Another way to see food issues…
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:
- Seek First to Adapt, Then to Complain (a.k.a., Adaptability)
- Plan With Multiple Outcomes in Mind (a.k.a, Planning)
- Work a way in. Leave a way out. (a.k.a., Problem Solving)
- Find the Common Ground (a.k.a., Negotiation and Compromise)
- Tune In, Filter Often (a.k.a., Observation and Perception)
- Have Less, Do More (a.k.a., Resourcefulness)
- 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!!
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..
As for the “home department”, just came back from South-east Asia and will process, and eventually upload, photos one day…
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…
“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”