Category: travel

  • Hola 2009

    Happy New Year, everyone! It’s scary to think it’s now been 9 years since the tick of the clock to 2000. To think, I had so many plans back then… that… er… mostly involved… ok, so I can’t remember a single one of those plans for the life of me, but I think they mostly […]

  • Jon Stewart Explains to Congress

    Jon Stewart is still in fine form: The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c Autoerotic Explanation

  • Laptops aren’t safe at USA Customs

    Turns out, US Customs can search and seize laptops at will: Laptops and other electronic devices can be seized [by Customs officials] without reason, their contents copied, and the hardware returned hours or even weeks later. Holee fuck me. Between this and the TSA, I’m never going to the US again.

  • Travel Tips for Hong Kong

    Get an Octopus at the earliest opportunity. It’ll pay itself off over and over, is supremely convenient (you can pay at McDonalds or 7-Eleven with it), and you get most of your deposit back, minus a HK$7 (AU$1) processing fee. Typical ride cost is in single figures, and while it’s not as extensive as London […]

  • In HK

    In HK, at work. Great view over the harbour here, though the haze means it’s not half as spectacular as it could be. I feel like a bit of a country bumpkin coming here from London, because there’s hardly a building worth talking about that’s not at least 30 floors. “Crick in the neck” doesn’t […]

  • Going to HK

    HK trip 95% confirmed – go on, what are your tips? What to see, what to do, what kind of weather, what food to eat, etc?

  • Monopoly Tour Update

    Big Monopoly Tour update. Covered half the board nearly – Whitehall, Pall Mall, Northumberland Av, Bow St, Trafalgar Square, The Strand, Fleet St, Piccadilly, Coventry St, Leicester Square, and Bond St. Leaves Marlborough St, Park Lane, Mayfair, the entire first row and most of the stations to go, yet.

  • How awesome is Singapore?

    Let me count the ways: free showers, free massage chairs, cinema in the airport, hotel in the airport (for those really long layovers), perfect-place-to-relax banana chairs, laptop charing points, and oh, free wifi. Man, I don’t think I’ll travel through anywhere else ever again if I have the choice. Yeah, I’m here for about 4 […]

  • Holiday ahoy!

    My first proper holiday – in the sense that I’m not going somewhere new and possibly exciting, I’m just going to take it easy and relax – is about to begin! With a 20 hour flight ;_; Man, Australia really is a ridiculously long way away from the rest of the world/action. I’ll be in […]

  • Monopoly Tour!

    I remember playing Monopoly as a kid and thinking, “I’ve so got to visit all these places one day…” (what, no-one else?) And now I’m here in London. And those streets on the Monopoly board? They’re real! I know, I couldn’t believe it either. So I got my faithful Google Maps out and mapped it. […]