Category Pages For: Practicalities

Along-the-way practical experiences and lessons learnt which may be of interest or use to my readers


TELCEL Prepaid Plan Options
AUGUST 2016: Why not read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: If you are considering buying a mobile phone prepaid plan in Mexico, you will most likely end up buying one from TELCEL. TELCEL has the widest coverage. MY STORY: I plan to travel in Mexico for 4-5 months. I will be travelling to […]

TELCEL – Mexico – Buying A Prepaid Plan



Travel Information
MARCH 2016: Why not read our Philippines Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I was, primarily, in Boracay to extend my Tourist Visa. I was given a free 1 month Tourist Visa in Manila on entry to The Philippines (this is standard for most people) whilst in transit to Puerto Princesa. You can only get […]

Boracay – Philippines – Visa Extensions



ACER Switch 10E
DECEMBER 2015: SUMMARY: When I started my travels in November 2014, I went with an ASUS Transformer Book T100 which had excellent online reviews. In my own ASUS Transformer Book T100 Review, I told you about how maddening the T100 was in real life and how disappointed I was with it. […]

ACER Switch 10E – Review



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NOVEMBER 2015: OVERVIEW: I purchased an Acer Switch 10E 2-in-1 Tablet when back in New Zealand to complete the Sale Of My House. I was disappointed with the Asus Transformerbook T100 that I had purchased for the first part of My Travels. As a side note, I am much happier […]

WINDOWS 10 – Can’t Connect To This Network



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AUGUST 2015: YOU MUST READ THIS: If you are going to Kuta, Bali, Indonesia and expect to change money, BEWARE and read on… This is, most probably, NOT CONFINED TO KUTA. This could be happening all over the island – and, maybe, further field. A HISTORY LESSON: I remember back in 1989, […]

Kuta – Bali – Indonesia – Money Changer SCAM



ASUS T100 Clamshell
JANUARY 2015: SUMMARY: Don’t buy one. If you are a ‘light’ user, why not get a proper tablet like a Galaxy Note or iPad. If you are a ‘serious’ user, get something else. I replaced mine with an ACER SWITCH 10E. SPECIFICATIONS: For detailed specifications, follow this link: http://www.engadget.com/products/asus/transformer/book/t100/specs/ In […]

ASUS Transformer Book T100 Review



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DECEMBER 2014: I Wanted Two 128GB (Micro) SD Cards: I have purchased a Tablet (ASUS Transformer Book T100) to take with me instead of a Laptop computer. The Tablet has a MicroSD slot. Packing a couple of MicroSDs makes a lot more sense to me than packing a couple of External […]

The SD Card SCAM