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Friday, November 1, 2013

Let the countdown begin.

Flights are booked for Miss G and myself to Bali via Malaysia. We have a short time in Kuala Lumpur , but I'm sure we will explore a new part of the city before moving onto Bali. We have no plans for any destination as yet. We jet out January 2014, and yes we have started the countdown.
I will be updating my fixed price shopping topic and my Bali trip tip guide as well as exploring more of Bali.
So look out for out next adventure and also check out my Instagram #bepergian or Google+

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Store the important stuff.

While I travel I find I have a handful of documents, itinerary and tickets as well as my passport. And to add to all of this I carry an extra copy of everything in-case I lose or misplace the originals.

On my last trip I took my USB drive with me and a copy of all my travel documents stored on it, this USB drive is shock and water proof.  And I also took the time to set up a Google Drive, which is a virtual drive.  I can upload documents, photo’s, videos and other file types and store them on the Google servers and I can access my personal folder at any time anywhere from my laptop or my phone. I find it a great way to store a backup of my travel documentation.

I also find it a great way to back up my photos and video while I’m away, in-case you misplace or your camera is stolen. You may have lost the camera but if you have backed-up your photos and video to Google Drive all your precious memories are safe guarded on Google Drive.
I like the Google Drive for a few reasons; it’s linked to a great email service which can be accessed from anywhere. Google drive is free to 15GB and it’s combatable with all devices and most of all is safe and secure. 

Google Drive 

Free 15 GB storage for documents, photos, video and other files.

More info here

For the apps for your phone, tablet pc or I pad. 

There is a long list of other companies who offer a virtual drive for you to back-up your files, but most charge a fee. Here is a link to Cloud Storage Industry Review page where the top 10 are featured. But there is also a fee with each of them. 

Cloud Storage Industry Review here

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

I'm free in Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge with Luna Park

 St Marys
I took a free walking tour of Australia's favorite city Sydney over the weekend with I’m free walking tour of Sydney. I’m free was started by a young couple who love the City they grew up in and want to share their knowledge with you. They do 2 tour’s a day around Sydney’s city at 1030 am and again at 230 pm these tours last 3 hours and are very easy walking and they also do a 1 hour and a half tour in the evening around the rocks. 

 Hyde Park Barracks
I took the 230pm tour around Sydney and even though Sydney isn’t far from my home I learnt a lot on the enjoyable easy paced tour. You are given a map of Sydney and on the maps is a list of things to do and see that are free by day or night, cheap places to eat with much more. They work on a tip system so at the end of the tour dig deep into your pocket and give them a good tip for the excellent tour. 

I'm Free website - here

I'm Free Facebook - here

Trip Advisor reviews - here

Angel Place
The spot Captain Cook Claimed Australia as part of the UK
A Manly Ferry passing The Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013



Pickpocketing has been around since time began and still today in one form or another it’s still a big part of our lives. Pickpocketing is basically reaching into your pocket or bag and taking either money or valuables without you even noticing until later.
With new technology the pickpocketer or now the E-pickpocketer has it a lot easier to take not only your valuables and money and now have the means to take your identity and clean out your bank account without even touching you. They can very easily buy a Radio Frequency Identification Scanner or RFID off sites like E-Bay.

 See Video here

How it works is just by walking past someone they can scan your pocket or bag. Even at the airport while you are lining up to check-in on your flight they can scan your bank and credit cards as well as your passport. Not only can they take your money and identity they now know your leaving the country and where you live, leaving your home venerable. Most bank/credit cards and Australian passport come with an electronic chip which contains our personal details.
What can be done to protect ourseleves, there is a number of things that can be done to help protect you cards and passport. You can buy a passport wallet and card holders to store your stuff in which is RFID proof. I bought myself a passport wallet which I use to store my passport and cards and gives me a little piece of mind. 

My  RFID Passport Wallet Video here

RFID Blocking products can be found on the Bagworld website found here . Bagworld has great service and prices I have purchased a few items from them.

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