This blog has always been about writing. I didn’t even start adding photos to posts until about a year ago, and even then it was initially a struggle. I changed my attitude this year, and add photos to about ninety per cent of my posts. I never think that they’re any good, but I post [...]
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Today I’ve put on my orange for the first time in a few months. Paul and I are off to see Holland vs Germany at Amsterdam Arena tonight, so that means I’m off to my uni class this afternoon in an electric orange hue. The last time I wore this colour (believe me, there’s no [...]
For a little over two years, about ten years ago, I worked in a sports memorabilia store in Melbourne’s CBD. It was a part time gig to keep me flush through the latter years of high school, and as the only requirements for the job were to not be socially inept and to have a [...]
No I’m not talking about synchronised swimming. Nor am I wishing to discuss equestrian. I’m instead focusing on a sport Australians see on the telly once an Olympiad and go, ‘geez, I quite like the look of that’ and promptly forget about it for another four years. I’m talking about handball at the Olympics.
I played a lot of sports as a kid. I wasn’t good at any of them, and the one that has always particularly stuck in my mind has been basketball. I have no idea how my parents talked me into playing, but it must have had something to do with my dad promising to coach [...]
Everybody likes diving at the Olympics. It takes next to nothing in terms of understanding its rules – learn ‘tuck’ and ‘pike’ and all of a sudden you’re an expert. It’s inoffensive. You usually know who’s going to win. It doesn’t take very long. And there’s nothing wrong with a sport that lets you jump [...]
One of the four events I witnessed at the Olympic Games in Sydney was the hockey. I watched the Hockeyroos claim a victory on their way to winning the gold medal, and the crowd was constantly mental. It was one of the few times in life that I’ve willingly joined in the ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie’ [...]
One of my favourite parts about the Olympics is having the chance to witness sports I would never otherwise care to see. These sports have thousands of people who live and breathe them, yet the only time they get decent coverage (or any, let’s say) is during the Olympics. Judo is one of these such [...]
So, London’s currently putting on a little show called the Olympics, and for the past few days I’ve been witnessing it first hand. I was always going to compare, compare, compare with visiting the Olympics when it was on in Sydney. I compare all the stadiums I’ve visited, and in this case I’ve only got [...]
About an hour ago, I realised that I had a headache. I did my usual. I put my glasses on. I took some Panadol. I drank some water. Nothing worked. Then I figured out the source of the headache. Our ridiculously large new television has been turned off for a total of twelve hours since [...]
I'm Caitlyn, a twenty-something Australian living in the Netherlands. Six years ago I crammed my life into a backpack affectionately called 'the Beast' and hit the road, anxious to see all the world's Olympic sites. Needless to say, I got a bit distracted along the way. Today I'm a tour guide in Europe, and blog about what I love; travel, sport and food.
In early May I'll be in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
In late May I'll be in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Albania and Montenegro.
- Solo female travel: an Australian’s perspective February 7, 2013
- Is ‘expat’ a dirty word? November 25, 2012
- 153 minutes in Luxembourg April 9, 2013
- La Tomatina 2012: A photo essay March 3, 2013
- The stories of the River Kwai January 27, 2013
- View from the Office Days 21-30 May 17, 2013
- The question of Qatar May 9, 2013
- View from the Office Days 11-20 April 29, 2013
- The old Zeeland April 16, 2013
- And the Belgians gave us some silver balls April 11, 2013