Category: Personal

Lately, I’ve been besieged by comment spam such as: Smack-dab what I was looinkg for-ty! Or If you’re lokiong to buy these articles make it way easier. All of them have the same callback URI, www.yahoo.com. All of them have different, fake e-mail addresses. All of them use a different fake name like: John, Barbi, or Geralyn, to name a few. I guess that as filters get better, so do spammers. The interesting thing is that there is no link…

Grilled chicken with fried egg on top! Certainly, traveling to another country, by yourself, can be a life lesson. Here are some of the things that I have learned whilst traveling about by myself, in no particular order: Don’t exchange your money at the most convenient place! For example, when I landed, after clearing immigration, I exchanged my money at the Travelex vendor just right in front of the baggage claim. I exchanged $400 USD @ 1.17/AUD. This netted me…

All that remains This will be my last post from Australia. It is Saturday morning, Friday night for you. I entered the country with $500 U.S. I exchanged $400 of it, giving me about $330 AUD. Over 8 days and 8 nights, I have spent all but $18.15 AUD. This morning, I will have my normal ‘brekky’ at Starbucks, which will cost me around half of that. Then, when I go to the airport, I may have something else before…

I didn’t post yesterday because I’ve been stuck in the hotel for 2 days due to heavy, unrelenting rains. Today, Thursday in Australia, as I write this, it continues to rain. I had to invoke Plan C because the other plans failed: Plan A – Go to Blue Mountains on the train. Well, it rained on Tuesday, so I elected to stay on, but on Wednesday, I was game! I walked, in the rain, down to Central Station, went to…

Yesterday, it was a cold and rainy day, so my walking was cancelled. Instead, I opted to walk around the corner and visit the Australian Museum. I must say that it was, in a word, impressive. It is probably the best single museum that I’ve ever been in. I specify “single” because, by far, the best museums that I’ve ever entered were the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, but this museum was very impressive. There are a number of things…

This morning I awoke the sound of rain beating against my window. I got out of my bed, made it over to the window, had a look outside. Down on the streets, from the 13th floor, in the darkness, I could see the water running down the street and the raindrops splashing in the puddles. It was at that point that I wondered what I would do for the day since my preferred method of getting around is walking. I…

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