You could say I have always had a desire to see the world...considering my parents tossed me on a flight to India when I was three months old, I was 'bitten' by the travel bug early! Growing up in Canada to an Indian family, and being surrounded by primarily European friends, I have always been immersed in a … Continue reading The Desire to Travel – where did it all begin?
During my Master's Degree, I had 8+ hours of class per day from Monday to Friday, field visits that began at 5:30am and a thesis to write. Still, I found time to travel. Thankfully, Europe provides the perfect setting for weekend getaways and cheap ways to “pop over” to other countries. From watching a childhood friend compete … Continue reading Weekends in Europe
This year has been an adventure, to say the least. As I try to pack my life into a few bags (again) and prepare to leave tomorrow for a month of travels, I’ve had a chance to reflect on this year. I learnt so much and did things I never thought I’d do, and I … Continue reading Top Moments in Nam
3 months left. Where did the time go? Last week my return flight to Canada was confirmed and it really hit me; it’s ending soon. Looking back on my time here in Windhoek, Namibia, it’s easiest to split it into a few broad segments; the rain, the games, the cold, the car and the visitors. … Continue reading Windhoek Way of Life
I was told that Namibia would be sending a female soccer team to the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing the day I arrived in Windhoek, and I have been excited about it ever since. Now that preparations are complete and the team has arrived in China, there’s nothing left for me to do but wait with … Continue reading Namibian Soccer – My Coaching Experience
“Become different and make a difference”, they said. “Try to make it sustainable,” they said. “It won’t be easy,” they said. After five months of working full-time (sometimes more) as a Canadian SportWORKS Officer at the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC), I can wholeheartedly agree with them. Joining an office with two staff members, one of … Continue reading Impacting Windhoek
It is hard to believe that it’s been over a month since I arrived in Namibia! Feels like it was just last week that I didn’t know how to use my “oven” and that I was accidentally giving out the wrong phone number. I've still got heaps to learn about life here in the southern … Continue reading Hooked on Windhoek
The Queen's Baton Relay, which can be equated to the Olympic Torch Relay, is a long-standing tradition of the Commonwealth Games. It’s a world tour that is held in the form of a relay, and it symbolizes the coming together of all Commonwealth nations in preparation for this quadrennial festival of sport and culture. Once … Continue reading Queen’s Baton Relay – Windhoek Edition
“I’d like to congratulate you on…” “YESSS!” This was how I received the call from Colin in November offering me a SportWORKS Officer position for the upcoming year. I had no idea which country he wanted to send me to, and at the time it didn’t matter. My life was beginning to take shape and … Continue reading How’d You Spend Your 23rd Birthday?