This is an interesting idea – as long as the coffee is good then it could well be worth visiting the Ziferblat cafe. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/08/pay-per-minute-cafe-ziferblat-london-russia I wonder if they are open 24 hours a day and have comfortable chairs?
Fans of soccer (or football as it’s called in many countries) are sometimes portrayed as violent thugs. These people give the beautiful game a bad name. To begin to set the record straight, read this story about the generosity of some Bournemouth fans towards the fans of their opponents in the third round of theContinue reading “Soccer Fans Generosity”
There are a number of races in each category for both men and women depending on a contestant’s age. The U-21 race is over 5 miles, the 21-30 race is for 7.5 miles, and the 31 and above race is a distance of 10 miles. In most years, the number of contestants in each category is between 750Continue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Boats on Wheels, Lubeck”
Another throwing event is the Wrist Snap Retrieve where entrants throw the hoop high into the air, but with reverse spin so that when the hoop hits the ground on its rim it returns in the direction of the thrower. The person who throws the hoop the furthest away from them and yet still makes it come backContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – The Hula Hoop Games in Buenos Aires”
Here are some wonderful animal images from the last week of 2013. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/dec/20/week-in-wildlife
Here are some strange New Year’s Traditions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/10542737/Strange-New-Year-traditions-around-the-world.html I hope you can find the time to witness one of these events in 2014.
Sports the Olympics Forgot, my newest book, is now available for Kindle readers on Amazon both in the US and Canada. The world has many interesting sports such as Bog-snorkelling, Conkers, Egg-and-Spoon Racing, and Sack Racing. Sports the Olympics Forgot describes 40 more sports in a similar vein, all of which haven’t started yet. AllContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot”
The European cities of culture for 2014 are Riga and Umea. If you have never heard of Umea then read the following article: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/slice-of-umea-its-hotting-up-in-snowy-east-sweden-9019965.html
Even if you don’t like animals these images are worth seeing just for the sheer magic of the moment that’s been captured in most cases. A tree frog using a leaf as an umbrella – brilliant! http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/dec/26/funny-animals-of-2013-in-pictures
Some people build snowmen, others skate, but a few people do this: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/video/2013/dec/24/norways-ice-music-festival-video