Staying in touch with your business email amidst the delights of Germany!

August 28th, 2015

Munich’s stunning art and culture, mouth-watering beer, Berlin’s vibrancy with its vivacious life on the concourse, at the markets, in the art galleries and in its hundreds and thousands of bars and restaurants—whoa! lots to see and enjoy in Germany, right? Nonetheless, while having fun time here, you cannot completely alienate yourself from your professional life and that’s where Exchange Server 2007 or MS Exchange hosting plays its significant role. By synchronizing your wireless device with Microsoft Exchange Server hosting, you get easy access to your Outlook inbox mails, calendar, task list, notes, etc. If you carry a BlackBerry then you can sync it with Hosted BES.

But ahead of synchronization, you should make it a point to check with your local service company about their compatibility with the foreign carriers, for instance German wireless carriers. Also, check with the visiting country’s service providers for their plans and offers. In Germany, O2 Germany, E-Plus, T-Mobile D1, and Vodafone D2 are the key wireless service providers.

Germany is a country with a populace of 81.8 million. The key language spoken in this country is German which is followed by other languages such as Romany, Danish, Sorbian, and Frisian languages. However, with hosted exchange, language is never a blockade as it is offered in varied language packs.

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6 Important Things to Bring Along

August 21st, 2015

Travelling man

So you’re about to travel to another country or state, but don’t know what to do next. Don’t worry, it’s normal for first-time travelers. First thing you have to do is relax and focus on the very first task at hand: your backpack or luggage.

Here’s the list of Must-Haves in your pack when traveling abroad:

  • Valid passport
  • Tickets and itinerary
  • Visa
  • Address list of important contacts
  • Cellphone
  • Clothing

The bulk of your luggage or pack will be your clothing. So make sure you just pack the right amount. Too few and you’ll most likely be buying clothes when you arrive from the airport, too many and you’ll be too tired of carrying your bag around–it’s a balancing act.

So how do you pack them all in? We’ll deal with that on the next post.

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August 14th, 2015


Are you on medication? Or perhaps you’re taking meds for your migraine most of the time? If you are, better bring your medicines when you travel. Even though your medicines are available over the counter, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Although over the counter medicines are available anywhere, worse comes to worst, the pill you are looking for has a different milligram. Also, pack some allergy medicines just to make sure. Since you are in a new environment, chances are, your body is not used to it. You might get a rash just because you’ve touched something along the road.

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Packing Accessories

August 7th, 2015

Packing Accessories

What are the typical accessories one brings when traveling? Ties, socks, underwear, sunglasses, shoes, toiletries, etc.–all fall under this category. Ok, let’s start packing them away shall we?

Let’s begin by getting some small plastic bags. This will be used to ensure that our little trinkets or toothpaste won’t get lost or spill on our clothing while inside the suitcase. We place these toiletries inside the plastic bags and secure them in a knot or so. The essential ones like medication need to be separated and placed on another small bag, which you’ll be carrying along inside the plane or boat.

The ties need to be rolled, but not too tight. This will guarantee that the it won’t look like a tootsie roll when you wear it.

Socks need to rolled and placed inside the shoes you’ll be bringing along in the suitcase. Then arrange the shoes so that the soles face each other. Then place them inside a separate plastic bag.

The underwear goes into the side pockets of the suitcase so it won’t go flying off when it’s opened for inspection. You wouldn’t want to let the whole world see your Spongebob Squarepants boxers now, do you?

Lastly, place all these plastic bags inside your suitcase. If it all fits, you’ve done well! If they don’t either you have re-do the whole thing all over again or you buy a bigger suitcase.

Happy packing!

Traveling – Adventure Style

July 31st, 2015

Traveling to a foreign land, staying in a hotel and seeing the sights as part of a tour group can be boring and downright a waste of money. What better way to explore your country of choice that to do it at your own pace with a personal tour guide to take you places that you might not get to as part of the many groups. Ask around for locals who know the lands and places of interest for they are the best help you can get. Hiring a professional concierge may be a bit too pricey so to save on this, try asking the hotel staff for people who may be able to help you. Some of the best tour guides are the drivers of the places you stay in, who may want some extra cash on their day off. Make arrangements and haggle a bit for the contract price. Remember, this is quite risky for you are not covered by any group and the trip may not be covered by your travel insurance but it might just be worth the risk.

Road Trip Guides

July 24th, 2015

11.jpgWith the high airfare prices, it’s much more practical to go by land, if it’s a possible. But before jumping on your SUV’s here are some guides for road safety

1. Have a maintenance condition check of your SUV/car before traveling
2. Have an emergency kit which includes flashlight, medicines, spare battery and other essentials tools
3. Have a road map, if traveling to a new place, it will avoid getting lost
4. Have your cell fully charged, this is a great help when calling for someone incase of emergency
5. And lastly, check your car fuel, it is best to have it full tank to lessen the stop-over.

Reincarnated Backpacks

July 17th, 2015


Just because a backpack seems to be old and beat up, doesn’t mean that it’s time to put it up for retirement. It’s been with you through so many travels and adventures around the world (or for some around the block) that it just may need to be repaired a bit. We were able to uncover an old (circa 1999) article about it.

Here’s some of the highlights:

Broken buckles, straps, or hardware. It’s a quick and easy job for repair shops to replace broken or lost buckles, torn compression straps, and lost lash straps. Zippers, grommets, clevis pins, and zipper pulls all can be repaired or replaced inexpensively.

Holes, tears, or blown-out seams. If a critter gnawed into your pack to get to that peanut that fell out of your gorp bag, don’t dump the pack. Just have a shop slap a patch on the hole. If you overpacked once too often and blew out a seam, the shop can restitch that for you, too.

Dirty pack. If the pack bag and shoulder straps are filthy, take the pack to a repair shop for a thorough, safe cleaning.

For more on how to save your old camping and traveling equipment, go to this site.


July 10th, 2015

The seaside town in East Kent, England has recently been named one of the top 10 must-see destinations in the world. Margate is on the 7th spot in the annual Rough Guide Travel Hotlist of 2013. The seemingly sleepy town has a lot to offer. Tim Chester, the Rough Guide web editor said “From the Turner Contemporary gallery to the proliferation of other indie art spaces, vintage shops and cute cafes in the Old Town, Margate now offers much more than its golden sands and dilapidated seaside charm.” If you are like other seasoned traveler, you would probably think twice about going to Margate. That’s understandable. Even Wikitravel doesn’t have a lot of good things to say or to recommend. But that has been years ago. Kent County council has invested a lot of money in this seaside town for some years. This includes building an art gallery that costs 17.5 million pounds. Well if it cost that much, it must be worth checking out, right?

Going Up Sick

July 3rd, 2015


Planning o going to the following places? Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Tibet, or any place with a really high altitude (this includes mountains of course). Then you had best be prepared of getting Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS. The problem with this is that at the start, you’ll feel really uncomfortable while ascending or being at these places. People who will most be affected by this are smokers and those with heart problems.

Best cure for these types is lots of rest, water, and stop going up already! In order to prevent AMS, please follow the tips below:

  • ascend slowly e.g. In the case of Peru, go to Arequipa for 2/3 days before Puno/Cuzco.
    get fit
  • get a prescription for acetazolamide[diamox] and start taking it before the trip.
  • chew coca or drink coca tea [in Peru/Bolivia].
  • homoeopathic health advisors suggest taking aconite 6c to treat initial symptoms and arsenicum album 6c for further help. Both together is fine, x 4 per day, Amax 4 doses.
  • An iron supplement, Floridax, and/or ginkgo biloba, taken daily for 2 weeks before travel are also supposed to help.
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    The Lonely Planet

    June 26th, 2015

    If you enjoy traveling abroad and do it often, then it is likely that you own a Lonely Planet book. What is the Lonely Planet? This is a travel guide book that is published all over the world. It is the largest and the most popular. The book is filled with a comprehensive guide on different places on earth.

    One book will focus on one country and different places in it. It will also have information on tourist places to go, food to eat, where to eat, accommodation from budget to expensive and how to directions on how to get to a certain place.
    There are several contributors for the book who has traveled to different places to give it reviews.

    The Lonely Planet is not just a book, it is also available to be read by people online. It has its own website that is as helpful as the book itself.