After experiencing snippets of every season in this beautiful city, it's time to say goodbye to Sydney. Here's are some highlights of my last hurrahs.
I've spent a relaxing day at home, enjoying the Sydney sun as it shines through the windows. The howling wind outside is nothing to me but a soundtrack--and a no-frills way to speed up the laundry drying process. I've got the rest of the clothes that need to go in my bag out on the… Continue reading When It’s Time to Travel
Recently, in my journey of exploring mixed-martial arts, I've switched from doing a bit of everything to going back to where I started and focusing on boxing. I've done so for a few reasons. For one, because I'm still jet-setting and haven't yet put down roots anywhere, I don't want to buy gear that won't… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 18: Why I Box
When a friend I met through Couchsurfing invited me to join in on a day trip and see these quintessential Australian creatures, I knew the moment had come.
An interview with Mario Yokoyama of myBJJ in Camperdown
The first sighting of European settlers in the Hunter Valley was in 1798 when a lieutenant drifted into the Hunter River in search of escaped convicts. While it is said that the region was named after Captain John Hunter, I'd say there's a good chance the colonists chose the name for how well it reflected… Continue reading Hunter Valley Wine Tour
And we're rolling! I've been back in Sydney for a few weeks now and earlier this month I took a trial class at myBJJ, an international Brazilian jiu-jitsu school founded by Mario Yokoyama and headquartered in Camperdown. I had been referred here by Petros Menelaou, a fellow patron of Darkside Gym and an instructor in… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 17: A Trial Class at myBJJ
An interview with Uro Pavi, founder and head coach of Darkside Gym.
An Interview with my First Host Couchsurfing. Sure, I’ve heard the word before and known such a thing existed, but it wasn’t until about a month ago that I took a serious look at it. Although I no longer have a permanent home in the Philippines, I have been returning to the islands frequently and… Continue reading Things to Know About Couchsurfing
An Interview with Harrison Bray of Bad Absalom It's been a little while coming but I've finally found the time to write up the first interview in my series on things to know about Sydney scenes. Today we're taking a look at live music--specifically hard rock and heavy metal--with Harrison Bray, a 22-year-old who has… Continue reading Things to Know About Live Music in Sydney