August 21, 2011

Stay Safe From Scammers On Your Vacation

I found this site for scamming tips interesting. As someone who traveled many times, I think this could be useful especially for those of you who are first time tourists. There are great tips that I find could benefit me as well. Check it out.

Tips For Carrying Money And Documents While Traveling
http://www.kevincoffee.com/money/guide_to_security_belt_and_pouches.htm

July 27, 2011

Norway: Norwegian Culture & Etiquette

Here is another nice and useful link for those who are planning to visit Norway.

* Note: I have absolutely no idea how updated the info is.I once bought two books about culture and gesture in other countries. When I showed the books to friends who were natives to those countries, they laughed. They said the book is so bad and so outdated that I should throw it away. For obvious reasons, I am not going to name the books. But I strongly suggest talking to a native about their country before visiting their country. For example, did you know that the "okay" gesture is considered offensive in some countries? I'd recommend not to make any gesture that may have good intention in the US, but represents the opposite in a foreign country. Just to be safe. Last thing you need is to offend your host or your waiter.

Norwegian Culture & Etiquette
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/norway-country-profile.html

The Vikings

Sadly, Norway has been in the news lately in a tragic way. I was thinking how many people know anything at all about Norway or should I say, how many don't? I was there many years ago as a child. I remember visiting Oslo but don't have a lot of memories of the visit itself. I only remember visiting a Viking museum. One memory in particular was one of the earliest Viking ship. It was a good experience. As a child I am sure that my recollection of the museum was that it was a big place, but now as an adult there is a good chance that it was a much smaller museum or a smaller room. Last thing I do remember is how beautiful is Norway.

Viking: Who Were The Vikings?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/who_were_the_vikings

I'm Back!

It has been a year already. I hadn't expected myself to be absent for this long but now I am ready to post again. Since I was gone for a long time, I don't remember every post that I've posted here. It could take me a while to check the data every time I see a new link. My apologies if I do end up posting the same link twice. I'll do my best not to repeat the same link. I am also aware that some links have expired since I posted them. I noticed that some of my earliest links no longer function.

The Linkster

April 29, 2010

Taking a Break

Dear readers,

I am going to temporarily stop blogging until further notice.

Thank you for reading my blog!

April 21, 2010

Snoopy The Flying Ace Visits The Intrepid


If you are in NYC and love Snoopy, hurry up and go to the Intrepid Museum in NYC to see the "Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace” exhibition. I so wish I could fly over to see the exhibition but I can't afford a coast to coast trip. The exhibition is only until April 30th, so you have 9 days left if you want to see it. It is a traveling exhibition.

Snoopy As The World War I Flying Ace - Interpid Museum
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/CuratorsCorner/December-2009-%281%29/Snoopy-and-Intrepid.aspx

I just found additional information about the traveling Snoopy tour at:

MAAA -"Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace"

http://www.eusa.org/SiteResources/Data/Templates/t2.asp?docid=657&DocName=Snoopy%20as%20the%20World%20War%20I%20Flying%20Ace

If the link doesn't work for you, try this:

MAAA -"Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace"

http://tinyurl.com/y5r8wz4

April 20, 2010

A Wacky Backpack!


I totally love Wacky Packages. I was browsing for the new Wacky Packages books in Amazon, and came across a Wacky Packages back pack. I wish there were more pictures and better description. It looks fairly small to me.

Wacky Packages Backpack
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HGLJE8/ref=pd_luc_gc_rec_03_03

April 18, 2010

What Are You Drinking Now?


The Knowledge For Thirst is a blog about all kind of beverages. Their statement simply states that "The Knowledge For Thirst is where Kevin Fanning and Joshua Allen sit around and jaw about beverages." A few post examples are "Monster M-80 Mixxd Khaos Assault", "Russian Variation of the Pepsi New Logo", "Pictures & commentary on failed sodas."

At first, it appeared to be a small site, because I was looking for those "next post" text. It actually took me about a minute or two to realize that it's not the arrows on the top that I need to click, in order to keep moving, but the title next to them. Each page is dedicated to one topic. But when I looked at the archives, I saw a list of all the posts! There are many. I strongly recommend using the archives because you can see them all at once and choose the ones you are interested in reading. They have a few interesting titles.

So go check it out at:

Knowledge For Thirst
http://www.knowledgeforthirst.com

April 12, 2010

More But Bizarre Bottle Openers


I forgot to add this bizarre set of bottle corkscrews to my previous post. The post of that site, appeared in 2007, so its a bit old. But you gotta check it out if you have not seen this yet. Some of them made me chuckle. These are truly weird! Some I didn't like though.

35 Coolest Bottle Openers
http://bizarrearea.com/index.php/gadgets/35-coolest-bottle-openers.html