Category: Traveling

I take too many flights but i like it… my thoughts about my travels, airline services, luggage, etc…

Unexportables

I went to Hong Kong and Australia a few months ago and relished at the idea of bringing back “things”. When going to a foreign land, your wallet gets a little out of control and I looked forward to bringing back treasures from the east,…

Tiny Useful Things: MyTravelMaps

Hackday today at RIG with James and Phil and I thought I’d share what I came up with. I’ve been using Google MyMaps for about 4 years now, mapping out the cities I visit and live in with pins that often relate to food and…

Deep city

I was fortunate enough to attend the Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium on “The City as a Platform” in fabulous NYC last week and thought i’d share my Ignite-style talk. This event and talk was an opportunity for me to do 4 things: – talk…

Know where you live and where to eat

In order to force myself in taking a vacation, (the last time was 2003 which involved a trip backpacking in Spain with my best friend at the time. Unfortunately our friendship never recovered but that’s another story.) I’ve been wasting time trying to find the…

After the Lunch

Lovely poem by Wendy Cope I read in the Underground the other day. On Waterloo Bridge, where we said our goodbyes, the weather conditions bring tears to my eyes. I wipe them away with a black woolly glove And try not to notice I’ve fallen…

Viva Italia!

One way to level up in European immigration as a foreigner is to have an italian parent (my father in this case) as since the mid 90s Italy recognises citizenship for people with parents or grandparents who were born in Italy. This now means I…

6:34

This is what happens when you’re in love. In love with where you live. You go through 2 days of Tube strike, you watch the city you love not even make it to the top 50 most liveable cities and generally go to shit with…