Tag Archives: sport

CHI CHI CHI LE LE LE VIVA CHILE

CHI CHI CHI LE LE LE VIVA CHILE

The other night I was walking back home and Santiago felt like ghost town. It was very VERY cold (zero degrees), but even so will usually find a lot of people walking around the Providencia area at this time, as it’s a neighborhood with a lot of offices, commerce and restaurants. Suddenly, loud screams coming from allContinue 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

Cricket in Sri Lanka – it’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life!

Cricket in Sri Lanka – it’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life!

Cricket has always played a big role in my life. If you are Sri Lankan, whether or not you love the game, play the game or watch it, somehow cricket has the ability to get in the way of everyday life. Say you are about to park your car somewhere in Sri Lanka. Not onlyContinue 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

LAS CHIVAS  – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

LAS CHIVAS – IN BIRRIA! Football and food in San Juan de Dios Market

[ENGLISH + ESPAÑOL] “We invite all the Latinos of the world not just the ones from here!” That’s how you are received when you walk into the smokey birria restaurant at the Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara, Mexico, otherwise known as San Juan de Dios.  “Try this side dish, complements of ‘el Chicharito’!” (el Chicarito, whichContinue Reading

Papare music

Papare music

There are quite a few places in Sri Lanka, and Colombo in particular, where you could go to listen to some good live music, depending on your taste in music. However, if you are looking for a musical experience that you won’t find anywhere else in the world, all you have to do is goContinue Reading

The unsung heroes of Thailand

The unsung heroes of Thailand

Thais are proud of their women’s volleyball team. Yes the team is damn good, and  has brought home many accolades. Respect. The Thai women’s cricket team, however, is relatively unknown, yet deserves just as much recognition. These  ‘unsung heroes of Thailand’ are making our country proud on an international level, yet most people here don’t knowContinue Reading

The ride from Surry Hills to Coogee

The ride from Surry Hills to Coogee

One massive perk of living in Sydney is the ability to escape its concrete heart and find oneself on an overpopulated beach in less than an hour.  Every year, as summer emerges, so too do swarms of sunbathers, searching for the feeling of careless abandon that can only come from a day of salty-sea-air andContinue Reading

From the land of polo: The game of kings

From the land of polo: The game of kings

Pakistan has a variety of landscapes, ranging from gushing rivers, snow-capped mountains and vast deserts to lush green fields. In the wake of the August 2010 floods in Pakistan, I happened to visit affected areas in Baltistan repeatedly to support its rehabilitation activities. Baltistan, a territory located in the north of Pakistan, is the homeContinue Reading

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