Clever Tags for Bags

Tags for Bags

A bit drowsy from a flight I stood in the luggage reclaim area of Schiphol looking sleepily at the transport band. When I awoke, I realized I had seen my bag circle three times the whole of the band.
Therefore thanks to Gadling for tipping on the clever Tags for Bags.
Next time I will make sure my bag stands out from the crowd.

Handheld City Navigator Guides

City Navigator

After downloadable Ipod format Audio City Tours, see my post Ipod Guided City Tours, some hotels in Amsterdam now have the hand held City Navigator Guide available for rent. It is preferable to a bulky paper guide or card or guidelines of the concierge you’ll not easily remember.

I hope more cities follow fast and that those guides become downloadable for free so that you can prepare your trips more efficiently…

Ipod guided city tours

Audio City Tours logo

I hate pottering like cattle in a mass behind a guide.

Two young entrepreneurial guys have a solution. Recently they set up a website, Audio City Tours, where, against a small fee, you can download an MP3 file, that guides your walk through Amsterdam. Two tours are available for the moment: An Old Amsterdam Tour and a Rembrandt Tour.

A Salzburg Mozart Tour is in preparation. They have to be fast with their Mozart tours, as the Austrian site Calling Mozart [url deleted as the site dissappeared since, ed.], set up by the Austrian State Radio ORF, provides a series of free tours in Vienna along various points of interest connected with Mozart.

In the UK it exists already under the name Tourist Tracks with tours in Bath, Brighton, Cambridge, London en Oxford. I also found one for Gloucestershire [url deleted as the site dissappeared since, ed.].

Update: They closed in the meantime.

Last Update January 2017