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Old 2nd November 2016, 19:28
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It,s true Alan,most of the girls had a heart of gold along with the money box.
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I vaguely remember a bar in some back street in Osaka with pictures of Zeros on the walls and lots of blokes with the white scarf around their heads....surreal...
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I vaguely remember a bar in some back street in Osaka with pictures of Zeros on the walls and lots of blokes with the white scarf around their heads....surreal...
The old Banzai Bar?

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Old 4th November 2016, 19:59
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Moulin rouge in Beira ' seem to remember they had stuffed elephant feet as bar stools? Wouldn't work these days!
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The Cleopatra Hotel (Cleo's) Fremantle and The Star Bar in Newcastle NSW
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Old 15th March 2018, 18:03
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"Sunshine" on Kilindini Road Mombasa (not to be missed)
Pat O'Briens - New Orleans (fell out comatose)

I'm sure there's many more to mention !
The Sunshines East, The Sunshines West, but in Mombasa the Sunshines Best
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Old 15th March 2018, 20:09
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Nearer to home, Jungle, North Shields, the Ferry Tavern and Shoreline South Shields.
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Nearer to home, Jungle, North Shields, the Ferry Tavern and Shoreline South Shields.
I went in the Jungle one night after arriving in Smith's Dock on the fire damaged Pyrrhus.
I vaguely remember leaving there with a girl, and waking up miles away in a flat in a tower block somewhere in Newcastle with a totally different girl .
God alone knows where I had been, but I must have had a good time, (I think)
It took me hours to get back to the ship, and a right old bollocking off the Bosun.
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Old 15th March 2018, 23:31
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One good thing about the Sunshine Bar was the debauchery started early afternoon if you had the day off and nothing better to do.Think it was a fairly short and slightly downhill walk back to the ship too.
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Old 16th March 2018, 11:35
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Them were the days!!

Sunshine Day and Night club Mombasa.
HongKong bar Penang where you got tanked up before moving on to the Green Door and others.
Pink Pussycat Durban.
Tong Lok Port Klang.
Seamans Paradise and the Ship inn Singapore.
Mossy bar Bangkok (never did get any further!)
Not forgetting the County Hotel Ming Ming (Immingham - where I spent half the night stumbling over a marshalling yard trying to get back to the ship)

Huh anybody would think that all I did was go up the road bagging off and getting blootered Oooh Yessss
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Old 16th March 2018, 11:38
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One good thing about the Sunshine Bar was the debauchery started early afternoon if you had the day off and nothing better to do.Think it was a fairly short and slightly downhill walk back to the ship too.
Yes,yes and yes.It was the most convenient convivial gathering/watering hole through the day/afternoon and then became a venue of bacchanalian proportions at night.I had the pleasure of visiting Mombasa on each leg of four voyages with Clan spending quite long periods alongside enjoying the delights of the Kilindini Road,Nyali Beach Hotel,London,Casablanca,Sunshine and London Bars.To my immense pleasure we visited 4 years later on Whitco`s Orchidea and I had my wife with me so exhibiting the enormous good sense with which I am blessed I took her to the Sunshine for a night out,merriment did not ensue.
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Old 16th March 2018, 11:40
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Firemans Arms Cape Town(still going strong), plus His Fathers Mustache Greenwich New York and plenty of others.
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Shame on the lot of you …. debauchery indeed.

When I went ashore, I always went to the local library to better myself.

Mind you I can't deny they've got some funny libraries in Venezuala.

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Shame on the lot of you …. debauchery indeed.

When I went ashore, I always went to the local library to better myself.

Mind you I can't deny they've got some funny libraries in Venezuala.

Hi, I believe you sailed with my brother Roger who could tell us a tale or two about what you got up to.
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It's possible, not sure when and where though.
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Mamacita's in Puerto Cortes?
Mombasa in a different life years later: local bank manager tried to touch me for £100 in his lunch bar which "Would change my whole life."
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Old 20th April 2018, 04:03
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The British - Lyttelton

The Snakepit - Auckland

The Rockers (McQuarie) Woolomaloo

The Hero of Waterloo - Sydney

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Shame on the lot of you …. debauchery indeed.

When I went ashore, I always went to the local library to better myself.

Mind you I can't deny they've got some funny libraries in Venezuala.

Strange librarys you went to Bob, couldn't spell "Venezuela"
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The Ferryboat Inn at Sapele might qualify for a lot of things, but it doesn't qualify to be on this thread which is about memorable bars - not bars you are trying to forget! Likewise several bars in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Takoradi ............

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Strange librarys you went to Bob, couldn't spell "Venezuela"
It's a fair cup ...
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Old 28th April 2018, 07:15
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The Hero of Waterloo - Sydney
Great pub - was there the other week...
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HongKong bar Penang and Mossy bar Bangkok (there was no need to go further!)
Both on my first trip on Ben Dearg
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I have posted before but for general interest:

My father, an engineer with BF, had been delayed by weather. He and my mother had planned to marry on his birthday but the wedding was pushed back a week.

Accordingly, on my first trip to the Hong Kong Bar, Penang, I did the maths and asked to see the visitor books.

Lo and behold! I found my father's entry, taking refreshment shoreside on that fateful trip!

I was gobsmacked when I learned of the fire and the loss of so many irreplaceable artifacts! I did still have the T-shirt somewhere, riddled in pinholes from wearing it while welding!

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The Zillertal in Hamburg and The Bulldog in Antwerp - but there again, there were so many across the globe from LA to Hamburg to Kobe to Buenos Aires to - ahhh ffs - I miss those days so badly.
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So many bars! So many gorgeous ladies! So much beer!

The Zillertal in Hamburg and The Bulldog in Antwerp - but there again, there were so many across the globe from LA to Hamburg to Kobe to Buenos Aires to - ahhh ffs - I miss those days so badly.
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