TEH 173: Travel and Travel Tech

In This Episode: Travel and Travel Tech

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • 0:00 Long time no see
    • 0:30 Covid and sort throats
  • 3:00 LN & GR: Travels
    • 3:50 GR: Iceland. Aurora
    • 6:44 Travel drone, poor video quality
  • 10:00 GR: Digital payments
    • 10:55 Iceland has unlimited energy
  • 13:00 LN: The Netherlands
    • Air fares are weird. Why? Tall people.
    • 15:00 Staffing issues
    • 17:50 Ease of digital payments
    • 19:00 Public Transportation
    • 20:00 Transport app, and bikes
  • 22:00 Location sharing & Google maps made life easy
    • 23:00 Connectivity, Proton VPN
      • Ditto for Iceland. Good service
    • 25:10 LN: Traveling light.
    • 30:00 Fun in security
    • 38:00 Flight radar. Watch yourself fly.

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2 Comments on “TEH 173: Travel and Travel Tech

  1. I’ve been living in Germany for years and the only thing I use cash for is buying a bus ticket on the bus and going to small bars. For everything else there’s Master Card of Visa.

    I can’t believe Iceland Air is the only airline, or at least on of the few that boards from the back. I fly often and I can’t understand why they don’t realize that boarding from the back would reduce the chaos of boarding, having to squeeze past people putting their luggage away..

  2. If you enjoyed Museum Speelklok, you should add “Place de la Musique” to your places to visit in the US. A privately build museum of automated musical instruments from music boxes to grand dance organs and everything in between. http://www.sanfilippofoundation.org/

    On your observation of how prolific US music is throughout Europe, I was surprised by this when I went to a dance club in Austria in the 1980’s. When the DJ played a Genesis song, I was thinking how important the story of the lyrics were in the song. I couldn’t believe my German dance partner would have been able to understand the lyrics – she couldn’t. That dance taught me that people largely just listen to the beat and tune, not the words. I guess I am driven to music that tells a story, but I just couldn’t imagine myself listening to a foreign language song without any understanding of the lyrics.


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