Earlier this month I had the pleasure of taking a river cruise of sorts through Berlin… including both the former East and West parts. I shot the photos with my new Canon SD700 camera (which I’m generally pleased but not thrilled with) and posted them on various services. See my Berlin boat tour photos on…–… Continue reading Berlin boat tour photos and mini Canon SD700 camera review
WARNING: Mishmash ahead.Haven’t yet packed, which means this is the perfect time to procrastinate with a blog entry. Or something like that. I’m leaving tomorrow morning for a two-week work-related trip. See details of that trip, plus enjoy some of my phone, camera, T-Mobile, and other musings below. My upcoming travels for May 29 through… Continue reading Pre-Europe-travel grab bag
I invite you to go grab your cell phone / mobile phone / home phone whatever and program the following numbers into it: – 1-800-555-8355 (“555 TELL” — TellMe)– 1-800-373-3411 (“FREE 411” — Free411)– 1-888-392-7563 (“EZ ASK ME” — AskMeNow – Initial signup on site required)– 46645 (“GOOGL” – Google SMS beta – Google via… Continue reading Helpful numbers to save in your phone!
My former colleague, Mark Jen, recently wrote about his rather positive experience flying Song Air, the discount wing of Delta Airlines… and this reminded me that I hadn’t gotten around to the review I had planned to write last month. The background:I was searching for an inexpensive flight to New Hampshire to attend a Lindy… Continue reading My review of Song Airlines (Delta’s low cost subsidiary)
A few weeks ago, I decided to splurge and book a night at a “four star” hotel via Priceline so I could get a good night’s rest before taking a long bus ride to Swing Out New Hampshire. If this Hilton Hotel in Manhattan is four stars, I’d hate to see what a one star… Continue reading Pricey hotels… sometimes you DON’T get what you pay for
My Australian friend Alicja has been keeping a charming blog (with pictures!) detailing her travels around the world. Since I haven’t had time to write much interesting stuff lately, I’d like to send you on over her way. I was particularly amused by her ruminations on America :-). Oh, and hey, please don’t forget to… Continue reading Delightful, quirky travel journal – have a look
It figures that in Austin, Texas, even the graffiti is big and friendly. Edited on January 11, 2003 to add:Wow, little did I know that this picture above was the soon-to-be-famous Frog Mural!
My friend Abeth, who is American with Egyptian heritage, recently spent many months teaching and traveling around Morocco, and with her permission, I’ve decided to share some of her observations with you. As I’ve noted before here, everything you see (aside from quotes) on BLADAM is my own writing unless I note otherwise, and I… Continue reading A fascinating look at Morocco
In a shock to smokers and anti-smoking advocates alike, Ireland’s government has announced a ban on smoking in pubs, effective January 2004. This is, from what I understand, a first throughout all of Europe. Indeed, I selfishly wish other European countries that I frequent (such as Germany and Sweden) would join Ireland in banning smoking… Continue reading I can breathe clearly now, the smoke is gone
Food that is tempting to touch and taste that I discovered in one of the main squares of beautiful Brussels, Belgium during a visit in 1998.