Monthly Archives: October 2013

Redfern Oval Part IV: Rabbitohs in the Rain

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I have to say that even in pouring rain with a sky of grey, Sydney is still a beautiful city.  A deluge of rain beating down on the pavement does not bring a bit of gloom to such a scenic …

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Redfern Oval Part III: Souths Juniors in Action

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After splurging on enough Souths gear that would make both Madge and Reggie red and green envy, I headed back to the oval for today’s match: a meeting of the Souths Juniors against a team from England.  I was really …

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Redfern Oval Part II: Shop Till You Hop!

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Brian, Brigitte, Tanya, and I ambled our way into the four-story building across the street from the Redfern Oval on Chalmers Street.  Inside this ordinary building in one Sydney’s most historic neighborhoods, lay a treasure trove of red and green. …

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Redfern Oval Part I: The Ancestral Home of the Rabbitohs!

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Having already immersed myself in the red and green choir of The Burrow at ANZ Stadium, I was already hankering to experience more of this wonderful sport sub-culture of Sydney.  The next morning after the Rd. 26 match, I jumped …

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Wollongong: Gettin it on in the ‘Gong!

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During my fun-filled road trip along the Illawarra escarpment with my old tour guide, he brought me to his hometown of Corrimal.  But, we concluded our day long adventure in the largest city along the escarpment, Wollongong, or as he …

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Rabbitohs VS Storm Part II: Big Crowds, Bigger Bunny!

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Moments after meeting Mario Fenech outside ANZ Stadium, I was practically on cloud nine!  Little did I know that I’d be on cloud, uh, I wanna say nine and-a-half?  Ten, perhaps?  Anyhoo, I went right back to drinking and shmoozing …

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The Golden Century: A Swan Song in Chinatown

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On my last night in Sydney, the Gotsis family took me for one last meal in the city that I had grown to love over the last 16 days.  They picked a rather lovely Chinese restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown neighborhood. …

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Rabbitohs VS Storm Part I: Meeting the Maltese Falcon

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It had been one week since my inaugural visit to ANZ Stadium, where I saw my very first rugby league match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters.  It was the deciding Minor Premiership, and the atmosphere was …

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Dolcissimo’s: La Familia Australia!

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Sydney, Australia might be the last place on Earth you’d expect to find quality Italian cooking.  Oh wait, there is the Olive Garden.  Never mind!  Believe it or not, I found a most authentic Italian eatery, tucked away in a …

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Katoomba Scenic World Part IV: Walk This Scenic Way!

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For the final part of our journey in the Blue Mountains, Rachel and I headed from the Scenic Railway and onto the Scenic World Scenic Walkway.  The secret word, in case you didn’t know, is scenic!  In the thick of …

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