When you first glance the outside of the Pig’s Ear, even when you walk through the door, you are unsure if this is a place accepting of anyone other than the most hardened local! Especially when I had just spent the majority of my time in Peterborough walking the streets on a food tour, sampling the local micro breweries craft ale, and leisurely punting around Little lake on a stand-up paddle board. Still, I was assured THIS was the place to go. And it definitely was! From the first pitcher of beer in mini glasses, to the impossibly hard quiz I don’t think anyone could have answered (was it the beer, or sour grapes?!). The Pig’s Ear proved to be a warm and welcoming highlight of the trip to Ontario, and a place I hope top re-visit when I return.
Thursday night: Quiz night. At the Pig’s Ear Tavern, Peterborough:
Call a Cab sign and phone inside the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Inside the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Two men play pool
Owner of the Tavern
Entrance to the tavern on Brock Street
Man on an electronic gaming machine.
One More Club sign and hat on a wall inside the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Marked table in the Pig’s Ear Tavern
Night time Street view of Peterborough, Canada
Pig’s Ear Tavern, Panorama
Positively no gambling sign next to the pool table inside the tavern
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Watching the world go by in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
Travelling around any part of Bali is hectic: all the traffic, the pot holes, and the horn honking. Once I reached the centre of Bali the first thing to do was to wind down for a few hours, which is precisely what I did. Outside the homestay, I sat down and began to watch the world go by!