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How many minutes do people in your city have to work to buy a Big Mac?

Another way to see food issues…

Posted via web from t3mujin’s quick thoughts

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Travelers (+ one)

Uncornered Market, one of the nicest travel blogs out there, came up with a very interesting list, beyond the common ” The best X coolest places” or “Y things to remember while traveling” post found in travel blogs:

  1. Seek First to Adapt, Then to Complain (a.k.a., Adaptability)
  2. Plan With Multiple Outcomes in Mind (a.k.a, Planning)
  3. Work a way in. Leave a way out. (a.k.a., Problem Solving)
  4. Find the Common Ground (a.k.a., Negotiation and Compromise)
  5. Tune In, Filter Often (a.k.a., Observation and Perception)
  6. Have Less, Do More (a.k.a., Resourcefulness)
  7. Find a Common Language, Create One if You Must (a.k.a., Communication)

I’m not a veteran traveler like Audrey and Daniel (yet…), but in the end all these seven tips can be condensed to just one: a bit of common-sense to always remember being away from home/culture/language/routines or, at least, away from the comfort zone. A must read!!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Travelers [Uncornered Market]

Sydney Dust Storm

Sydney Dust Storm, Originally uploaded by tomhide

The bright side of having the biggest sand storm of the last 70 years: dramatic photos!

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The Flåmsbana

The Flåmsbana, Originally uploaded by kennymatic

While we took the Flåm Railway as a scenic tour it actually is a commuter rail line.

It runs between the towns of Flåm (sea level) and Myrdal (866m above sea level) in a distance of only 20km. The train ride offers spectacular scenery as it goes through many ttwists and turns to make its ascent up the mountain side..

by kennymatic

As for the “home department”, just came back from South-east Asia and will process, and eventually upload, photos one day…


Short Fleeting Moods

Luis Costa

Luís Costa

Talented composer and performer Luís Costa, also known for the drumming in Madcab, has just released his latest EP of his solo project, and its excellent as the previous ones.

Download “Short Fleeting Moods” EP here

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Today’s the US President election!

…which means tomorrow the world can finally wake up from this media frenzy and realize there are far more important things worry about.

But hopefully without a Republican president in the White House.

PS- For a great coverage in Portuguese check this out.

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My pants went to Starbucks!

underpants-starbucks by Marc Johns

Now my underpants can do just that, because we finally there’s a Starbucks in Portugal. On the other hand, the store opened in a anonymous, dull, suburban shopping mall, and somehow I see Starbucks as a “street store”, where you go for a walk and step inside for a mocca and some free wi-fi, in other words: it should have opened in downtown.

Maybe the next one…

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Too many people?

It’s just a cartoon, but Rat’s got a point…

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Dead Flag Blues

Dark future, Originally uploaded by J. E. Luomala

“The car’s on fire and there’s no driver at the wheel

And the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides

And a dark wind blows

The government is corrupt

And we’re on so many drugs

With the radio on and the curtains drawn

We’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine

And the machine is bleeding to death”

Godspeed You Black Emperor! – “Dead Flag Blues”

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