Olympic Rowing: A Flashback

Row, row, row your boat,¬†quickly for the team. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, don’t run out of steam. I was lucky enough to spend 24 hours in Rio during the 2016 Olympics, so I went to see some rowing at the Lagoa Stadium. We bought tickets the night before from a booth outside the Copacabana beach…

5 stages of a cockfight in Manila

I recently went to a cockfighting arena in Manila, Philippines. Before I start, a warning: this post will¬†contains lots of childish innuendo. For example, I might say the arena was filled with lots of cocks: some big, some small, some dark in color, some much paler, some with unusual lumpy protrusions. Lots of people were…