Category Archives: Issue 7: Weekends

Parents, send your kids to play on the streets!

Parents, send your kids to play on the streets!

For a few hours on a couple of August Sunday mornings last summer, a new budding event took place in downtown Toronto. Picture a world without cars…. Kids playing hopscotch in the streets, cyclists whizzing by without worry of being gifted with door prizes. From 8 am to noon, on August 17 and August 31,Continue Reading

Weekends in Pakistan – a Trip to Khewra Salt Mines

Weekends in Pakistan – a Trip to Khewra Salt Mines

Time is running The distance of place is like distance of miles We can’t meet with each other But We have hope; to be together with twinkling twinkling smiles Far from dear only weekends make us near Let’s meet; on weekends again Weekends are a blessing from God. Before I continue, I just need toContinue Reading

Connecting to Country in the Jenolan Caves

Connecting to Country in the Jenolan Caves

A new initiative offering guided Aboriginal culture tours of the bushland surrounding Australia’s spectacular Jenolan Caves tempted us back for a visit – and reminded us of just how incredible a national and cultural asset this area is. The Jenolan Caves are located just past the Blue Mountains, a two-hour drive from Sydney, and areContinue Reading

12th Men: How the Seahawks teach us about home

12th Men: How the Seahawks teach us about home

Imagine this. It’s the fourth quarter, the clock is running, your home team is down by three, forty seven seconds left. Home team possession. First down, two yards. Second down, one more. The room holds its breath, the pizza is momentarily forgotten, a beer glass is lowered onto the table, a low “c’mooooon” rumbles fromContinue Reading

Loooooooooong Weekends  in Sri Lanka

Loooooooooong Weekends in Sri Lanka

Once I get hold of the new calendar, going through it with a fine tooth comb is a very important step in the long weekend planning process. With a full moon Poya day public holiday every month, and additional holidays for the numerous festivals that our multi-cultural nation celebrates, finding a long weekend in SriContinue Reading

A Little Touch of Japan In Australia’s Capital

A Little Touch of Japan In Australia’s Capital

It’s no surprise that many people are often under the impression that Sydney is Australia’s capital city. It has a vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate destination, from the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge to the famous Darling Harbor with great alfresco dining choices. Tourists also flock to Sydney to enjoy someContinue Reading

Weekends in Colombo

Weekends in Colombo

If you’ve seen that John Mulaney stand up routine ‘doing nothing’*, you’ll know that a lot of the time it is a sheer joy to do nothing. In Sri Lanka, I’d say that’s what weekends are for. Most people in Sri Lanka, well most people I know in Colombo, complain that there’s nothing much toContinue Reading

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