Putting the GREAT Back in BRITIAN

The British government has launched a marketing campaign to generate further buzz and interest as a lead up to the London Olympics. Specifically, they hope the campaign will boost trade and tourism revenue by £1bn and attract 4 million extra visitors next year. Now considering the awful images spread across the globe last month with the riots, this investment is money well spent. Sure London and the rest of the country has its share of challenges, but there are also some amazing things happening here across the public, business, entertainment and academic sectors, etc. Thus its about time that the […]

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Currency Conversion

BestGuyFriend and his lovely wife are using a credit card with no fees to pay for almost everything during their European trip. Heck, during their visit in London, they didn’t exchange any US Dollars for British Pounds. As not only do you get charged when you exchange but if you are unfortunately left with money before you depart and decide to change back to original currency, you get charged again. Thus, you are losing out twice. So can’t say I really blame them — particularly as the British Pound is but one of five currencies they will encounter during the […]

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100 Years of IBM

Companies like Facebook are the new sexy but let’s not forget companies like IBM who make much of our computing today possible! No related posts.

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Rick Steves Audio Europe

As we walked through the National Gallery and British Museum yesterday, BestGuyFriend was listening to Rick Steves Audio Europe. It’s an app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones that offers “self-guided tours for dozens of Europe’s top museums, sights and historic walks — plus 200 tracks of travel tips and cultural insights from his radio show — all for FREE!” Rick, a best-selling travel author and host of public television’s Rick Steves’ Europe and public radio’s Travel with Rick Steves also has a YouTube channel with great videos for popular destinations. Below are videos for the National Gallery […]

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Around London: British Museum

BestGuyFriend and his lovely wife are on a world wind European tour and they stopped off in London for 36 hours. This provided an opportunity for us to catch up face to face for the first time in nearly five years. Way too long, but the reality is I’ve been off traveling elsewhere and haven’t been back to the States. He likewise, hadn’t ventured to these shores. Anyway, we had a lovely time after first meeting up at the iconic London Eye. We walked from there over Westminister Bridge passing the House of Commons, Big Ben and then towards Trafalgar […]

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