Quick update for those who live in Estonia, love Spotify but could not use it due to the fact that service was not available officially in Eesti. As of middle of April 2013 Spotify has entered Estonian market. Now, going to spotify.com from any place in Estonia you will be able to register and download the setup file as well as buy Unlimited or Premium subscriptions.
Another good news is that the cost of both Unlimited and Premium is lower than lets say in Sweden or UK. For unlimited, which offers no ads, good quality of music you will pay 3.59 EUR per month and for Premium which in addition to no advertisement and good quality will offer you to use software on your mobile and tablet as well as to keep some music that you want in off-line mode is 6.99 EUR.
In comparison, for same subscription in Sweden you would pay 5 to 10 EUR.
Published on 25/04/2013
Japan is famous for many things: its culture, its innovative approach to everything related to technology, its crazy fashion and its high prices especially on accommodation.
Credits: Ritz-Carlton Japan
Tokyo being one of the most expensive cities on the planet can offer you a relaxing night or two at the most expensive Suite at Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The thing is that comparing to many other most expensive hotel rooms in the world Ritz in Japan will not offer you anything extra ordinary.
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Published on 14/11/2012
“To see Paris and die” as Ilya Ehrenburg said for the first time in his book “My Paris” (1931). French capital being famous for its architecture, food, history, museums and art galleries attracts hundreds thousands of tourists each year.
As any other “world capital” Paris can get expensive. In 2012 Paris was rated as one of the most expensive cities in Europe. In case if you are a 5 star traveler it should not be a problem for you to find a suitable hotel to stay. For example one of the most expensive hotel rooms you can get is in Paris. The Royal Suite on the 5th floor of The Plaza Athenee will cost you around 26000 USD per night.
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Published on 10/11/2012
Fans of the Breaking Bad TV series will find this post very useful. I have been gathering songs from famous TV show for over a year now. If you have Spotify then just click this link here.
Breaking Bad TV Series Soundtrack
So far I have 95% of all tracks in Spotify playlist; those that are missing are not yet available for Spotify users. In case if you do not have Spotify but still want to get the list of songs worry no more! Below you will find all 89 (and counting) tracks:
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Published on 24/09/2012
MUSE, famous English rock band is releasing its new album “2nd Law” this October. Together with the new album the band starts its European tour. As I wrote few weeks ago here, MUSE will perform in many capitals around Europe, they had also done presale of limited number of tickets on their official website when the lucky ones (or better to say – fastest ones) could get their tickets few days before the official open sale date.
MUSE 2nd Law official album cover
MUSE is famous for its extravagant stage performance as well as fusion of many genders of music starting from alternative rock which I think is their main gender to space rock and classical music. One of the best performance no doubt will be done in London. This year they give 2 concerts in English capital, one of the 26th of October following one on the 27th.
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Published on 14/08/2012
Surprisingly (or maybe not) the most expensive hotel suite in France is located not in its capital – Paris, but in Cannes, which apparently at some point can be even more expensive than the most expensive city in Europe – Paris.
Penthouse Suite, Hotel Martinez
Cannes is famous for its movie festival, amazing sea-views and restaurants. So, in case you are tired of your private yacht and finally want a bigger size bed make sure you stop in Cannes at Hotel Martinez in its Penthouse suite apartment.
Penthouse at Martinez is around 450 square meters, has 2 bedrooms in case you bring your mother in law, two bathrooms, a shower room and a private SPA bath with sauna. As you want to keep a close eye on your yacht parked outside the hotel there is a 190 square meter terrace from which you can also enjoy view to the Bay of Cannes. Your private butler makes sure you have fast internet connection (free of charge), plasma TV and fax.
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Published on 14/08/2012
Marsovin, one of the biggest wine producers in Malta made another great (as I assume) wine festival this year in upper gardens in Valletta.
From 13th to 15th of June Marsovin opened its wine degustation festival. “Doors” of the upper gardens were opened from 8pm in the evening until 1am at night. Festival was just great. For 10 EUR you got a wine glass which you could take with you back home and 14 tokens, which you could exchange for a taster, glass of whole bottle of wine.
It was a bit hard to find the upper gardens at first as it seems that in Valletta there are two upper gardens. Wine festival took place in one which is very close to main bus station. If you take main road from bus station up to Valletta, first turn left and another first turn left.
There were many wine stands where you could exchange your tokens for delicious Maltese red, white or rose wines. Different stands were offering wines from different class; ranging from very affordable to quite expensive. Taster prices varied from 1 to 4 tokens, glass of wine from 2 to 8 tokens and bottle prices from 10 to 24 tokes.
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Published on 15/07/2012
I have already written 2 short news updates about most expensive hotel in NYC (this short post gets quite some traffic, btw) and Hong Kong. Now it is time for Mother Russia to show what it has to offer for those of us who likes to stay hi-end.
Credits: Ritz-Carlton Suite Moscow
Well, it is easy to guess, where you can spend huge amount of money in Russia and do it very fast. Correct, you go to Moscow. Ritz-Carlton will offer you a cozy stay at their Ritz-Carlton suite in the Russian capital. The glass-wall windows of this magnificent and just very nice room will provide you with a great view of Kremlin, Red Square and Christ the Savor Cathedral.
In case you have extra backpack or two – do not worry, a 230 meters suite will have just enough of that extra space you often need for your stuff. Your room is also equipped with separate dining area, library, personal office space (for writing postcards) and grand piano in case you get that Russian mood and want to tap “Kalinka-Kalinka”.
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Published on 09/07/2012
For a newbie who wants to try out SCUBA diving and then get a PADI license it can become a bit complicated with all the procedures and possible next steps after passing Discover Scuba diving half-day course.
This course consist of theory (reading course book), watching 5 videos which cover all the aspects of SCUBA diving for beginners and to do 4 open water dives + 1 pool dive. If you have already done discover dive then in many cases it will be counted towards your PADI course. This means that you will need to do only 4 open water dives (no pool) and it might also decrease the price of the course.
For OW be prepared to pay from 400 to 500 EUR + 45 EUR for the course book. Price includes diving-gear, instructor and diving log-book. Thing is that you can find the course book online in PDF and read it at home. The only reason why you might end up actually buying it is if your instructor will demand five (5) knowledge review tests from the actual, original book.
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Published on 09/07/2012
As the official web site of the band states – MUSE has announced dates of its UK and European tour in autumn 2012. Tickets will be available in open sale starting from 14th of June.
If you are a fan of MUSE and registered on their website you can apply for a maximum of 4 tickets before the open sale. This is first come first served system so if you really want to make sure you get to see your band then go to their site muse.mu and click on the banner of MUSE 2012 Tour. Offer ends on 10th of June, don’t miss it!
MUSE for the first time will be performing in Baltic States; in Estonia and Latvia in December this year. You can find full list of countries, dates in this list and also on the official site of the band.
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Published on 08/06/2012