15 January, 2010
it's good to be back
After the cold and windy weather in South Island, I found the 20-something degree in Sydney pretty hot. Well, the weather is nowhere as good as beautiful Boston, picturesque Quincy or reputable Rochester, it is good to be back after 16 days holiday in New Zealand. And I miss my Nespresso coffee.
As expected, coffee is an issue when travelling. Obviously not every places we visited or stayed are large towns. Getting a good coffee in non-major towns is a kind of gambling. To my surprise, there are some Gloria Jean's Coffees in New Zealand, not as many as Don's American Starbucks Coffee. Unfortunately, not all coffees are the same. It is a good advice to stick to the restaurant chains you trust (or at very least, you know their taste).
Don started his day beautifully with Mountain Dew, I need to start my day with a good coffee. My search steps of finding my important morning coffee:
In New Zealand, there are Wendy's Restaurants (Hamburger) which is not available in Australia, as well as Wendy's Ice Cream. Laurent and I, of course, dutifully visited both.
The screenshot on the top of this entry is where I took photos in New Zealand, it is generated by the Places feature in iPhoto 09.
Well, this is our tiny rental car in New Zealand. A very small car. We somehow can't afford a nice and comfy BMW, we decided to go for the cheapest automatic (with aircon) car available. (to Don: Antony is poor.) And we got a pink car.
The car was certainly not as petrol efficient as BMW, or perhaps the petrol is not as cheap as in the States. We spent $661.95 (NZD) on petrol in total with a total mileage of 6256km (about 3887 miles in American unit)
And to do something very un-Don, I used the Sony GPS tracker and recorded my own route. The grey/brown route is where we have been to.
The main purpose of having the GPS tracking on is to record the places of photos taken. With about 3000 photos taken on this trip, it is simply very hard to manage the photos after the trip without some sort of modern day helping device. As mentioned earlier, the top screenshot of this blog entry was generated by iPhone'09. It is done with the help of GPS data on each photo.
Also, after spending 16 days outdoor, Antony is now really dark. (to Don: Antony is black and poor.)
I will post photos in a few days time.
(to Don: Antony is poor.)
This entry has Lightbox effect enabled. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos.
Posted by Antony on 15 January 2010 5:05 PM | coffee and food
more January 2010 blogs. (or 2010 blogs)
from iTunes Store:
disclaimerAntBlog701 is an Antony Shen personal weblog. This blog does not represent SillyDog701. This blog may represent Antony Shen's thoughts or things happened around him. You may not use any contents from this blog to accuse Antony Shen. Antony Shen makes no guarantee about the accuracy of this blog.
* SillyDog701 (front door) - main SillyDog701.
* Message Centre (forums)
* Netscape Browser Archive
* Browser Version Guide
* MacCentre701, Macintosh news and informaiton centre.
- features: H.264 and other codecs comparison
* MozInfo701, Mozilla information and resource centre.
* Switch, simple steps to switch to the browser you can trust.
* Communicator Tips, featured in dynamic HTML presentation.
Get a Blogging Platform built to Grow with Your Business. Download Movable Type Now!
AntBlog701 is proudly powered by
|Page URL: http://ant.sillydog.org/blog/2010/003273.php
[AntBlog701] [AntGallery701 (photos)] [AntTunes701 (music)]
[SillyDog701] [Netscape] [MozInfo701] [MacCentre701][Search] [Feedback] [About SillyDog701] [Sitemap]
Copyright © 2003 - 2015 Antony Shen. All rights reserved. Copyright Notice. Privacy Statement.