MikeE's updated (2017) packing list

I first put together a packing list back in 2012 based on what I expected to need while I was travelling, my packing list back then had some pretty big caveats – firstly I was playing paintball, secondly I was DJing and third.. I had no home base.  Fast forward a few years and lots…

O-Corner: Vintage & Retro Video Games in Bangkok

I was taking my friend Sophie (AKA Ghettozoid) around Bangkok for the whirlwhind tour of food, markets and shopping (as well as avoiding the protestors who are everywhere at the moment) and came across this little gem that just had to be shared. Hidden in the back corner of the 6th floor of the famous…

Gadgets: Merlin BT-SPK06 Travel Speakers

Anyone who knows me will know that I usually have music playing all the time, and that I like my bass. Which means up until recently I’ve had to either wear big headphones, put up with annoying earbuds or crap sound quality.  Its hard to listen to dubstep DJ promos on macbook speakers! I’d spotted some pretty…

Must have iPhone apps for Travel

Smartphones and unprotected wifi/cheap data and local SIM cards make life so much easier when travelling. Here are the apps that I’m using the most. NB: All screenshots are taken from the iphone store, not my own phone! Accomodation: Hostelworld.com Hostelworld.com is a simple way of searching, checking ratings and booking hostel rooms direct from your…

Tripit.com – The Ultimate Itin Planner

One thing I’m finding is as I’m booking all my travel online (in order to cut costs) is how much of a nightmare it is to keep tabs on my itinerary (last year, I booked a flight from Christchurch -> Auckland which departed while I was in Kuala Lumpur, for instance!). Enter a programme that I downloaded…

Gear: The Amazon Kindle – My New Favorite Toy

The start of a series of posts on gear I’m going to take travelling with me… Shortly before moving out of my flat, and after watching my old flatmate use one, I purchased an Amazon Kindling 3G Keyboard from Dick Smith.  This has without a doubt become one of my favorite “toy” purchases behind my Macbook…