If You’re Willing to Pay for it, You can Get in Anywhere

Look, you can sexualise this as much or as little as you want, but what I’m talking about here is beer — you can literally get it anywhere if you’re willing to pay for it. Also, I’m not suggesting you’ll have to pay a lot of money for it, I’m merely pointing out what has been proven to be a fact, that being that you can get beer anywhere in the world, and by that I mean literally anywhere.

As tourists we try to be respectful of the cultures and ways of life of the local people whose country we’re visiting and God knows I’ve had my fair share of total culture shocks, being a last-minute planner and all that. I mean after all, it is a privilege for you to be allowed into any country you visit, even if something like visa free entry suggests otherwise. So yes, respect the laws, cultures and traditions of the people whose country you’re visiting, but I have to mention again that if you really want beer and you’re willing to pay for it, you can get it.

Of course beer can be taken to be a metaphor for anything else you might want, but I really am just talking about beer in this instance — beer as an alcoholic beverage because it is indeed the alcohol in it which proves to be a problem in some countries. Predominantly Muslim countries in particular generally have a ban on the use of alcohol, but that really doesn’t mean you can’t get some beer if you really want some.

I’m also not suggesting you should be complicit in breaking any laws here, but keeping in the spirit of welcoming tourists and making our stays as comfortable and as close to what we have at home as possible, even the strictest of Muslim countries sort of build-in some “loopholes” in their laws surrounding alcohol which you’re sort of encouraged to accidently discover and exploit to your pleasure — nudge-nudge, wink-wink. The thinking is that you’re the one who is engaging in your vice and not them, so if you choose to do it, then it’s all on you. It’s certainly all on me and I really don’t mind one single bit.

Don’t think the use of alcohol will be openly encouraged though — it won’t be made that easy for you and the digging around you’ll have to do should perhaps be taken as somewhat of an adventure.

So even in the strictest of religious countries where the use of alcohol is all but outlawed, there are some sanctuaries which make for somewhat of a watering hole of sorts, like hotels. Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is one such example where beer flows freely inside the resident bars and restaurants of some hotels and the authorities take an attitude of “what you do behind closed doors is your business” about it all.

In some restaurants however you can also get a cold one (yeah, people seem to drink their beer chilled in many other countries), but you have to ask fervently for it at least twice in order for someone to “make a plan” for you.





Travel Tips For Rome – Making the Most of Your Holiday!

Getting good advice on traveling in Italy can be difficult but there are some simple ways to get a good...
Read More
Travel Tips For Rome – Making the Most of Your Holiday!

Tips For A Trouble Free Road Trip

How would you like to have a Road Trip to Pheonix? Road trips are good for a lot of reasons....
Read More
Tips For A Trouble Free Road Trip

Making Homemade Beer – Three Easy Ways to Get Started

Making homemade beer! Beer brewing is a passion of many for those who love beer. It's a fun hobby that...
Read More
Making Homemade Beer – Three Easy Ways to Get Started

Reputable Organization’s License

Many people approach online casinos too lightly, without paying attention to significant aspects of their upcoming gambling experience. Consequently, they...
Read More
Reputable Organization’s License

Can’t-Miss Beer & Spirits Tastings in the Great Smoky Mountains

If you identify as a craft beer snob or an aficionado of fine spirits, you've come to the right place....
Read More
Can’t-Miss Beer & Spirits Tastings in the Great Smoky Mountains

Four Places to Experience Beer in North Carolina

For deeply delicious, authentic, and well-made craft beers in a region that's undoubtedly proud of it's Carolina heritage, head to...
Read More
Four Places to Experience Beer in North Carolina

Festival Park Event Essentials to Pack in Your Day-Bag

Festival Park, in the east end of the city of Madison, hosts over 100 performers and hundreds of thousands of...
Read More
Festival Park Event Essentials to Pack in Your Day-Bag

4 Essential Tips for Flying with a Baby

Flying with an infant or a baby below two years is one of parenting’s most daunting challenges, especially over the...
Read More
4 Essential Tips for Flying with a Baby

A Detailed Description of the Winemaking Process

Have you ever tasted good wine, like- really good wine? What did it taste like, and what happened to your...
Read More
A Detailed Description of the Winemaking Process

The Dangers of Dirty Glassware

Because of COVID-19, everyone has become a lot more germ conscious. Hopefully, this positive trend has already extended into the...
Read More
The Dangers of Dirty Glassware