Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy 2014!

Greetings from hot and sunny Buenos Aires! We are visiting family for the annual Xmas - New Years vacation.  This year we escaped the power cuts in the capital and headed 400 kms south to the beach town of Mar de las Pampas for 5 nights.

It´s a very laid back place and was just what we needed to unwind.  My travels have been few and far between this year.  Parenthood, work and budget mean less time for the jet set lifestyle and hence less time and material for blogging but c'est la vie!.

Happy New Year!
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Tags: .Mar de las Pampas..
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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Chinese Market - Yangshuo, Guilin, China

This is not your typical market as Westerners would see it but is 'normal' in China. Those who disapprove of the consumption of K9 fare are forewarned to steer clear. There was a cafe beside the market serving 'fresh dog meat' but we did not partake. This topic was raised on this blog a while back here... thoughts?. 















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Tags: ..Yangshuo, Guilin, China..
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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Pump it up!

No, this is not another rant like this one. This is simply a strange sight I saw today as I was out for a stroll near my old office. There is something weird ala science fiction-esque about it to me, but then I am a bit of a weird mad scientist me-self.
Tags: ..Pump it up!..
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Friday, 15 November 2013

Whiskey in the jar

The years spent on this side of the pond have meant my tastes lean more towards bourbon whiskey than Irish or Scotch whiskey these days, but the video below is a gem of an Irish advert to be sure to be sure. Enjoy..
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Tags: ..Whiskey in the jar..
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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Siquijor, Philippines

It's hard to believe it's been four years to the day since we were here and a lot has happened since then.  We relocated (yet again) - this time from Asia to USA. We had a life changing event aka son Liam now 1 year old. White hairs are sprouting from all the strangest places (yes even down there!). And don't even get me started on wrinkles (bring on the botox - not!)

Mopeds run on coke in these parts. No wonder they say cola is bad for you...







Tags: ..Siquijor, Philippines..
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

It's Norway or the Highway

I was watching the Amazing Race on TV and they were in Norway and my missus asked were we ever there so I had to check the stash of photos and sure enough we had gone for a weekend to Oslo on Ryanair while we were in London. Let the record state we were there and here are the photos as proof.












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Tags: ..Travel Norway..
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Friday, 4 October 2013

Free Stinky Pile of Manure + Free Shipping

Sounds like a joke but it's not! This is a legitimate offer while it lasts.  Every now and again there comes a deal just too good to turn your nose up at and this deal from Tanga is one such deal. For a limited time only, you can get a FREE (usually costs $20) stinky pile of manure with free shipping. 

I don't have a garden but I can think of several people I would like to send this bargain to as an early Holiday season gift. Most of these people don't have gardens either but I think you get my drift. If this is not your type of thing then don't worry, I have you covered - just click here
Features:
  • Manure
  • Doesn’t stink too bad (but noticeable)
  • Highest quality
 Warranty: 30 Days

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Tags: .Free Stinky Pile of Manure + Free Shipping..
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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Suck My Click and Pimp My Link

Please excuse the following rant, but the gargantuan amount of credit card affiliate links (e.g. you click my link - I make commission) being pushed down readers (deep) throats on travel blogs has surely reached critical mass. If the links were better than the standard bonus offers available elsewhere I wouldn't mind so much. However on a regular basis, they are worse (far worse) than what you can find via a simple google search or a quick browse on the Frequent Flyer forums (flyertalk, milepoint etc).
Photo Courtesy Freddyo
I feel somewhat left out of all the bling bling linky hype and buzz since I haven't pimped my blog with lucrative offers (to line my own pocket), so without further ado here are my links from my own recent credit card app-o-rama (btw I was approved for each credit card instantly - YMMV)

(Disclaimer: I make zero commission i.e. nada if you click on these links, which I found via google, so click away and rest assured, you ARE getting a better deal than most of the affiliate linky blogs out there (with zero annual fee for the 1st year), but if you have more money than sense, I can cut you a deal on the Brooklyn Bridge for a 50% discount ;-)


Chase - British Airways (Personal) 50K Avios points after $2K spend within 3 months - $95 Annual fee waived 1st year

Citi - American Airlines (Personal) 50K miles after $3K spend within 3 months  - $95 Annual fee waived 1st year

Citi - American Airlines (Business) 50K miles after $3K spend within 3 months  - $95 Annual fee waived 1st year

Barclays - US Airways (Personal) 35K miles after $1 spend - $89 Annual fee waived 1st year

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Laos - Luang Prabang

After the mother of all horror bus trips we finally arrived in Luang Prabang. I forgot how beautiful it was until revisiting the photos recently. I can now say it was all worth it although I might not have been so sure after the weary ride to get here. Enjoy a sample of local scenery below
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Tags: ..Laos - Vientiane - Luang Prabang..
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