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January 29, 2015 7:02 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

The Tampa Bay area in Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, Gasparilla Pirate Festival, and cultural history. But Tampa also has great dining and high-energy nightlife you won’t want to miss. Mangroves The name sounds like it should be in te rivers above, but this place will float your boat. This SoHo restaurant and lounge offers a dinner menu of New American cuisine, an extensive wine list, and a sophisticated Florida ambience. Mangroves offers indoor and outdoor dining on two floors, as well as VIP tables by the bar downstairs and a loft with another full bar upstairs. So come for dinner and stay […]

January 15, 2015 7:37 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Last year I reported¬†on the Uruguay v. Northern Ireland UFWC match. Since then we’ve had an entire World Cup and the UFWC trophy has changed hands 5 or 6¬†times. Along the way I managed to watch the drama unfold from 3 different continents as a nomadic football fan! In the first weekend of the World Cup, Uruguay’s surprise defeat to Costa Rica gave the Ticos the honours and they managed to take the UFWC all the way to the Quarter Finals, where they drew 0-0 with the Netherlands before losing on penalties. A superb performance from Costa Rica who conceded just 2 goals in 5 […]