Monthly Archives: March 2010

Easy Russian for English Speakers audiobook review

Easy Russian for English Speakers (audiobook)

Author: Max Bollinger
ISBN: 9780956116505

Max Bollinger, a native Russian speaker has composed an excellent guide to learning basic Russian for your next trip. Everything from greetings to dating a Russian beauty. Like other language software it works by repeating the words then using them. However unlike other language programs that slow down the words so you can hear each syllable, Easy Russian for English Speakers keeps everything “live”. As an audio book you are able to transfer the tracks to a media player and learn on the go. My only problem with the audio book is the order of the book and the lack of a companion booklet with the phrases and the alphabet.

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Disney World Packing List for Adults.

Mine and C’s trip to Disney world is roughly 4 months away and being the a boy scout traveller I am the first thing I do before even putting the deposit down is think about what to pack.  Why do I do this? In all honestly, I hate packing and when I hate doing something I procrastinate. So if I start now my bag should be packed and ready to go just as airport pick up arrives at my door.

The packing list to date:

In my 19inch roller duffle bag (may switch to a smaller suitcase):

ü      7 Pairs of each underwear and bra.

ü      1 pair of shorts,

ü      2 pair of Capri,

ü      2 tank top,

ü      1 t-shirt,

ü      1 light weight long sleeve shirt

ü      1 zip up hoodie (While going in August it still can get cold at night)

ü      1 pair of jeans

ü      4 pair of socks

ü      Pyjamas

ü      Sandals or flip-flops

ü      Razor

ü      Non-perishable snacks

ü      Collapsible suitcase (It’s Disney world after all I am bound to shop)

Day bag/carryon:

ü      Shampoo, Conditioner, toothpaste, hair spray, sunscreen, soap. Tylenol and Pepto-Bismol (1X -100ml of each).

ü      lip balm

ü      Purell (Kids put their hands in numerous places I don’t want to think about and then put them where my hands are going…. Enough said)

ü      Toothbrush, hair brush with elastics.

ü      Hat (Should I buy or take one with me?)

ü      Digital camera, memory cards (2x- 1 GB and 1 x- 8 GB), charger. 1 disposable water proof camera.

ü      Cell phone w/ charger.

ü      Reusable water bottle.

ü      1 pair of shorts.

ü      1 T-shirt

ü      Ear plugs (To avoid offing young rambunctious children running and screaming up and down the halls at unholy hours. In the carryon because if my suitcase goes missing I still have some peace and quite)

ü      Passport, Driver ID,  Bank card, Cash, Credit card

ü      Plane tickets and Disney tickets and vouchers and conformation numbers.

ü      Journal and pen. (Addresses for postcards written in journal)

Tips or suggestions? Let’s here it.

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