Category Archives: Issue 4: Fun

Avurudu fun and games

Avurudu fun and games

Being from a multicultural country like Sri Lanka has its perks, one of which is being able to celebrate several New Years within a given calendar year. The Sinhala and Tamil New Year falls each year in April, usually on the 14th, with the day before also a public holiday, as the last day ofContinue Reading

Hot Docs Festival – Oh Myyy!

Hot Docs Festival – Oh Myyy!

The benefits of living in a city with a vibrant culture and thriving art scene are too many to list.  But near the top of mine is Toronto being home to around 70 festivals throughout the year, including Nuit Blanche, the Toronto International Film Festival (commonly referred to as TIFF) and by far my favouriteContinue Reading

Aussie Rules footy tips – making the most of winter in Sydney

Aussie Rules footy tips – making the most of winter in Sydney

Never thought I’d say this but I’ve just had the best beer and bogan night – at the footy. AFL, or Aussie Rules that is. We Sydneysiders have traditionally bagged this sport that our counterparts in other states love to mad levels (particularly south of the Murray River), but my friends and I had aContinue Reading

The Gold Coast – a wish (finally) granted

The Gold Coast – a wish (finally) granted

It took me ten years to get to the Gold Coast, but it was worth it. When I was 12, if you asked me where I wanted to go for a  family holiday I would have answered the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia without a blink of an eye. At 15, my answer was still GoldContinue Reading

Options for a not-so-lazy local Sunday in Mexico City

Options for a not-so-lazy local Sunday in Mexico City

Sundays in Mexico City are some of my favorites, especially in spring. The streets are quieter, yet still brimming with life. And the options…oh the options are abounding -and often for little or no pesos. For starters: Walk Reforma Avenida Reforma is one of the main thoroughfares in the city—and it is gorgeous in itsContinue Reading

Hugos on Sundays: A cultural experience

Hugos on Sundays: A cultural experience

One of the best things about living in the Surry Hills/ Redfern area of Sydney is the fact that my entire life is conducted, in an entirely fulfilling way, within about a 2 km radius. I can literally go for weeks without having to branch out beyond the confines of my suburb, yet still enjoyContinue Reading

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