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A website devoted to geographically linked memories, maps, and photos for the United Kingdom. This particular page has to do with the village of Cranford, in Hounslow, Middlesex, just northeast of Heathrow Airport. In 1989, I stayed five weeks at the Berkeley Arms Hotel, just west of the pub, while working on a maintenance training simulator at the British Airways facility at Viscount House near Hatton Cross tube station. Comedian Tony Hancock's ashes were scattered just outside the churchyard of St. Dunstan's nearby.
This is a blogger after my own heart: Photos and detailed reviews of coffeehouses in San Francisco and Seattle from the perspective of someone who intends to "camp out" and work on a laptop for a while. Each coffeehouse is rated on a scale of 0 to 5 in 10 different categories: food, coffee, wi-fi (is it secure, steady, free, fast?), ambiance, noise, plugs, parking, comfort, bathroom, and art.
Smart parking meters keep track of parking availability in congested districts. A special app built on Google Maps lets you know where parking can be found and how much it will cost.
Well-written, first-person account of an older, divorced California man, his visit to a remote island in the Philippines to court a younger woman he'd met online, her adjustment to America, his adult daughter's reaction, and their life as part of the Filipino American community in southern California.
Michael Overs blogs about his efforts to learn the streets of London well enough to earn the green badge of the London cabbie.
To get a London taxi license, a cabbie has to master "The Knowledge" --memorize 320 runs and 20,000 points within five miles of Charing Cross. This is a set of study materials. "This complete pack contains a full set of runs, Points (over 30,000), Blank Maps (over 30), a list of London Embassies, Restaurants (over 4,000), Police Stations and Police memorials, Blue Plaques, London Museums, Theatres, Squares and Statues."
A sensible summary of how to avoid giving offense or causing annoyance in The Big Apple. (For example, never call it that.) (Via the Ace of Spades HQ overnight thread.)
A handy guide to change fees, luggage fees, price of snacks, drinks, and wifi, etc.