the World.....
Full Moon Party Where: Koh Phangan, Thailand
Feb 18th-21st: Carnival Where: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil
Karneval Köln Where: Cologne, Germany
Feb 21st: Mardi Gras Where: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
March 8th: Full Moon Party Where: Koh Phangan, Thailand
01/26/2012 00:03:00 AM
An essential part of Scandinavian culture and a regular inspiration for shouts of "Skol!" worldwide, Aquavit is a a boozy staple that is a must try for any visitor to Scandinavia.
Aquavit or aqvavit is a traditional spirit that is produced in Scandinavia, where it has been produced since the 15th century. Traditionally aquavit contains 40% alcohol by volume and it's distinctive flavor from spices and herbs, and the main spice should be caraway or dill. Akvavit, like vodka, is distilled from [..]
12/04/2011 12:47:00 PM
The best way to brave the cold of a German winter is, naturally, with a bit of warm spiced booze. That's probably why the majority of vendors to be found an a traditional German "Weihnachtsmarkt" serve up various steaming spiced alcoholic drinks.
Glühwein is the most commonly consumed drink by visitors of German Christmas markets. It is usually prepared from red wine (and sometimes white), heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, vanilla pods, cloves, citrus and sugar. Fruit wines such as b [..]
11/02/2011 15:18:00 PM
If you've every visited Korea or have any Korean friends then you are probably already very familiar with a drink called "Soju".
If you've been unfortunate enough to have never encountered Soju in the past then here is a brief summation:
Soju is clear in colour and typically varies in alcohol content from about 16.7% to about 45% alcohol.
It is traditionally made from rice although many modern producers supplement or even replace rice with other starches, such as potatoes, wheat, barley [..]
10/27/2011 15:49:00 PM
In nearly every bar in China dice games delegate who drinks and when. The game is an easy and deal way to meet Chinese locals and break down the language barrier but travellers to China face the difficult task of learning the games tricky rules. So here it is, the step-by-step guide to the infamous Chinese dice drinking game.
Each player has a cup and five dice which is places upside down on the table with all dice inside and hidden.
All players shake their cup to "roll" the dice then the, d [..]
10/26/2011 05:45:00 AM
Refreshing beverage and cultural icon; Taiwan Beer (????, Táiw?n Píj?u, or ??, TáiPí) is perhaps the most iconic brand of the island nation for which it is named. A great looking can and strong branding are great but can the beer behind the brand live up to the hype?
Brewed by the Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corporation began as a monopoly product but has remained the best-selling beer on the island in the era of free trade. one of the Taiwan's most recognized brands.
Taiwan Beer is an adju [..]
06/20/2011 01:10:00 AM
Pokhara is a serene lakeside city with stunning view of the nearby Himalayas. As Nepal's third largest city and one of the countries most touristed locations, it is no shock that Pokhara has an abundance of places to party. The Lakeside t
06/05/2011 12:11:00 PM
A pale greenish-white concoction arrived at my table following a relatively long wait. I had chosen to go with 'strong' instead of the lighter varieties because, "I can take it"...
The vomit coloured drink tasted about as great as it looked with a
06/01/2011 09:34:00 AM
Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is a vibrant city accented by remnants of it's colonial past. Victorian architecture adjacent to traditional Hindu temples shines light on the unique cosmopolitan vibe of India's third largest city. As wit
05/31/2011 11:29:00 AM
Close to two months spent in India and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. I have been extremely lucky to have experienced all that I have and to have met the amazing people that made my stay extra special. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in India and it
05/29/2011 11:14:00 AM
My final stop in india is the country's second largest city, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). Despite the way my parents remember the city, it is quite nice and relatively clean.
Kolkata was the capital of colonial India so there is a great deal of
05/26/2011 06:46:00 AM
Drinking games have been popular for many years and for good reason, as they're a great way to get the party started when hanging out with friends and can be an ideal ice-breaker in any situation. Whether you prefer board games such as the, hand-eye
05/25/2011 01:51:00 AM
Another overnight bus and I was in Uttarakhand state's capital Dehradun. Dehradun isn't very interesting or much fun. The only reason I stopped there for a night was to catch an onward train to Varanasi.
I did end up travelling about half an hour o
05/16/2011 19:00:00 PM
The calming sunset before what is sure to be a wild night in India's party state, Goa.
05/15/2011 00:01:00 AM
I boarded a bus in Delhi on a tuesday afternoon and, somehow, found myself in the Swiss Alps on tuesday morning. That is, at least, how it felt. I had arrived in Manali in the northwest corner of India. Snow capped peaks, evergreen trees
05/09/2011 11:42:00 AM
India's best selling strong beer, Hayward's 5000 Super Strong Beer, is for those not easily intimidated by it's aggressive branding; "Super strong" simply means not greater than 8% abv. Hayward's is a SABMiller product whose acquisition of Sh
05/07/2011 15:00:00 PM
As a rapidly approach the 1 month mark of my trip I am shocked by how the time has gone. I've gotten used to India by now and find myself drinking 5 or 6 cups of chai (Indian tea) everyday. It seems odd to be sipping a boiling hot beve
05/05/2011 11:41:00 AM
Daru, Arak, country made liquor; bootleg alcohol goes by many names in India, and is available in many places. It is the distilled spirit from fruit, grain, sugarcane, coconut palm or any other substance easily fermented. The flavour of
04/27/2011 12:41:00 PM
India continues to impress. Since my last entry I have spent most of my time in India's mega city Mumbai/Bombay. I arrived by overnight bus from Goa. A sleepless bus ride, thanks to the fat-man sitting beside me, saw me arriving disoriented and co
04/24/2011 01:28:00 AM
If you find yourself searching for new beer in India's endless sea of Kingfisher take a trip to Goa in search of the local brew. King's Black Label Pilsner, which unfortunately is only brewed and sold in the state of Goa, is a highlight of any
04/19/2011 23:54:00 PM
Since my last trip post everything had continued to go great and I am still having an amazing time.
I had a couple of relatively low key final nights in Bangalore one of which included me ordering a plate of fried sheep brain (another to add to my w
04/18/2011 08:33:00 AM
Few times in my travels have I encountered a new and exotic spirit that, if available, would become my drink of choice. Cashew feni is one of those drinks. Straight up it goes down rough, very rough; singing the drinkers nostrils and throat before
04/14/2011 02:03:00 AM
The first stop of my 'big trip' came after 33 hours in transit. I chose Bangalore as my first destination in India because of it's location in the south and in-part influenced by the city's drinking reputation. I arrived late in the
04/12/2011 09:28:00 AM
Bangalore, India's "pub city" earned it's nickname as the first city in India to serve draft beer. Bangloreans love to escape the summer heat with a cold beer in one of the many bars and clubs. In recent years the Karnataka stat
04/03/2011 14:54:00 PM
A well-seasoned party-goer like yourself is destined to travel to the top party cities on the map. Yes folks, that's right. Grab the passport, back your bags. It's time for Panama City. Fate is calling, so lets go.
When you step off the plane in
03/22/2011 12:14:00 PM
Hajógyári Sziget or Shipyard Island was a former ship-building factory that has been reclaimed and converted into a plethora of nightclubs.
03/21/2011 14:17:00 PM
The thought of travelling away from your home, with little notice, can be frightening and overwhelming. Most people prefer to have accommodation, transportation and activities planned well in advance. The responsibilities of wor
03/14/2011 18:19:00 PM
Way back when I was young and stupid (about one year ago) I made the bold and misguided decision to bring 3 bottles of Malaysian vodka through the Malaysia-Singapore border. The mischievous act was not pre-meditated, at least not for
03/07/2011 15:03:00 PM
Many places in the world have an alcoholic drink which embodies the spirit and people in such a way that it has become known worldwide as a symbol of the destination. The drink can be as important a part of the local culture as music and
03/03/2011 13:27:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day is a great day for getting drunk all over the world. In celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday and what better to ease the consumption of religion than copious amounts of booze. &n
03/01/2011 13:47:00 PM
In one month I will be departing on another lengthy backpacking trip. March 29th in the early morning I leave Vancouver and following two stopovers in China, if all goes well, I will arrive in Bangalore India. This will be the fourth time I lea
02/23/2011 12:43:00 PM
This week, to celebrate Intoxicated Abroad's 100th post, I have partnered with CSN stores to provide an opportunity to win a $35 gift code to any one of their 200+ online stores such as Luggage.com or Tailgatingpartysupply.com. The sel
02/21/2011 19:13:00 PM
The best party and nightlife events Worldwide in 2011, mark these dates on your itinerary.Plan your travels and trips around the biggest and best parties in the World.
March 4th-8th: Carnival Where: Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Br
02/17/2011 16:28:00 PM
Travellers to Thailand may come across a special kind of street vendor that doesn't sell any food. Their carts are instead topped with large clear vats containing anonymous liquids of varying transparency. "Energy, male virility, strength;"&nbs
02/14/2011 12:57:00 PM
This past I was a friend of mine introduced me to the wonderful game of Bar-Golf. I've never particularly enjoyed golf, in part because I have never been any good at it. As it turns-out, I am practically the Tiger Woods of bar-g
02/11/2011 13:33:00 PM
Most people outside of Europe would struggle to name a beer produced in Switzerland; Overshadowed by it's Bavarian neighbors, and almost non-existent outside of Europe, I assure you, a Swiss beer industry does in fact exist.
02/07/2011 17:11:00 PM
A sprawling outdoor pottery shop in Phuket Town, Thailand sells everything from piggy-banks to planters to plates.
02/03/2011 13:54:00 PM
The primary ingredient in most thai-buckets, Thai Whiskey, is a liquor that is popular with both Thais and travellers alike. Tourists in Thailand are likely to owe a few hangovers to the brown liquor commonly purchased from a 7-11. Despite bein
02/01/2011 22:10:00 PM
The Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. in China it is known as "Spring Festival," the literal translation of the Chinese name ??. Most cities outside of China with a significant Chinese populat
01/24/2011 01:17:00 AM
Long Son Pagoda in the city of Nha Trang, Vietnam features a 79 ft. tall white Buddha. The pagoda was established in 1963 to honour the monks and nuns who died demonstrating against the Diem government.
01/19/2011 17:30:00 PM
During a trip to the East coast of Australia last year I was introduced, as many travelers are, to boxed wine. I was told it was terrible stuff drank only by the homeless and backpackers and that I had best avoid it if I wanted to fun
01/19/2011 00:06:00 AM
Let everyone know that you are a 'foreign devil' and proud of it. This t-shirt features slang terms for white westerners from China, Cambodia, Singapore/Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan.
To view this and other t-shirts ideal for tra
01/18/2011 11:59:00 AM
I have travelled to many wonderful cities and towns around the world and although great times were had in many of these places, few had me ready to pack up my life and move. This highly subjective article is based on what works best for me and
01/11/2011 23:04:00 PM
Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, HCMC; whichever name you choose to call it, this city serves up Vietnam's best bars and nightclubs. With growing population of 7,162,864 the local residents, ex pats, and tourists alike create a high-demand for n
12/21/2010 17:07:00 PM
The Berlin Fan-Mile during the 2006 World Cup.
12/09/2010 14:10:00 PM
No trip to Greece would be complete without a sampling of Ouzo, the anise-flavored spirit widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus. Personally, I despise Ouzo and anything else liquorish or anise flavoured but drinking ouzo in Greece is nothing shor
12/08/2010 13:11:00 PM
A document released today by the controversial website Wikileaks describes the 'underground party scene' of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Wikileaks is far from my usual source for party tips but this particular cable caught my attention. Accordin