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Holy Jetlag Batman!!! There’s 19 hours of sunlight today!

One thing I didn’t realize here is that by coming at the height of midsummer here, there will almost be no darkness for me to sleep in!From today’s table, there will be almost 19 hours of sunlight … I guess I will really be doing some hardcore touring of Helsinki, seeing everything in the equivalent of days that are twice as long!

What’s crazy is that each day from now gets a couple minutes less sunlight each day … this isn’t rocket science, but when you’re from a Caribbean island, you’re accustomed to fairly rigid 12 hours of sunlight all year round.

Date Sunrise Sunset Length Change Dawn Dusk Length Change
Today 03:59 22:48 18:49 02:13 00:32* 22:19
+1 day 04:00 22:48 18:48 00:01 shorter 02:16 00:30* 22:14 00:05 shorter
+1 week 04:07 22:42 18:35 00:14 shorter 02:33 00:14* 21:41 00:38 shorter
+2 weeks 04:19 22:32 18:13 00:36 shorter 02:56 23:53 20:57 01:22 shorter
+1 month 04:53 21:58 17:05 01:44 shorter 03:50 23:01 19:11 03:08 shorter
+2 months 06:06 20:35 14:29 04:20 shorter 05:19 21:21 16:02 06:17 shorter
+3 months 07:17 19:04 11:47 07:02 shorter 06:35 19:46 13:11 09:08 shorter
+6 months 09:25 15:19 5:54 12:55 shorter 08:27 16:17 7:50 14:29 shorter

Wednesday Photo Nights #8 : Jersusalem : Could you eat olives from the Garden of Gethsemane?

Sitting here at Frankfurt Airport and waiting on my connection to Helsinki, I was munching on a plate of Olives and it got me to thinking and wondering perversely, if anyone had eaten olives from the Garden of Gethsemane. These olive trees are reputed to be more than 900 years old.

I would figure that if there was anywhere you could have bought those olives, it would be the Via Dolorosa

Going through all the alleys and shops around … you would figure it should have been possible … right?

Going through those pictures, there are many places I want to revisit, just to retake some of the pictures I’ve taken …

Like this one in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

What says “Happy Birthday” to me more than a 9 country trip?

So yes, it’s my birthday! For my birthday, I’ve planned out the following trip that is to happen over the next couple weeks. With a couple stops along the way, I’m going to be revisiting some places I’ve been to before and going to be in some new places.

The high level itinerary involves the following booking :


High Level Summary

14 segments
26032 miles
2 days 10:58

Airports 8
Carriers 1
Countries 7
Vehicles 0
Total flown 26032 mi
Around the world 1.05x
To the Moon 0.109x
To Mars 0.0008x
Journey records
Longest HELEWR, 4111 mi, 08:43
Shortest EWRBDL, 115 mi, 00:43
Average 1859 mi, 04:12
Airport records
Northernmost HEL (60.32°N 24.96°E)
Southernmost PTY (9.07°N 79.38°W)
Westernmost GUA (14.58°N 90.53°W)
Easternmost IST (40.98°N 28.81°E)


Also using a nifty mileage calculator … I normally use a desktop application called Flying Fish, but you can choose to use websites like MileCalc that generate lovely flight tables. With my Super Elite Air Canada status, I get a 100% on any miles I fly with a Star Alliance partner.

Itemized Mileage Calculation
Leg Flight
Toronto International Airport — Hartford – Bradley International Airport
500 (373) 0 500 0 1000 Find Promos
Hartford – Bradley International Airport — New York Newark
500 (116) 0 500 0 1000 Find Promos
New York Newark — Helsinki
4126 0 4126 0 8252 Find Promos
Helsinki — New York Newark
4126 0 4126 0 8252 Find Promos
New York Newark — Tocumen International Airport
2200 0 2200 0 4400 Find Promos
Tocumen International Airport — La Aurora Airport
844 0 844 0 1688 Find Promos
La Aurora Airport — Tocumen International Airport
844 0 844 0 1688 Find Promos
Tocumen International Airport — New York Newark
2200 0 2200 0 4400 Find Promos
New York Newark — Hartford – Bradley International Airport
500 (116) 0 500 0 1000 Find Promos
Hartford – Bradley International Airport — Toronto International Airport
500 (373) 0 500 0 1000 Find Promos
Toronto International Airport — Barcelona
3998 0 3998 0 7996 Find Promos
Barcelona — Istanbul
1390 0 1390 0 2780 Find Promos
Istanbul — Barcelona
1390 0 1390 0 2780 Find Promos
Barcelona — Toronto International Airport
3998 0 3998 0 7996 Find Promos
Credit Card Miles 0
Trip Total (One Way) 27116 (26094) 0 27116 54232

Wednesday Photo Nights #7 : Trinidad at FIFA World Cup 2006

As a Trini growing up in the late 80’s and 90’s … I have two moments of disappointment. The first was the series loss of the West Indies to Australia in ’95. The second traumatic incident was Trinidad’s loss to the Americans on November 19th, 1989 in Port of Spain. This match is actually in the FIFA list of all time classic qualifiers – except that WE LOST!! It was the first time, I’ve seen a nation’s collective psyche physically crushed … I bawled like a little girl that day, like I had lost a parent or something. I think I wished for genocide on anyone with the last name of “Caliguiri” … especially with that stupid looping, curling shot into the top right hand corner.

This “shot” and subsequent qualificaton singlehandedly changed the course of the sport in the US. Without the “shot” … football in the US, would still be limited to the domain of immigrants … there would have been no MLS, no Women’s World Cup, no money into the sport.

With all that pain … it made going to the World Cup in 2006, even that much sweeter. I would have not have been able to go to Italia ’90, but going to Germany ’06 was completely possible! Our first match where we drew with Sweden 0 – 0 was like a World Cup victory for us.

Rikki Jai couldn’t find a ticket and I had an extra ticket, so of course I sold it to him. It was awesome … no matter how much money you had, finding a ticket to that game was next to impossible.

It was Trinis from around the world representing!

This probably won’t happen again in my lifetime … given Trini ineptitude and Jack Warner being kicked out of football.

After that first match … everything was icing on the cake …

Then it was off to Kaiserslauten to see us play Paraguay

Turkey, I’m coming for you … planning 72 hours in Istanbul

Well I can’t say I’m not excited by my upcoming Turkish adventure, coming on the heels of a three week spree through Finland,Estonia, Latvia and then directly on to Guatemala and El Salvador. The following weeks look something like this

  • Finland, Estonia and Latvia :  June 28th – July 5th
  • Guatemala & El Salvador : July 5th – July 15th
  • Spain, Turkey and Greece : July 19th – August 10th

Can’t say I’m not stoked at the possibility of Cappadocia and running around rampant in Istanbul for 72 hours with cameras in hand at the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia.

Istanbul site-seeing delivers like no other place. The sheer magnitude of the Hagia Sophia, light in the Topkapi Palace, over-the-top Roccoco madness that is Dolmabache Palace (supposedly where the last Sultans went broke — a 6 ton crystal chandelier might just have brought down an Empire), detailed Byzantine mosaics at Chora Church, enormous domes of each and every mosque, quiet pools of darkness at the Cistern, hipper than hip fashions at the night clubs and restaurants, contemporary art at Istanbul Modern, smells of the Spice Bazaar . . Leela Cyd (2010)

72 hours in Istanbul takes a lot of planning, but yet again the internet makes things stupid easy for me. How did people travel before the internet, makes me think about dog eared travel books, fumbling through pages, and getting completely lost or disoriented in 12 languages.

Below you’ll find an overview (in alphabetical order) of what is open when and how long (Completely copied from IstanbulTrails.com … and his list of Istanbul City Tips is a COMPLETE MUST READ … man I wish I had the energy to write like this)

  • Archaeological Museums (Arkeoloji Müzeleri)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 17.00, no entrance after 16.00
    Closed: Monday, and until 12.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 17.30
    Closed: until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Big Palace Mosaic Museum (Büyük Saray Çinileri Müzesi)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 16.30
    Closed: Monday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
    Open: daily from 09.00 till dusk
    Closed: 30 min before until 30 min after prayer time, 2 hours during Friday noon prayer
  • Çadır Pavilion (Çadır Köşkü)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 22.00
    Closed: no closing days
  • Dolmabahçe Palace (Dolmabahçe Sarayı)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 16.00
    Closed: Monday, Thursday, January 1st and the first days of religious holidays
  • Egyptian or Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı)
    Open: daily from 08.00 – 19.00
    Closed: Sunday, October 29th and the full duration of religious holidays
  • Fethiye Museum (Fethiye Müzesi)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 16.30
    Closed: Wednesday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Fortress of Europe (Rumeli Hisarı)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 16.30, no entrance after 16.00
    Closed: Wednesday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Fortress of Seven Towers (Yedikule Hisarı)
    Open: daily from 08.00 – 16.00
    Closed: no closing days
  • Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 20.00
    Closed: no closing days
  • Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı)
    Open: daily from 08.30 – 19.00
    Closed: Sunday, October 29th and the full duration of religious holidays
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Müzesi)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 17.00
    Closed: Monday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Harem (Harem)
    Open: daily from 09.30 – 17.00, lunch break from 12.00 – 12.30
    Closed: Tuesday, and until 12.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Imperial Porcelain Factory (Yıldız Porselen Fabrikası)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 17.00
    Closed: Saturday, Sunday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Kariye Museum (Kariye Müzesi)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 16.30
    Closed: Wednesday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Malta Pavilion (Malta Köşkü)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 22.00
    Closed: no closing days
  • Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 17.30
    Closed: during prayer time
    Note: due to restoration, till 2010 only a small part of the mosque is open
  • Şale Pavilion (Şale Köşkü)
    Open: daily from 10.00 – 16.00
    Closed: Monday and Thursday
  • Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı)
    Open: daily from 09.00 – 17.00
    Closed: Tuesday, and until 12.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Turkish & Islamic Art Museum (Türk İslam Eserleri Müzesi)
    Open: daily from 09.30 – 16.30
    Closed: Monday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Tünel (Tünel)
    Open: daily from 07.00 – 21.00
    Closed: no closing days
  • Yıldız Palace (Yıldız Sarayı)
    Open: daily from 09.30 – 16.30
    Closed: Tuesday, and until 13.00 on the first day of religious holidays
  • Yıldız Park (Yıldız Korusu)
    Open: day and night
    Closed: no closing days

Here is an itinerary builder with an overview of the main attractions, grouped by type. (Completely copied from Wahyu Family in Qatar)


  • Archaeology Museums (Arkeoloji Müzeleri)
  • Harem (Harem) of Topkapi Palace
  • Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya)
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Military Museum


  • Dolmabahçe Palace (Dolmabahçe Sarayı)
  • Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı)
  • Beylerbeyi Palace


  • Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii)
  • Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)
  • New Mosque (Yeni Camii)
  • Rustem Pasa Mosque
  • Other mosques: Kucuk Aya Sofia, Nuruosmaniye Camii, Beyazit Camii, Yeni  Valide Camii,

Places of Interest

  • Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıcı)
  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Flower Passage (Çiçek Pasajı)
  • Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)
  • Golden Horn (Haliç)
  • Hippodrome (At Meydanı)
  • Istiklal Street (İstiklal Caddesi)
  • Taksim Square (Taksim Meydanı)
  • Pierre Lotti Café
  • Miniaturk
  • Ortakoy
  • Uskudar and Kadikoy
  • Camlica Hills

Entrance Fee

Listed below is entrance fee to top major sights in Istanbul. No entrance fee to bazaars, mosques, and tombs. However, at some tomb places donation is voluntarily requested (I’ll definitely have to put this together in a spreadsheet)

  • Topkapi Palace  20 TL, children free
  • Topkapi Palace Harem   15 TL
  • Hagia Sophia      20 TL, children free
  • Basilica Cistern  10 TL, children free
  • Archaelogical Museum  10 TL, children free
  • Miniaturk 10 TL
  • Dolmabahce Palace, 20 TL, children free
  • Galata Tower, 10 TL
  • Camlica Hill, free
  • Naval Museum, 4 TL
  • Istanbul Modern, 7 TL
  • Chora Church, 10 TL
  • Military Museum, 4 TL
  • Sufi Dance, 35-40 TL, children under 15 25 TL (including refreshment)

The 10 Steps to planning a DIY tour of Ephesus

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So you’re planning to a DIY Tour of Ephesus, and you have common questions and you don’t know where to turn for answers. Well this is how I felt today, when I was looking at options for visiting Ephesus. There is so much stuff that is written on the place and there are so many tourist facilities for visiting Ephesus, that I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed.

  • How much is the one way taxi fare from Kusadasi dock to Ephesus?
    • This is negotiable as with any taxi fare, but the prevailing rate right now seems to be 20TL to get there.
    • If you’re taking a taxi, use the meter. If the meter is broken, get out of the taxi.
    • Have your taxi wait for you, keep in mind it’s about a 30 minute drive from Kusadasi to Ephesus
    • If you call a cab to come get you from Kusadasi, they will likely start the meter immediately, not when they pick you up.
  • Where should the taxi drop us off at Ephesus ?
    At the top gate, as it’s the standard place to drop off passengers, then walk downhill till you get out of the site through the Lower Gate, then head for the sign “Artemision”. It was the site of the famous Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
  • Is there actually an entrance gate to Ephesus, where you have to pay an admission?
    Yes, there is an entrance gate and you must pay to get in.
  • How much is the admission fee to Ephesus and what are opening hours?
    • Ephesus : 20 TL ($13USD) pp  | Open 08:00 – 17:30 every day (all prices are as of June 2012)
    • Terrace Houses : 10 TL ($6USD) pp
    • Entrance fees accepted for Ephesus is only TL or credit card
  • What facilities are there for tours, toilets, and amenities
    • Take your own water and hat along … you’ll need it
    • It is recommended that you have some sort of guide book or virtual tour. There is too much going on without the use of some sort of guide.
    • Rick Steves has a free audio tour and map. Use it and help yourself.
    • There are no toilets onsite. Be prepared!
    • Don’t drink the tap water … it’s not recommended for tourists.
  • What should I wear while on a DIY Tour of Ephesus?
    • It gets hot – Ephesus site gets particularly hot as it is in a valley with the heat reflected from the white marble.
    • Ensure you have suncream, hats, plenty of water (none available on site only at the kiosks at the top and bottom)
    • Preferably longer sleeves and covered back of the neck
  • Are there lots of vendors and people trying to sell you stuff?
    • Yes! Remember that you’re a tourist and these people are trying to make a living.
    • Don’t take anything for free … even a “taxi ride” unless you’re looking to haggle for a carpet. See my guide to negotiating for carpets … one phrase … Don’t attempt unless you know what you’re doing!
    • If you are approached by anyone saying they have ‘real’ coins from the Roman days of Ephesus, or have other artifacts, do not buy these for two reasons
      1.  They are not real.
      2. If they are real and you took them out of Turkey and are caught, you are going to have a legal issue
  • How long does it take to see everything on a DIY Tour of Ephesus?
    • Here is my blog update on going to Ephesus. Do your research!! Ephesus can take from 45 mins to the entire day. Research and have a map and a plan when you’re going.
    • Get there first thing in the morning to avoid the cruise crowds, if you’re coming off a cruise. If you’re not there with a cruise, then avoid cruise days at all costs.
    • If you start at the top gate and arrange to be picked at the bottom, walking down slowly will take about an hour, if you don’t stop off at anything … which is completely NOT recommended
    • Visiting the Terrace Houses (strongly recommended) will take another 20 minutes.
    • Celsus’s Library is one of the most brilliant and best preserved buildings of Ephesus (10 mins)
    • The Great Theatre of Ephesus (20-30 mins)
    • Odeon (10-15 mins)
    • The Baths of Scholastic (10 mins)
    • The Fountain of Trajan (5 mins)
    • The Temple of Hadrian (10 mins)
    • Walk down the Arcadian Way, where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra once rode in procession.
    • Hence you should realistically budget about 3 hours for your time there
  • What should I do after?
    Head over to the Temple of Artemis (Diana, Artemission), which was built in honour of the Greek Goddess of hunting, wild nature and fertility named Artemis. The temple is counted as one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world and it used to be the largest marble temple in the ancient Greek world. The temple served as both a marketplace and religious institution.
  • Great … I appreciate the resources, but Google offers too much, do you have a list of links that you already did the work and looked through, that I can basically parasite off of you?Absolutely … here is the basic list to help with a DIY Tour of Ephesus

Here is a free map I found (Source: Turkey: Gate to the Orient tourism book from Orient Publishing)

  1. Magnesia Gate
  2. East (“Girls”) Gymnasium
  3. Varius Bath
  4. Odeion
  5. Prytaneion
  6. Market Basilica
  7. Upper Agora
  8. Memmius Monument
  9. Curetes Street
  10. Polio Fountain
  1. Temple of Domitian
  2. Fountain of Trajan
  3. Baths of Scholastica
  4. Temple of Hadrian
  5. Public toilets (latrine)
  6. Slope houses
  7. Octagon tomb
  8. Byzantine Nymphaion
  9. Brothel
  10. Library of Celsus
  1. Gate of Mazeus & Mithridates
  2. Temple of Serapis
  3. Marble Street
  4. Lower Agora
  5. Great Theater
  6. Arkadiane (Harbor Street)
  7. Theater/Gymnasium
  8. Four-Columned Monument
  9. Harbor Gate
  10. Verulanus Hall
  1. Harbor Gymnasium
  2. Harbor Thermal Bath
  3. Councils Church (Double Church of the Virgin)
  4. Stadium
  5. Vedius Gymnasium
  6. Grotto of the Seven Sleepers
  7. Tomb of St. Luke

48 hours in Helsinki … preplanning options

With any new city, I try to figure out a high level plan, the same applies to spending 48 hours in Helsinki on my way to Tallinn and/or Riga. That being said, I’ve booked a weekend at the Hotel Kamp, which is reputed to be the “Best Hotel in Finland … and no I don’t have cash to burn but rather using my Starwood cash and points (I love this program!) … It’s only $90 a night for $500 a night suite with some SGP points!

Once I check in, I’m heading to the Olympic Stadium just like the one in Montreal with the great view, then it’s off to Senaatintori (Aleksanterinkatu/Hallituskatu Helsinki), or Senate Square, is a scenic area of the city where 18th century merchants once built their homes in.  By the 19th century, though, it had become the center of the Finnish government.   Churches, neo-Classical buildings, and universities subsequently sprouted there over the years as a result.

After traipsing around all day … then it’s on to Suomenlinna, which is an inhabited sea fortress sprawling over an area of six islands – Susisaari, Pikku-Mustasaari, Långören Kustaanmiekka, Iso-Mustasaari, and Länsi-Mustasaari.  It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was built in 1748 to protect the city from Russian invasion. Since I won’t be in town for a long time, I can’t really do Karelia Lake Country or Lapland Ethnic Region – they’re just too far.

Thoughts about Finnish saunas? Then it’s also on to Uudenmankatu Street in the city’s Punavuori district. This is what I’ve found so far.

Me vs Bunker Hill Monument … guess who won?

Wanna know how I know I’m getting old? When I climb up 294 steps to see a view only after going through a serious battle in my head, having to draws on years of false justification to do something that I know won’t be that rewarding. 

We didn’t do anything significant like walk the entire Freedom Trail … because that would have been stupid given the weather in Boston this weekend and with the combination of fatigue and a bout of excellent food poisoning from “Market in the Square“, walking the Freedom Trail would have resulted in some sort of homicide.

In terms of the monument itself, there isn’t really that much

  • The obelisk of course
  • A small green area
  • Some statues of major figures involved in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

 That being said, there is a small museum across the street from the park which is worth a short stopover, particularly if you want more information on the history of the battle and the monument. On weekends, parking around the monument is free and open (there’s permit parking during the week)

You can climb the monument for free, which is definitely an experience. Ensure you have one of the following, unless you’re a tri-athlete

  • Inhaler
  • Paper bag
  • Sherpa
  • Oxygen tank

Keep those things in mind if you plan on climbing Bunker Hill Monument. If you are asthmatic, pregnant or claustrophobic, I don’t recommend it. The journey up Bunker Hill Monument is not for the faint.  The interior is narrow, rather dark, and winding, with just enough room for two people to go by one another–if you’re claustrophobic, I don’t recommend it.


There are 294 steps to the top, which was more difficult than it sounded to me – then again, aren’t most things more difficult than they initally sound?

I got to the top and you’re rewarded with a nice view of Boston within fogged windows.

It left me wobbly-legged and sore the next day.

Here is your video at the top …

Vaillancourt Fountain in the Embarcadero

While in Boston this weekend, we saw a number of fountains and it got me to thinking about the Vaillancourt fountain in San Francisco.  It is definitely one of the stranger ones I’ve seen and for years in San Francisco, I walked right by the fountain without even noticing it.

Liming in the house that Larry built …

Growing up in Trinidad in the late 80’s and early 90’s ensured a couple facts about my sports personality

  • I would be a West Indies cricket fan till I die because I only knew the West Indies = spectacular World Domination with style
  • The first World Cup I ever watched was the one in Mexico ’86. I saw Diego Maradona and instantly became an Argentina fan (no matter how many places in the world my #6 Roberto Carlos Brazilian jersey seems to travel with me)
  • The first SuperBowl I saw on TV was with Kurt Warner and the “Greatest Show on Turf” in ’99 … hence I became a Rams Fan
  • And I also grew up in a golden age of NBA basketball where you either loved guys names Larry, Magic, Isaiah or Michael …  my particular allegiance growing up was always with the Celtics law firm of Parrish, Bird & McHale (for those younger fans … were the “Original Big 3”)

Being a lifelong Celtics fan, it’s always been a bucket list item to see a playoff game in Boston and it just so happened that my better half decided to come to Boston for the weekend. With some spur of the moment thinking, online ticket stalking and ticket seller stalking, we got floor seats for Boston vs Miami : Game 3, Eastern Conference Championship.

It was definitely something else being in the building with that energy and the united disdain of the Miami Heat. Sure they don’t have the historical weight that the Lakers have … but everyone outside of Miami hates LeBron James and sidekicks – that is a fact! So after the overpriced beers, no food, rushing from our hotel and lining up in North Station to get into the game, it was on to our floor seats to see the game.

I’m not a big concert and sporting event person … I do actually prefer to stay at home and watch the games because

  1. The whole “experience” costs a lot of money … even in the regular season when nothing really means nothing
  2. It takes tons of time, which I don’t really have
  3. It’s inconvenient and I’m pretty goddamn lazy

This being said … there is something for the inner kid in you, dreaming in Trinidad about making it to the famed parquet floor seeing this stuff in real life – for those who live in a city like Boston or NYC, it’s easy to do this every year in the playoffs – for those of us from far off lands … it only happens in special circumstances.

As for the game itself … Boston won … that’s all that matters. The crowd was raucous and we got Shamrock balloons.

Being behind the rim, I never knew how many video controllers and switches they have, did you? Well they have this much …

Sitting floorside also helps you stalk the camera man, which ensures that you’re on the JumboTron provided that you’re wearing a yellow football jersey and a large ridiculous hat … in fact, we made the camera at 4 different times during the night – I think the camera man was a Brazil fan!

In the end though … I still wish I could have been there with my 1986 version to see them raise the banner with the Original Celtic Big 3

but I’ll take the final 2 mins of Game 3 below … for now …