I bought a Nikon S8100 recently to because I had my wonderful little Panasonic Lumix DZ10 stolen in Chile. Continue reading Nikon S8100
I found a lovely bunch of people running a paragliding hostel a short half an hours walk from town. The welcome was wonderful at the house of Martin and Mariella, there were a few other paragliding folks and Martins’s brother Diego. Continue reading Paragliding, Tragedy, New year and Refugios
Fitting as much into a confined space as possible is becoming a bit of an obsession. I now have, in one small crumpler laptop rucksack the tools needed to: Continue reading Sleeping bags and stuff sacks
One thing that I find to be conspicuously absent from the average CyberGypsy baggage check-list is a tough book. Continue reading What happened to Toughbooks?
So here’s a check-list of things that I have decided will go with me around the world this winter. Continue reading Location Independent Digitally Nomadic Cyber Gypsy Travel Checklist
A number of years ago the powers that be in the UK telecoms business decided Continue reading Google voice uk style phone booths launched
One thing I haven’t mentioned before is my love of taking Continue reading Korg Nano Key
Only recently I wrote a little article on how to get cheaper roaming phone charges and it seems that Google could be an answer to our prayers. Continue reading Google Voice in The UK
I have just heard that BT has bought out many of T-Mobiles wifi hotspots with the aim of keeping the prices high. Not a very enlightened approach to giving access to mobile computing… Continue reading Monopoly
We drove to Brisbane after leaving O’Reilly’s and were mightily impressed by this compact little ’boutique’ city. It’s easy to get around, full of parks and even sports an artificial beach on the South Bank so you can swim in clean waters whilst looking at the glittering city centre.
If Sydney is a bit rough around the edges due to over use Brisbane is polished like a new penny, the rivers are charming and the city life spills perfectly over to the laid back leisure culture.
Sooner than I wanted we had to set off again and head south to meet some friends that lived near surfers paradise in a place called Robina.
Surfers paradise didn’t impress me much being Australia’s answer to the South of Spain, but the view from the public gallery of the Q1 building, the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere, was worth a look. From there you could see the canals that snake their way behind the beaches where many people live.
We enjoyed some incredible seafood with piles of ‘Balmain Bugs’, a kind of slipper lobster, scallops and large prawns.