I was planning on going on a hiking trip in Peru to Machu Picchu in October, but I can’t go due to work. Such is startup life…
The trip combines hiking along a secluded Inca trail with overnight stays at traditional mountain lodges. It’s been sold out for weeks but I have two spots. Send me an email if you’re interested.
I signed up for Twitter recently. You can follow me at twitter.com/jonlech.
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.
I recently bought the Novatel Wireless Ovation MC950D HSDPA USB modem for use with my MacBook Air. It’s been working great so far. Hopefully one day the name Air will be more than just Reality Distortion and Apple will offer integrated 3G.
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.
Letting Norwegians loose in the duty free store is like letting kids loose in Disneyland…
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).
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:
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!