Category Archives: Travel

Heading to Asia

I will be in Asia from early to mid August. I am heading to Tokyo first and then Beijing for the Olympics. If anyone wants to meet up, send me an email.

Nikon lenses for sale

I am selling two Nikon lenses. Both lenses are brand new and have only been used on one trip. I’m selling them because I decided to switch to the Sony A700. I went through three Nikon D80s with severe hot pixel issues (at ISO100). Got fed up and instead of waiting for the D300 went with the Sony A700.

  • Nikon 50mm f/1.8 D-AF lens w/Hoya 52mm HMC UV filter: $125
  • Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G-AFS ED-IF DX lens w/Hoya 67mm HMC UV filter: $320

If you buy both lenses, I’ll throw in a free SanDisk 2GB Extreme III SD Memory Card.

Update: the lenses have been sold.

Norwegians at the duty free

Letting Norwegians loose in the duty free store is like letting kids loose in Disneyland…

Tax free

A 1l bottle of Martini Bianco is 150 NOK (25 USD) at the monopoly store in Norway. At the airport it’s 50 NOK (8.5 USD).

Tumi Sucks

On a recent trip to San Francisco I bought a Tumi Vista Super Light 20″ Wheeled Carry-On. On the way back to Oslo, having completed the SF-London leg, this happened:

Tumi Sucks Exhibit A Picture 1 Tumi Sucks Exhibit A Picture 2

It weighed 10 kgs (they weigh all carry-ons at Stansted) and I mostly used the wheels.

I had heard good things about Tumi and their reputation for quality. I was hoping that this carry-on would be robust enough to last me a while, but I guess I have to start looking again. What would you recommend?

Anyway, I should have known better than to buy a product called Vista :)

Update: A Tumi representative got in touch and will be sending me a new carry-on. It’s a different model, so I’ll be posting a review soon :) Thanks Tumi!