This is my post under hiring a freelancer. I’m writing it because I wanted to have someone help me with a project for my website. Now, theoretically, I should be able to handle my own projects. I mean, after all, I wrote code for decades and I’m certified by Oracle as a DBA and as a Programmer. But, I’ve been retired from the programming profession for over 10 years. While I’d say Continue reading
I’m going to be in Australia for the first time in my life in about eight months and I want to know the Top 10 things to do in Australia. Again, I’m going to go and visit my old friend Tripadvisor, along with the rest of the Travel Consolidator team. Tripadvisor says that it likes Sydney Harbour, the Australian War Memorial, Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, Kings Park & Botanic Garden (Perth), the Sydney Opera House, The Great Ocean Road (Torquay), the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Continue reading
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I’m a budget traveler. My friends tell me I’m a hard-core budget traveler. Some of them even say I’m obsessive but I don’t really agree. I think I travel like I want to travel. Yes, it can be a little rough sometimes but I don’t mind. I’m old-school, I think you have to suffer for your art form and mine is travel.
I’ll be leaving for a three month trip to Asia in Continue reading
I left New Zealand today. Not physically. Metaphorically. I did it when I purchased tickets from Queenstown, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia. I anguished over leaving more than I wanted. It wasn’t that I wanted to stay in New Zealand. I’m sure it’s a nice place, even if I’ve never been there. But I will be there in about eight months and my plans were to be there for about a week. Once I started doing my research on the country it became more and more evident that I wanted to do more than I could afford. Continue reading
My Asia 2017 trip begins in Auckland. I land there in February. One thing I find is that such “insignificant” matters such as where I stay and how I decide to get around tend to depend on what it is that I want to experience when I go somewhere. Since I don’t know a lot about New Zealand I’m going to go and visit my old friends Fodor, Frommer, Continue reading
I need to make a list of cities that I m-a-y be visiting during the Asia 2017 Trip. There will never be a list set in stone, but once I commit to tickets for a plane into the city, the probabilities go way-up that I will arrive there. It’s not an absolute, but as the price I pay in advance to get to a location goes up the probability I will arrives increases exponentially. So, what’s on my current list?
New Zealand: Auckland, Continue reading
This is my first attempt at actually allocating days. Eventually, I have to develop some sort of schedule, otherwise I can’t book airfare in advance. Without advanced airfare bookings there is no telling how much airfare from one point to another will cost, assuming I can even get it. I must develop some rough form so that I can fill in the airfare.
New Zealand: 6 days.
Australia: 14 days.
Bali: 7 days to do Sulawesi, Moluka and Papua (Irian Jaya).
Yogyakarta: 3 days.
Kuala Lumpur: 3 days.
Maldives: 3 days.
Sri Lanka: 3 days.
India: 5 days.
Bangladesh: 2 days.
Bangkok 3 days.
Myanmar: 6 days.
Bangkok: 2 days.
Taiwan: 4 days.
Okinawa: 3 days.
South Korea: 7 days:
Japan: 7 days.
Currently there are 78 days allocated.
It’s my current read. What’s it about? Let me give you an example. Suppose on Monday I went to the store. On Tuesday I went to work. The next day I thought … WTF? If you think WTF is an acronym for a very popular, but a little off-color, exclamation of surprise, then you may have been thinking a little too quickly (fast). Sometimes you think so fast that you hardly think at all. If you wondered what WTF meant then you were thinking a bit slower. If you came up with more than one meaning or an alternative for WTF, like Wednesday, Thursday, Friday for example, you were thinking a bit more slowly. Kahneman spends about 400 pages talking about stuff like that. He gets me thinking very slowly. Maybe a little too slowly, but the book is worth a read if learning, as opposed to pure enjoyment, is your bag.