Category: Travel

  • Free as in Speach Street Maps Free as in Speach Street Maps

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 12:03 pmOpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from […]

  • Virgin America

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 01:02 am My next internal flight in America will be with Virgin America. No more laptop power problems. This is a great ad about Virgin America?s power plugs but my theme wont embed the video properly. So follow the link to see the youTube video.

  • BD Fugue Cafe Lille France

    Last updated on July 4th, 2015 at 12:07 am I?m in BD Fugue Cafe in Lille sipping cafe au Lait and fromage + jambon ?sandwich?. BD Fugue Cafe is part manga euro comic store and part cafe. No Uncanny X-Men on the top floor (they?re downstairs in the comics section), but a wonderful range of […]

  • Ryanair Gatwick to Cologne

    Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 11:26 pm I was booked on a RyanAir flight from Gatwick to Cologne. That cost ?69.00 GBP including taxes, so it?s a great deal. Unfortunately, Gatwick airport is run like a British train terminal. I asked the RyanAir passenger wrangler if this was normal and she said they […]

  • Gatwick Express

    Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 11:21 pm I?m flying out of London Gatwick to Cologne Germany. My UK friends tell me to avoid Heathrow at all costs at the moment, the security is a nightmare. We?ll see how Gatwick is. The best way to get to the airport is the Gatwick Express from […]

  • One night in London

    Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 11:18 pm I?m staying at the Grange City Hotelwhere I got a great deal, ?85.00 for a five star room. I?m right next to Trinity House and a block from the Tower of London. For Sim?s review of broadband internet in hotels, I was disappointed to find their […]

  • VirginTrain Manchester to London

    Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 11:13 pm   I caught a VirginTrain from Manchester to London. Technically it was from Stockport four miles out of Manchester. The trick for booking these fares online is you can?t book the day of your travel with any reliability. The phone support people said I could, but […]

  • Spyware hits Sydney International Airport Kiosks

    Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 11:07 pm I wrote before that Samsung provides free internet kiosks at Sydney International Airport. Unfortunately in a sign of the times, all the free kiosks are spyware infected tonight. So infected that none of them are operational. Firstly it?s foolish to run an unattended public internet accessible […]

  • Dialling US toll free numbers from Overseas

    Last updated on July 3rd, 2015 at 04:53 pm Many people don?t realise that you can dial US Toll free numbers (800) from overseas. The calls aren?t toll free, but with calling cards at about 1 cent per minute it?s cheaper than most local calls. In Australia, dial your calling card access code, enter your […]

  • Samsung DigitAll Connect KL

    Last updated on June 24th, 2015 at 01:26 am In Kuala Lumpur the free internet kiosk is called the Samsung DigitAll Connect. It?s right outside the arrivals gate. Cool! I?ve already had a cute German backpacker ask me if the internet was free. One day we?ll take ubiquitous free internet access for granted.