For those who opt to keep their smartphones with them instead of a digital point-and-shoot camera, you’ll more often than not need — particularly for those fabulous “selfie” shots — a good, reliable, and flexible stand. The GorillaPod stand can angle your phone at any angle. With its flexible tripod legs, they can wrap around objects. It’s quick to set up, and easy to use, and can really help capture that moment without the need to keep your hands glued to your mobile device.
From the creator of the video: “During the last weeks of my 2013 travels through Peru I visited the above mentioned locations. Sandboarding in the desert around the lagoon of Huacachina and sitting in the sandbuggy was amazing. I enjoyed an incredible dinner at the La Mar restaurant in Lima and the mountain scenery of Huaraz is something extraordinary. It all ended with spending a couple of days in Mancora, the beach hotspot in Northern Peru.
It all came down to experiencing, as what I think is: ‘Pure Peru’.”
This pocket projector is perfect for presentation on the fly. It cranks out 1080p high-definition video up to 60-inches diagonally, and connects all HDMI-based devices. It can run for up to two hours on a single charge, and includes dual built-in speakers. All this, and it fits in the palm of your hand, or even in your pocket. (And, if you want to crank it out to play games from your smartphone in your hotel room, we won’t tell anyone.)
Business doesn’t have to be “all business.” One has to take into account the lesser-considered in-hotel entertainment. Google Chromecast is a cheap, USB-based device that allows you to stream video content from your laptop or smartphone over Wi-Fi connections for quick and easy TV or movie viewing. It plugs into most modern TVs equipped with USB ports, but requires your smartphone on hand to act as the remote control.
For a huge city like Mexico City, hotels are splatters all over their canvas. Mexico City is one of the biggest cities in the world and there is an array of accommodation choices for every traveller. However, there are only a few hotels that cater to the boutique and luxury traveller. Travellers have to be selective with their choice of hotels because, in Mexico City, even locals can get lost. The districts of Mexico City, or as the locals like to call it Distrito Federal, all have their reputations despite being in one city. Sometimes it feels like you went to another city by just crossing the street.
Out of all these districts, Condesa is up there as the best locations to chill in Mexico City. It’s central, it’s safe and it’s a walk away from most of the city’s attractions. In the middle of the area is one of the city’s best boutique hotels, Condesa DF. The hotel is situated in the historic center of the city next to a park that’s lush with greenery. Although the neighborhood is trendy and attracts a certain kind of hipster, it is not overhwelming glib with itself and is open to anyone and everyone.
The design of the hotel has given a modern facelift to a formerly 1928 neoclassical french building. The interiors, however, are anything but that. They are sharply designed with a limited amount of space to cater to all lovers of modern-bohemian styles. The colors are demure yet sprightly and the triangular architecture by Javier Sanchez still serves as the central point of the building. This is truly one of the best hotels to stay in in Mexico City.
Power is one of the key things that many forget when traveling long haul. This accessory keeps your devices, including laptops and USB-powered devices charged with up to 100 watts of power. It’s small, light, and comes in a range of detachable adapters that can power up a range of devices, including iPhones and other smartphones, and almost every kind of laptop on the market. Continue reading →