Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Map of Power Plugs

world power plug map

There is nothing worse than traveling into a country with no or the wrong converter. Travel prepared. It’s kind of odd to see what countries are common. Who did those different plugs evolved? I need to consult Wikipedia.

Are you planning to use your notebook abroad? If yes, you may want to check what type of power plugs and sockets are used in the part of the world you are travelling to.

All EUROCOM Notebooks come with AC adapters switching between 110V and 240V allowing the notebooks to be used all over the world. However, you may not be able to use the US/Canadian power plug overseas. Please check what type of power plug and socket is used in a country of your destination. You may want to buy a foreign plug in your local electronics store before you travel abroad.

Source: EuroCOM

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weird Amusement Park

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Just wanted to post couple of links of this super weird amusement park in Shenzhen, China we visited 3 years ago. What a strange place. It’s like the Epcot center in World Disney World but much much stranger.

Would love to go back there and take some more pictures with my big camera for my portfolio. Even better. Would loooooove to visit a whole bunch of weird and bizarre amusement parks around the world and make a book out of it. Any sponsors?

Here some more pics and links to even more pictures:



More pics: Windows of the World I and Windows of the World II

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bed & Breakfast Summer Deal


No more excuses! Your well deserved summer vacation is on the way. With this deal you can stay in a B&B to hostel prices.

  • Book a 2 or more night stay at any online reservation property on our site.
  • Enter promo code BBSIZZLE100 into the "Reward Code" box.
  • Receive $50 off for a two night stay, $75 off for a three night stay and $100 for a stay of four or more nights.

    This promo ends on July 6th, so act right now!

    Link: Bed and Breakfast Summer Deal

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  • Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Crazy Festivals: Corpus Christi in Valencia, Spain

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    Valencia is so worth a visit but is often overlooked since most people storm to the Islands, Mardrid, Barcelona or Benidorm.

    Valencia as an awesome old city center is close to the beach and hosts some of the craziest festivals. One of of the is Corpus Christi.

    Here are couple of links explaining what this festival is all about:

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    Monday, June 22, 2009

    L-Hostel New York City


    The L in the name of the L-Hostel stands for luxury! Emm, luxury to a budget price. How is that possible?

    Well the hostel is located in Harlem so it’s not really a prime NYC location but everything can be reached with ease thanks to the NYC subway system.

    The hostel is a transformed studio flat building which means that dorm rooms have their own kitchen. And the rooftop can’t be topped either.

    What they write about themselves:

    The L stands for Luxury! Our hostel is the first of its kind anywhere. We are located in a brand new renovated building. You will see from the pictures it is built with style and class. Unlike some hostels advertising nice pictures, ours ARE REAL, and all rooms and areas of the hostel are truly beautiful, and provide a real luxury hostel experience never seen in a hostel before. Our rooftop terrace gives you the feeling that you are staying at a spa and not a hostel. We have toured the competition in New York and we know you will be relieved to finally see a product that lives up to all the hype!

    We offer the most space per bed of any hostel. All of our Marble bathrooms are single use for your sense of privacy! We have comfortable public areas, decorated in modern style. Our outside backyard is an oasis in the middle of New York City. You won’t find your typical run down second hand furniture style hostel here, everything is new and contemporary!

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    Our top floor is nothing but exclusive private room suites. Some have private luxury bathrooms and some share bath with just one other room. We have three penthouse private rooms that have their own private roof deck, absolutely unheard of in a hostel! Check out the actual pictures! These rooms may be the very best deal in NYC!
    L. Hostels offers full service to group business. We have the best designed group rooms of any hostel in the world. We can handle groups as large as 300 persons. We have suites available that can hold groups as small as ten and as large as sixteen, very spacious and comfortably! The suites have multiple rooms. If you are the group leader you can have your own room within the suite that your group is staying in, with your OWN bathroom! It offers a very safe and secure setting for groups. The large suites have multiple rooms and multiple bathrooms. Please see the diagram of the rooms available. We have large modern meeting rooms available as well. We can have your group meals catered at great prices and also can arrange transportation services. Our group service sales people are very experienced in what it is you need to make your stay a successful one.

    We have an amazing café and grocery that will supply you with all your traveling needs. If you want to cook your own food, a fully equipped kitchen is available or you can use the barbecue grills in the back. Contemporary TV rooms, laundry room, free wireless, are just a few of the things we offer.

    hostel kitchen modern

    The vibe of the hostel will make you feel relaxed and comfortable and allow you to explore the great places of New York City with confidence. You will want to come back to your hostel at the end of the day for relaxation and comfort. FOR the same price or even less then some other hostel, why not stay at the place that is the best! Please give us a try and we will show you how a luxury hostel experience can be!

    More info: L-Hostel New York City

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    Sunday, June 21, 2009

    Halaveli Resort Maldives – A Dream Vacation


    OMG! Ok, I admit this is not really a budget vacation but sometimes I think it is just alright to dream a little bit. If someone would pay me to leave this instant for the Maldives I’d drop everything and head to the airport this instant.



    Floating in the North Ari atoll and shaped like a curved dhoni (Maldivian boat) is the new Five Star Constance Halaveli Resort. It is a place where time seems to have stopped and dreams become reality. Water and sand combine and lie in contrast to the exuberant green of the foliage.

    The shadow of the 86 villas falls on the turquoise lagoon. The three restaurants and the spa ensure that both the body and mind are well cared for. Constance Halaveli Resort is a place to relax and regenerate in overwhelming peacefulness.




    More info: Halaveli Resort

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    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Promo Code for Easycar


    EasyCar rental prices are already very good but this summer you can even save more. The hotter it gets the hotter the rebate.


    Link: EasyCar

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    I have been to Las Vegas twice and loved it every single time and I’d go back right now. It’s truly a fun and unique place. What, you don’t gamble? No problem – there is tons to do even if you don’t want to hit the tables.

    Las Vegas = Disneyland for grownups.

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    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Great Value Hotel Rome: Auditorium Di Mecenate

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    Neat little rooms close to all the attractions Rome has to offer.

    Auditorium di Mecenate is a modern hotel which aims to capture the traditional spirit of Roman hospitality. It is situated in an antique building and is noted for the excellent service to clients. This hotel has well furnished rooms with all modern facilities, a 24 hour reception and qualified personal who can speak diverse languages
    The friendly, multilingual staff at this stylish hotel will be happy to assist you in making reservations and arranging tours within the vibrant city of Rome.

    Open throughout the year, the hotel offers a 24-reception and a rich continental breakfast served in the rooms.

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    More info: Hotel Auditorium Di Mecenate in Rome

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    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    Backpacker’s Delicatessen – Everything Canned

    Backpacking is awesome and fun. Being out there in the middle of nowhere, no civilization , no fast food chain. Awesome!

    But what to do when the hunger kicks in? Easy – canned food. Not sure if to tell you to dig in and or stay away from following slightly bizarre canned food. You tell me. Which one would you try?

    bamboo worms

    big saucy bangers

    buzzard gizzards

    canned alligator

    canned armadillo

    canned bacon

    canned cheeseburger

    canned elk

    canned frog legs

    canned pizza

    canned quarl eggs

    canned silk worms

    canned squid

    canned tongues

    canned whole chicken

    creamed possum

    giant bug

    Giant Hot Dogs

    grass jelly

    jellied eels

    mole crickets

    pork brains

    pure lard

    rattlesnake canned smoked

    roasted scorpion

    rotten beans in can

    russian herring

    shark fin

    sponge cake in can

    squid herring can

    yummy fish balls

    [via: Food Network Humor]

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