About a month ago I had the idea of compiling a multilingual phrasebook for travellers interested in training, teaching, or competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world. BJJ is, after all, a remarkably international sport – as even a quick glance into the BJJ Globetrotters Facebook group will show – with hundreds, possibly thousands of […]
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About Ruadhán MacFadden
Irishman living in Heidelberg, walker of high latitudes and dodger of triangles.
Entries by Ruadhán MacFadden
Breakfast in Georgia is an exercise in physical endurance. This has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the food – indeed, by the end of my two weeks there, I was a firm proponent of the belief that Georgian cuisine is some of the most unique and richly flavourful on the planet – […]
I first thought of going to Tierra del Fuego in, of all places, Gränna – a small town on the shores of Lake Vättern in southwestern Sweden most famous for its hard, striped candy. I was on the home stretch of a 3-week, 7,300km-long roadtrip that had brought me from Heidelberg right up to Knivskjellodden, […]
I ended up in Kazakhstan essentially by accident. Over the past few years I’ve found myself getting a lot of travel ideas from books, and as a result ended up everywhere from megalithic temples in Malta (thanks to “Empires of the Sea” by Roger Crowley) to primeval forests on the border of Poland and Belarus […]