Why I use an Electric Scooter to get to work

Electric scooters have become the new praise in cities like San Fran and New York and it seems that Dublin is quickly following suit. San Fran is of course the tech capital of the world and you would expect all those thousands of tech employees to jump on board with this sort of technology available. Here in Ireland we are fast becoming the tech hub of Europe and the last year it has really been noticeable the amount of people on bikes and now electric scooters. As far as I am aware to drive an electric scooter here you need insurance and a drivers license but that is only because the law has not been updated for this new cool way of transport.

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I can get into the city centre from my apartment beside UCD in about 12 minutes on my electric scooter in the mornings. There is not sitting in traffic, no pollution and lets be honest it is a really fun way to travel. I think people here are still a bit stand offish when it comes to the electric scooters as they can look a bit nerdy at times. But just like people were slow to pick upon the bike craze here and now the cool thing to do is to ride a bike to work and safe the environment.

The good thing about the electric scooter is that they are actually more affordable than a bike and obviously a lot more affordable than a car which I consider metal money pits with insurance, petrol, tax, NCT and that’s without any thing going wrong in the car. An Irish website are selling the electric scooters for under €500 which is definitely cheaper than a good bike here https://www.it-directory.ie/collections/electric-scooters-ireland. I would encourage anyone with a short enough to commute to check these out and save the planet man!

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Why I got a dash cam for my new car

Like anything in this world you get what you pay for and the same goes for when shopping for a dash cam. The market has been flooded with dash cams of all price ranges and even the more affordable ones seem to do the same as the dash cameras going for several hundred euro…so what is the difference or is a dash cam a dash cam? Well the main purpose of getting a dash cam is to record high quality footage so you will have evidence in the unfortunate case of an incident. In this case you would bring the footage to the police or your insurance company with confidence knowing that you have everything you need on the incident. The dash cam is the best proof you have of what happened in an incident. There is no point having footage that is not clear or where you cannot read car number plates, road signs and other indicators or evidence.

This could lead you to be wrongly blamed or the footage you have not being able to be used as evidence due to the quality being too low. If you shop around you can get dash cams for as low as €39.99 from dashcameras.ie and they all the way up €500 or more so of course they do not do the same thing even if the spec looks reasonably similar. Now that is not to say that all sense goes out the window and you need to get the best of the best but you do need to get one that you can be confident with the quality of in case of an incident.

I recently changed my car and I am really protective of it as most people are when they get an expensive new car. The first thing I got was an air freshener and then I went and got a dash cam online in case anything happens to my baby. I think they are great for the price and definitely worth getting. What do you guys think?

 

 

 

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Time To Get My Teeth Whitened!

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Maintaining whitened teeth is not just healthy and hygienic but also makes for a beautiful smile. There is always a difference between carrying out the process of teeth whitening at home and getting it done from professionals. However, before making any random purchases of the necessary kit for DIY teeth whitening it is essential to know the method and effects it has on your teeth.

It is a well-known fact that every product has its side effects, but as long as you use it appropriately in balanced accuracy, you will get the desired result. The same rule applies to teeth whitening at home. Regardless of whatever product you use always read and follow the direction diligently to avoid overusing of the bleaching solution which can erode the enamel of the tooth permanently. The treatment for such damages takes lengthy procedures and is costly.

The bleaching solution is the vital ingredient used in teeth whitening and is available for use to both professionals and in DIY teeth whitening home kits. The only difference is that the contents of hydrogen peroxide, which is the bleaching agent in all products of home kits, are only 10%, while professionals use an appropriate amount which is more than 10%. The outcome is that professional solutions are more effective in whitening the teeth more than home kit products.

It is always advisable to get the teeth whitening process done from professionals as they possess knowledge and understanding of the origin, methods, and equipment needed for treating any teeth discoloration or decay. Professional treatment will be ideal in ensuring scrupulously clean, brighter and long-lasting effect on the teeth.

Even if you want to get teeth whitening done from home, professionals are always willing to provide all the necessary information and helpful tips to complete the process safely.

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Back from White sundays and got a Smart TV Box

I had a great 2 days at the White Sunday islands but I am absolutely exhausted and plan to take 1 or 2 nights here at Airlee beach to catch up on some sleep and recharge the batteries. Most people who visit the White Sundays will spend 2 days on a boat where they will go snorkeling, visit various islands and even learn how to sail. I opted to go for the island option as my friend gets sea sick quite a bit so this was the best option for us. In saying that I heard great things about staying over on the boat and a BBQ was had every night as well as drinks on board.

We stayed on the main island (the name escapes me for some reason!) and it was a nice resort. We had karaoke the first night and the second night we just chilled at the local bar. One thing I will say is that we only ate twice a day and the food portions were tiny so I definitely recommend bringing a bag of protein bars with you! I would also urge people to travel very light..I brought all of my gear and lost some stuff or else it was stolen. I lost my smart TV box from androidtvboxes.ie so that is something I am going to have to pick up and also lost my Irish sim card.

For the next two nights I will chill out in Airlee beach and then from here I will head north towards Townsville which is a small city in northern Queensland. I will update you guys when I can! Thanks

 

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Last Day in Sydney..Time to go up the coast!

My time in Sydney has come to an end and I really enjoyed this city. There is a great selection of bars and restaurants and there always seems to be something going on or something to do. I was slightly disappointed with the Opera House as I said in my first post but everything else has been great. The only other problem was that I didn’t get great weather but that’s life. I guess when coming to somewhere like Sydney you always expect it to be a sunny hot day but the reality is it does rain quite a bit from what I have been told (still nothing like Ireland!).

I never got to visit the famous blue mountains and another popular attraction is doing a tour of the vine yards which are about 1 hour from Sydney but as I don’t drink wine this didn’t interest me. I managed to get some surfing in down at Maroubra beach where the famous “Bra Boys” hang out who were a well known surf gang back in the 1990s. From here I will get a bus up to Byron bay where I will stay for 2 nights. It is a well known laid back surfer town and I look forward to getting out of Sydney and seeing a bit more of real Australia. From there I will get another bus to Surfers paradise which is a few hours up the coast from Byron Bay.

Oh one thing I did forget to mention is that my phone was stolen as well as my android box from the hostel so I have had to budget to get a new phone and I also got an android box online that was delivered to my hostel. I will update my blog in a few days when I get to Byron Bay. Wish me luck!

 

 

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First Stop…Sydney, Australia!

Like many of my fellow Irish men Australia has always been on my radar of places I want to visit over the net few years. Australia is one of the most popular places in the world to visit and it is probably top of the list with Irish people along with Canada in terms of doing a one year working holiday. Australia is filled with all types of natural beauty as well as cool cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Because it is such a well traveled destination there is already a route made for you in terms of traveling the east coast which is where most travelers go to do either from the top down from Cairns or the bottom up starting with Melbourne.

Being stubborn I decided to start in neither and instead I started in Sydney. I will spend 1 week in Sydney but that is only because I have relations there I want to visit but I would recommend doing 2 – 4 days in Sydney if possible as it is a cool city but you don’t want to take away too much from what you can see up the coast. In Sydney you have some great beaches of which Bondi is the most well known but there are also other beaches I recommend checking out including Coogee and Bronte. There is also a famous walk to be done from Coogee to Bondi which is about 6km’s in total.

Other things to see in Sydney are of course the Opera house which I found a bit disappointing. It is a lot smaller in person than I imagined but there is a great bar beside it which although expensive is great to take in the view of the city and the famous Sydney bridge. I stayed in a place called backpackers hostel in the middle of the city and it is pretty cool with plenty of partying to be done if that is what you are into! I am traveling pretty light and have a 15kg backpack with me as I plan to spend most of the time in shorts and tank tops. Other than that I have a few bits including my laptop of course and a dreambox that I got back home that allows me to watch Irish TV and keep up to date with the rugby back home.

So from Sydney I will get a bus up to Byron Bay where I will stay for 2 nights before heading on again to surfers paradise. My budget is about $70/day which is not a whole lot and the fact that I lost my phone the first night and had to get a refurbished iphone for €250 shipped out isn’t helping the situation! I will keep you guys up to date on what I get done here and in Byron soon! Thanks for reading.

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