CrowdRoaming

 

unnamedToday I have stumbled across something that I think is really cool. CrowdRoaming.

You know, with all the low cost companies you can fly to a lot of places in a more affordable fashion. The same with Hostels, CouchSurfing and accommodation. But there is one thing we always look for – more everyday due to our addiction to it. That is Wi-Fi. Oh the beauty of free Wi-Fi connection in the hotel. Even if it’s just in the lobby, it is guaranteed you will spend a few minutes there just to upload that awesome picture you just took, or emailing family to let them know you are okay.

Soon, it will be possible to walk around pretty much anywhere and be able to access the internet. The concept is very simple. Most of our contracts include internet. Wether unlimited or a big amount of data allowed, we can all access it in our phones nowadays. Well, the point now is to allow others to use the data that you don’t use and you can spare. This way, your smartphone will basically work as a bundle and anyone – within 50m – will be able to use your phone’s internet. The app runs in the background in order not to spend a lot of our already fragile battery. I think this would be speacially good to have on when you are in train or bus rides, restaurants and bars – as it works depending on the distance you are from the person who is sharing the data, public places will often offer weird and zoned-out connection.

At this point, the app is still in it’s begining, for example, it currently only works in the EU and on my own HTC it says my Android version does not allow me to share my data – although I have unlimited internet and my phone is quite a recent one. So I guess they still have some work to do on it.

 

The CrowdRoaming app is free to download in Google.Play – as it is only available for Android yet.

For more information visit: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crowdroaming.app

Either way, I think this is great. I know, we already spend too much time online and traveling is not about being glued to your device. But traveling is also sharing. And come on, I love sharing incredible pictures!

 

 

Claudia

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Life is a Cabaret!

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Some time ago, I had my first experience with Cabaret. That’s right, Cabaret. I happened to put on my heels and sparkly top, grab my friend and made our way to the City to Proud Cabaret.

The whole place is what you would expect, except for the long cigarette holders  – sometimes I feel for the cigarette ban. The decoration was something out of a movie: dim red lights, hazy smokey ambiance, lots of candles and dark velvet. The waiters all dressed in a 20’s kind of vibe. They even had a proper real life piano player in the stage corner!!!

We started with a welcome champagne glass. The piano player accompanied us through the whole meal setting the mood for what it was to come. And it was brilliant! The host started with a song, real cabaret style easing us to the rest of the show. The show was incredible and the performances were so good! At some point I just wanted to go buy one of those nipple cover thingies and learn how to dance like that!

For those who haven’t seen any type of show, please make yourselves go. It’s a fun and different night and you’ll be leaving in high spirits (then again, the cocktails also help).

There are plenty all around London. This is the company I went: www.proudcabaret.com

In London they have two: in Camden and in the City. They sometimes advertise in websites like GroupOn where you buy the dinner and show at very affordable prices, so check it out and go have fun!

Claudia

Holidays!

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Off to Albufeira, Algarve in the south of Portugal for a few days.

Oh, how I miss the sea and some grilled fresh fish!

And I’ll get to be with my friends as they have rented a house there. Lovely!

And you, where are you going, or would like to go, this summer?

 

Claudia