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Mississauga and the Lack of a Centralized Downtown

(Source: Lifelong Learning Mississauga)

Well, it’s been years since I’ve written anything on this website and a lot changed. I’ve graduated from Sheridan. After I graduated school a long time ago, I’ve been working as a web developer and a graphic designer. 694 more words

[說走就走的故事] #2 慢活北阿姆,CAN 隱居

八小時的等候後,再來八小時的機程,終於到達阿姆斯特丹的機場!

親愛的夏天,快給我來點歐洲的陽光~!

本人(Car) 作為貴人,心知這是個天真的奢求……在飛機降落時已穿過那超厚的雲層……下機就感到寒意,再加上30小時的交通,今天還是洗洗睡吧!

不過到Airbnb check in前,還是先買個電話卡比較穩妥,來到火車站附近的商業街,找找看Vodafone的蹤影;上天待我不薄,知道我想快點洗洗睡,還沒到家就先來洗洗。帶著兩個大行李的我……背影一定很帥,應該叫Cello幫我拍照 有幾分狼狽~

還好商業街不長,Vodafone就在不遠,由於歐盟規定2017年某月,成員國的電訊商要免費提供歐盟成員間的跨國服務,很多電訊企業的先推出類似服務作測試(和吸金)。Vodafone就是其中一間了,荷簡的叫YOU card,15歐30天1GB 的跨國電話卡(我買的時候做推廣,加送2GB),有時間我會補一篇介紹跨國電話卡的文章,現在請先心癢癢。

工作人員經過一番苦戰後(因為我們忘了換成英文介面:P),歐洲中的通訊就搞妥了,再去買兩對絲襪後(真的好冷,我有腳毛護體,Cello沒有)回去火車站的GVB office買張96小時票。(我們住在北阿姆,有點遠,所以很需要(重點是懶),如果你住在Dam Square附近,那就不用了,到處都可以用走的,也很推薦踏自行車,裝個荷蘭人)

慢活北阿姆

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市中心的租金貴,阿姆的年輕人開始往城郊遷移,通往北阿姆除了西面的大橋和東面的海底隧道,免費的往返小輪成了最主要的渡河方式。對我們來說這種交通方式很新奇,所以拍了影片 ↓

北阿姆沒有電車,主要靠巴士連接各區,線路也很發達,住哪都很方便!去風車村的話這裡去比較快~如要查詢的話,推介一個當地人也在用的網站9292(http://9292.nl/en);我們就住在巴士總站附近,總站有個小商場,超市什麼的都有,超方便!基本上食的問題都可在這裡解決,如果住到北阿姆完全不用擔心,這裡HJ,Lidl地盤很多。

到Airbnb前要經過兩條長街,堪稱行李箱的剋星,石板地,是哪個智者覺得輪子在石板地上窿窿窿窿會很方便?!

到達屋子還要再玩尋寶遊戲,才可以得到鑰匙一條(雖然指示也很清晰,但萬萬沒想到後園意思是別人家的後園……還好當時POKEMON GO還沒推出,不然人家都在警覺了) 40 more words

Travel

view from above | 8/11/16

Outside the city, water towers dot the land like tiny, white jellyfish

floating with tentacles extended, pushing off the ground.

Each emblazoned with the name of its cookie-cutter suburb… 123 more words

Suburban Explorer: Abandoned UTS Kuring-gai campus

It was an unseasonably warm 24 degrees Celsius in Sydney today, so I took the opportunity to walk from Chatswood to Lindfield to explore the now-abandoned University of Technology Sydney campus at Kuring-gai. 848 more words

Issy-les-Moulineaux

Issy-les-Moulineaux is a suburb south-west of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine. Many large companies have their French headquarters there.

Above, HQ of Microsoft France. 50 more words

Sightseeing

Not Your Weekend Getaway

 I had a whole blog post typed out and I was finishing it up when I decided to open up the poetry book “Milk and Honey”and opened straight to this poem. 1,026 more words

Troof

There are a lot of people I’m “friends” with on Facebook. Some are people I’ve never met, personally. Some are people I have met but I live far away from them so I don’t see them anymore. 330 more words