The StopOver WiFi

Landing in a foreign airport, you have no data. Can’t find any WiFi, and when you find it, you can’t connect – there is no way. You have a long stopover. You need to contact someone. You wanna tell your beloved ones that you arrived safely. You can’t find the directions to your new place… Does this sound familiar to you? It seems like we just found a solution! Anil Polat, blogger and tech-smart traveller (also a computer security engineer) had the awesome idea of recording all data from all airports’ WiFi from around the World, and their passwords, to make them accessible to anyone who clicks on the following map. Isn’t it interesting? He created an interactive map so people can collaborate and update passwords, so the map is constantly up to date. As I write this, I read that the last time this happened was only three days ago! The map presents over a hundred airports all over the World, and all you have to do is to click on the little planes, to get the data to connect to its WiFi. For those of you who are thinking how can I read the map if I am offline?, he also came up with a solution! You can download it ahead of time, so you can use it being offline. This guy thought of everything! Or so it seems! He also developed an app, for both Android and Apple. If interested in downloading it, it’s USD1’99. This is one of the examples that he put on his website (the image is his):   What do you think? Here you’ve got some ideas to use that time during your stopovers… Enjoy!! Movies on travel and adventure …and some tips to read before boarding!! 9 tips for when you’re onboard the plane

Black Friday

What is Black Friday? Black Friday refers to the fourth Friday of November -right after the well-known holiday of Thanksgiving– in which Christmas shopping commences… yes, in November. This nowadays’ worldwide known day leads businesses to offer remarkable discounts, to finish the year with a raise of sales. Origin The terminology Black Friday was born in Philadelphia, in the United States of America, and has slowly spread like a virus all over the world. In the last decade, it has been the most important sales day of the year. Back in the 60’s, in Pensilvania’s main city, traffic police used the expression Black Friday to describe the multitude and chaos that shopping brought to that day. Some others give its origin to the cash register, as numbers went red before that day, and right after, they would go back to black. More modern versions have tended to relate the name of this day with the unfortunate demises of some shoppers due to the crushing of the mass. In many foreign countries they have opted to avoid translation, afraid of being misinterpreted when not understanding the meaning. Expansion Year after year, the movement becomes bigger, expanding to more categories, to previous and subsequent days. Stores will put their offers up on Friday, may expand it to the weekend or even the entire week. As expected, this event will also take place in the travel industry. This week, I am sure that you will find great travel deals! Travelling Airline companies and hotel chains also join this major deal-day, sometimes offering up to 80% discount in their products. Some of the ones that I would recommend checking are the following*: Ryanair Easyjet Vueling Canaryfly Bahía Príncipe and Booking (do not forget to use my code, you’ll get a refund of 15 €!) Stores Set in Spain at the moment, I will recommend you some of the commonly known stores (many of them with worldwide or continental reach). El Corte Inglés is one of the pioneer Spanish businesses to participate in Black Friday. Renown store, also with its own brands, that offers a wide variety of products. Some of their most interesting discounts can be found in their technological merchandise. Photography, video and travel lovers will always be grateful. 😉 Other stores: MediaMarkt Carrefour Decathlon Online shopping Amazon is one of the most prestigious worldwide online stores, innovator with its promotions year after year. It has already been offering discounted prices the entire week, including Cybermonday next week. This year, they have also done a countdown, offering products for only 20% of their original price!! Tips Be careful with scams and with compulsive shopping. The best tip would be to focus on what you actually need or want (and no, «everything» should not be an option). Check prices before the big day so you know it is a real offer. When you are buying online, check the veracity of the website, its certificate and the little lock for security; also, check conditions, minimum purchase if it applies, and date of arrival. Now, enjoy the discounts and make this day useful! *No content or brand have been sponsored.

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