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Tram 2 in Amsterdam amongst the best 10 in the world 9via: Tram 2 bij de beste ritten ter wereld – AMSTERDAM – PAROOL)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/26

Interesting: Tram 2 in Amsterdam amongst the best 10 in the world.

The best tram rides:

  1. Queen Streetcar, Toronto (Canada)
  2. George Benson Waterfront Streetcar, Seattle (VS)
  3. St. Charles Streetcar Tour, New Orleans (VS)
  4. Streetcar F, San Francisco (VS)
  5. Trams van Hong Kong (China)
  6. Tram 96, Melbourne (Australië)
  7. Tram 2, Boedapest (Hongarije)
  8. Tram 68, Berlijn (Duitsland)
  9. Tram 2, Amsterdam
  10. Tram 28, Lissabon (Portugal)

–jeroen

via: Tram 2 bij de beste ritten ter wereld – AMSTERDAM – PAROOL.

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T-Mobile USA: how to keep a SIM card active if you visit the USA infrequently

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/17

Last time when I was in the USA, I got myself a new T-Mobile USA SIM card with a local phone number so I could call and have data.

There are a few pre-paid T-Mobile USA plans interesting, depending on how long you visit the USA:

Voice+Text+Data:

  • Pay by the day USD 3/day for Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with the first 200 megabyte of data at 4G speed and the rest at 2G speed.
  • Pay by the day USD 2/day for Unlimited Talk/Text/Data with the data at 2G speed. 2G speed is maxed at 128 kilobit/second.
  • USD 50/month for 0.5 gigabyte of high-speed data and the rest at 2G speed. (works better for > 25 days of USD2/day).
  • USD 60/month for 2.5 gigabyte of high-speed data and the rest at 2G speed. (works better for > 20 days of USD3/day).
  • USD 70/month for unlimited high-speed data. (works better for > 23 days of USD2/day)

Data only:

  • 0.5/1.0/2.5 gigabyte per day for USD 10/15/30.
  • 0.5/2.5/4.5/6.5/8.5/10.5/12.5 gigabyte per month for USD 20/30/40/50/60/70/80.

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Choosing the right Portable Power Phone/Tablet/Gadget Battery Charger (via: Scott Hanselman)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/27

Great article today: Choosing the right Portable Power Phone/Tablet/Gadget Battery Charger – Scott Hanselman.

Be sure to read the comments too, for instance the one about Folding USB Solar Cell by Brown Dog Gadgets — Kickstarter.

–jeroen

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NYC Half Marathon Preparation

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/03/02

A few links we should not forget:

–jeroen

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About to embark on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov in Ushuaia, Argentina for our antarctic adventure!

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/11/14

About to embark on the Akademik Sergey Vavilov in Ushuaia, Argentina for our antarctic adventure!

A great ship, still actively used for research purposes. We’re really looking forward to what we are going to see and do!

–jeroen

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