Photos, photos, photos
I've posted heaps of photos over the last week. Here's the summary.
- Our camping road trip from London to Ukraine and back last summer.
- Bestival 2007
- New York last Christmas and NYE.
- Our visit to Bletchley Park yesterday. As well as having lots of facinating exhibits about code breaking and the infamous Enigma, the site is also the home of the National Museum of Computing. It's filled with historic computer hardware from the first programmable digital computer onwards. Highly recommennded to anyone with an interest in computing.
- Today's Olympic Torch run through London. We watch it near City Hall. It was freezing cold and still snowing slightly but plenty of people still turned out. There were a large number of Chinese supporters as well as many pro-Tibet protestors. Police ran with the torch bearer, completely surrounding the runner. Pro-Tibet chanting and booing was drowned out most of the cheering. The pro-Tibet message was pretty clear.
posted: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 17:45 | permalink | comments
My mobile phone provider is cheap but has no international roaming support. When I saw an advert for GO-Sim, a cheap SIM designed for use while travelling, I thought I'd give it a try. I've now used GO-Sim in 3 countries: France, New Zealand and Australia.Read more...
posted: Sun, 06 Apr 2008 01:07 | permalink | comments
Susanna and I spent the Christmas and New Year period in New York City staying with the the wonderful Libby and Phillip. Libby is a long time friend of Susanna's from New Zealand who's been studying in NYC for many years now.
On one of our first mornings in NYC we were walking out the door of Good Enough to Eat after a delicious brunch when I hear "Menno?". By freak coincidence Seth Vidal and his partner in crime Eunice were walking in the door at the same time as we were leaving. Seth and I used to work together a lot on the Yum project. I don't live in NYC and neither does he, but some how we end up at the same place in a huge city at the same time. A super weird but pleasant surprise. Seth describes the incident on his blog.
The remainer of our visit didn't offer any more strange co-incidences but we had excellent fun. I caught up with Rohan, Susan and Jon one afternoon which was awesome. Thanks Rohan for showing us some sights (McSorely's is a must-do experience).
As always, photos to come...
posted: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 23:43 | permalink | comments