15 July 2015

GOON // The Silver Pillow

Good stories always come out of drinking goon - if you can remember them that is. Although, there'll always be someone there to remind you how you fell asleep with just your head inside the tent on that camping trip or how you busted your knee open after taking a fall from a moving trolley to the ground - that's what friends are for!

Do we all know what goon is? It's basically the worst thing you can put in your body. It's advertised as cask wine, and because it's 12$ for a 5 liters box, it's what all backpackers drink!
Chances are that if you've ever been a backpacker in Australia you'll know exactly what goon is because it's basically the currency at hostels. And unless your liver is made of iron I'm sure you'll have been defeated and turned into a mess by the devil drink at some point!

I've heard rumors that there's everything but grapes in it, but I never managed to figure out what it's actually made of. Some joke that it's a full meal in a cup because apparently it contains eggs and milk - voila! you're basically drinking an omelette. And yes, you can taste how cheap it is but you won't really notice after your 4th cup. And at the end of the night, when the goon bag is empty, somebody's probably used the box as a hat, and you physically can't move anymore and just accept the fact that you're not making it all the way into bed that night, you can blow up the silver bag and use it as a pillow.

Yea, that's basically the Aussie backpacker life for you!

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