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Get more reliable wifi in remote areas: carry an extender

So you’re not gonna believe this next tip. Carry around a wifi extender. Yup, I said it.  and I’ve been doing it. I bought it in Germany, and its been with me down through Eastern Europe and now India.  I’ve been meaning to ship it home…but I keep delaying and it keeps getting me wifi […]

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How to download a large file with a shaky internet connection, the 1337 way.

When traveling, the availability of a solid connection isn’t always reliable.  Or sometimes the file is so large and you are in transit you need to chip away at the download each time you find bits of access. Some browser download managers might support resume, but as of writing, Google Chrome does NOT.  pitiful, Chrome, […]

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Know where you are always: offline mapping on Android

So, you’re in the middle of india and you need to find your guesthouse.  No one speaks english.  You can’t call for directions.  All you have is an address.  Out of luck?  Not on android. The latest version of Google Maps on Ice Cream Sandwich has the ability to pre-cache all the maps tiles within […]

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Letters from Istanbul – Part II

Hey all, I’ve caught a head cold so I”m not really into making this story pretty right now….Istanbul is still awesome.  The kindred connection between Istanbul and NY continues as I meet more and more Turk’s and Istanbulers.  I think it also shares a similarity in that its probably a nice place to visit, but […]

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Letters from Istanbul, and a (brief) story of Transylvanian misadventure

After again trying(unsuccessfully) to wrangle the Romanian banks to accept my bank card, I cashed in my emergency dollars, leaving one last Jacksonin my pocket to contemplate whether he’s worth more than the lint he sits next to.  Or perhaps hes an optimist and looks towards brighter times in lands where he’s respected.  In either case, […]

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Letters from Transylvania

Hey all, Transylvania!!!  :::insert megalomaniacal laughter set to tochata and fugue::::  actually i’m in a town called Brasov in the region of Transylvania.  Its close to Vlad the Impaler’s castle…so I’m gonna try to make it there tomorrow.  So Vlad the Impaler was actually dracula.  Dracula just means son of the dragon and his dad was […]

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Letters from Budapest

Hey All, Just arrived into my hostel in Budapest!  It was crazy this morning getting out of Prague so I didn’t have time to send a “leaving prague” email, but alas, i’m safe and sound in freezing but beautiful budapest.  Did you know budapest is really 2 cities: buda and pest.  Also, “pest” isn’t pronounced […]

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Letters from Berlin – part zwei

Hello again! Ok, much more to report now after a busy weekend. On Saturday, I just wandered around by myself.  It was a gorgeous day and I went back to Alexanderplatz, which is like the main square in the city.  It again had a crazy energy.  It was unlike any other square I’ve been to. […]

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Letters from Berlin – Part I

Hey all, Got to Berlin!!! I can’t express how good it feels to be here.  On one hand, this is kind of a milestone for me.  I’ve survived international travel for 8 weeks now and this was the first major destination I had set out to get to.  On my way to my hostel, I […]

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Letters from Amsterdam

Hey everyone, Long time for a post, ey? I finally made my departure from England and I’m very relieved.  It was grating on me.  England didn’t want me to go either…tried its best to keep me, but I thwarted its efforts. Barely made a train to the ferry…but it was the wrong train, so we […]

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Letters from London

So, let’s catch up. Actually, Since I’m in britain, and everything is backwards here, let’s tell the stories in reverse. So I’m staying in a hostel in Bayswater, which is very grungy.  Its cool, but i’m not sure I trust the people who rent rooms here, so I have more fears for my things which […]

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