#2302 – A Saturday at Roland Garros 2019

ENGLISH I went to Paris earlier this month for my annual trip to this French capital for this year’s second grandslam tournament of the year, the French Open, or Roland Garros. And here is the story of this trip. *** When I looked at this year’s calendar and matched it with the tournament schedule, I…

#2296 – A Long Weekend

ENGLISH Today is the Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday, meaning this weekend is a long weekend! Unlike the previous weekend, this long weekend is a “real” one as there is no bridging day in between, haha. Anyway as my Instagram (@azilko) followers have known, I made use of this long weekend for a weekend trip….

#2184 – The Big Three Oh Trip (Part IV: The 2018 US Open)

ENGLISH Posts in the Big Three Oh Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights Drama 3. Part II: Premium Economy to New York 4. Part III: New York 5. Part IV: The 2018 US Open 6. Part V: New York Attractions 7. Part VI: Washington D.C. 8. Part VII: The National Mall 9. Part VIII:…

#2174 – The Big Three Oh Trip (Introduction)

ENGLISH Posts in the Big Three Oh Trip series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: The Flights Drama 3. Part II: Premium Economy to New York 4. Part III: New York 5. Part IV: The 2018 US Open 6. Part V: New York Attractions 7. Part VI: Washington D.C. 8. Part VII: The National Mall 9….

#2161 – The Big Three Oh Trip

ENGLISH If I tell you that I was born in 1988, you would understand why this year is a big year to me. Yep people, I am turning 30 this year. Like, OMG!!! As clearly this is a big year in my life, I have decided since long ago that I would make a “big…

#2141 – A Random Tennis Story

ENGLISH Wimbledon just ended last week, where Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic won the singles titles this year. Serena Williams also made an impressive run to the ladies final, despite being ranked 183rd due to her maternity leave and this Wimbledon being only her fourth tournament since coming back from this. Anyway … And if…

#2131 – A Weekend in Roland Garros 2018

ENGLISH Posts in the Tennis Weekend in Roland Garros 2018 series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Roland Garros 2018 3. Part II: Paris As usual, I arrived at the gate at around 9 AM. This was, of course, a little bit “too early” but this decision would ensure me to be at the front of…

#2123 – A Couple of Recent Sporting Stories

ENGLISH French Open Coverage So last week the French Open was concluded. I even went to Paris for the women’s singles final and men’s doubles final last weekend. Anyway related to this tennis tournament, last year I was happy with my tv cable subscription as it also had two (sometimes three) channels covering some of…