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TV Nomads (Q4/11)

Our latest quarterly newsletter TV Nomads (Q4/11) is out.

Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand

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We will not miss Ao Nang, but it was a soft landing for Päivi's parents with great weather, blue sky, and no jellyfish.

Macau: More Portuguese Than Chinese

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Macau is more Portuguese than Chinese. They welcome travellers from EU countries with 90-day entry stamps just like Taiwan.

China today: Abundance and Megalomania

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China is today abundance and megalomania: more cars, bigger cars, lavish houses, maids, fancy downtown offices, and less time.

How To Make Passwords Safer?

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How to make passwords safer? By making them time-dependent so that they change all the time.

7th Wedding Anniversary

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The 7th wedding anniversary on our never-ending honeymoon trip.

Images From Hong Kong

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Images From Hong Kong.

Zen And The Art of Making Money

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Zen and the art of making money presents: Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance & Power of Now.

Behind the Great Chinese Firewall

We are behind the Great Chinese Firewall and continue blogging later when leaving the country. Nothing seems to work here. See you!

Impressions of the Philippines

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Impressions of the Philippines including weather and beaches, getting there and around, dangers and annoyances.

Kampung Life on Borneo, Malaysia

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Kampung life in a chinese-run Takuli chili farm on Borneo, Malaysia. We spent four months in a farm in the middle of nowhere enjoying immensely peace, quiet, the lack of internet, our own compost, washing with rainwater, and the local laid-back rhythm of life.

Fancy Brunei

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Making a visa-run from Sabah in Malaysian Borneo to fancy Brunei. Tiny Brunei is extremely friendly for visitors. During our short trip, many people came spontaneously to talk with us, cars stopped politely for us pedestrians, and in the market we got a bunch of bananas as a welcome gift.

Built-In Failure

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Have you ever wondered why people buy so much medicines? Or why there are always more problems than solutions?

Impressions of Travelling by 3rd Class Train in Thailand

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We recommend the third class with wooden seats for more cultural experience. Video impressions of travelling by train in Thailand.

Monkey Temple in Prachuap Khiri Khan

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Watch a video of our visit to monkey temple in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand.

Truth Today: A Red Shirt Demonstration in Bangkok

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Bangkok was in chaos because of "Truth Today" demonstration by the Red Shirts who oppose the dictator and army.

Laos: A Vegan's and Sportslover's Paradise

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Laos is a paradise for vegans and sportslovers. The downside is only one month visa. We spent a month chilling out in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. The place is fabulous if you don´t long for any activities. There is nothing special to do except enjoy the laid-back Lao lifestyle.

Recycling Tricks To Consume More

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How many of the products labelled with recycling sign are being recycled? Recycling tricks us to consume more. Do you sort your trash? Where does it end up? Why?

True Finns And Fake Finns

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The Finnish nationalist party True Finns is using Finnish racism, that has been an integral part of Finnish culture for ages.

Malaysian Beach Paradise: Perhentian Islands

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Visiting Malaysian beach paradise: Perhentian Islands, a paradise for swimmers. Water like gin and no jellyfish.

Living in Penang, Malaysia

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Living in Penang, Malaysia with Malays, Chinese and Indians plus Western pensioners who are after warmer weather and cheaper living.

Cerebral Malaria in Africa and Big Pharma

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We travel without malaria medication because no preventive medication helps for the lethal cerebral malaria. Only hospitals can cure severe P. falciparum.

Santeri Is Running For The Finnish Parliament

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Santeri is running for the Finnish parliament in the elections held on the 17th of April 2011.

Less Harmful Nuclear Power

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Degrowth would be less harmful, downshifting and reducing consumption, than building more nuclear power.

No Thanks To International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day is the worst kind of s chauvinism.

La Habanera Got A Face-Lift

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Our first free book La Habanera. the escape from the rat race, got a face-lift. The book is available as epub, mobi, PDF, and paperback.

Happy True Friend’s Day

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Happy true friend's day, dear friends and soon-to-be friends!

3 Reasons Why Africa: Volunteering, Charity & Safari

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There are three reasons why people travel to Africa: volunteering, charity, and safari.

Travelling from South Africa to Zambia by Bus

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Here is some practical information for travelling from South Africa to Zambia by bus. Pack some patience for the trip!

A Dead-End Called Dar es Salaam

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Travelling to Dar is pretty straightforward but getting away is challenging unless you want to spend a lot of money on flights or ride the potholed roads on crappy buses.

Nose-picking in Tanzania

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Dar Es Salaam is easy to walk and does not feel like a really African city except in one thing: public nose-picking.

Kenya: Surprisingly Expensive For Mzungu

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Kenya can be surprisingly expensive for mzungus, the white people. We got scammed by Solomon, the owner of Ndoto Apartments in Ukunda, Diani Beach, Kenya.