Preparations to travel to China

This is my list of useful tips and advices from my experience with flying to China. I hope you will find them useful too.

  1. Do make a copy of your passport, driving licence and/or ID card and email them to yourself. It’s also a good idea to take photos of these and save them to the camera on your phone in case you don’t have internet access when you get to your destination.
  2. Buy Travel guide or download from internet
  3. Take Dictionary with you or install app that has ability to work offline and do not depend on Google or other banned services in China.
  4. Buy some medicine for diarrhoea, ache and anti-vomit stuff.
  5. Mini first-aid kit.(Put to check-in lugagge as some items will not go in hand luggage like scissors.
  6. Learn how to switch off roaming in your smartphones.
  7. Embassy contact details.
  8. If is  adventure left travel details to friend or family.
  9. Arrange health and travel insurance.
  10. Book your vaccinations.
  11. Do place essentials (PJs, toothbrush, toothpaste) at the top of your bag if you’re landing at night so you don’t have the hassle of unpacking everything when you arrive at your destination.
  12. Do pack your heaviest items (e.g. shoes, jeans) in the bottom of your wheelie suitcase. You’ll find it’s much easier to roll as the weight will be more evenly distributed.
  13. Never join the security queue with kids in.
  14. Don’t waste unused space – roll your clothes instead of folding. They’ll wrinkle less and you’ll have much more room in your luggage to fit in any extras you pick up while you’re away.
  15. Eating lots of garlic helps body fight bacteria that can be found in food.
  16. If you struggle with digestion is to drink lemon before go to sleep or after wake up and eat apple.

USS Dominik @ Uxbridge

USS stands for underground’s secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/

This station was open on 04.07’1904. I visited this station on 06.06’2018

Uxbridge
Uxbridge

Uxbridge station is one of my favourite stations on the London Underground as It shows that concrete buildings can look cool and has lots of little remainings of how station looked in the past. My favourite element is a stained glass panel designed by Erwin Bossanyi. Station has also a cigarette vending machine(??), some odd penny machine and sign to the buffet.

Interesting historical events and Trivia

  1. District line run some services here from 1910 until 1959.
  2. It starts as a terminus for Metropolitan line but the building looks very similar to other Cockfosters station that is terminus station for Piccadilly station because was designed by the same person.

 

Is Good independent coffee place nearby?

Sadly , I didn’t discover any good place. I tried a Coffee Break and it is an OK’ish place to go for English breakfast. Coffee is drinkable. Food was OK. The place looks ordinary.  Service has done their job.

Is any Good pub nearby?

So far, no luck.

Is any Good restaurant nearby?

They have a Chinese restaurant called “New oriental kitchen”. It is a worse version of Chill Cool near Euston (one of the last decent Sichuan Restaurant in London). Food was OK’ish without being great BUT Service is friendlier than typical experience for Chinese Restaurants. The restaurant looks quite nice but bit neglected.

Is any compelling places to see nearby?

I want to go to Battle of Britain Bunker which is not too far. More about it can be found here: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/31369/Visiting-the-Battle-of-Britain-Bunker

Is any stunning walks nearby?

You can do walk from here to Rickmansworth via the Grand Union Canal. It is a nice 3-hour idyllic walk. You can stop for a pint in The Coy Carp (Food there is a mixed bag.  Once was disappointing but another time  fish and chips was really good.)

 

Note: All resources I used to gather knowledge I will keep on the introduction page (https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/)

 

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game v75 released.

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game
v75

You can download from here:
It is a content update release.
CHANGELOG
  1. Fix shameful crash.
  2. Add some words.
  3. Add few questions and sentences
  4. Correct few mistakes spotted by some user. Thank you
  5. Various minor improvements but nothing worth mentioned.
  6. Change version system
LINKS

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“Życie mieszkańców Chin pod koniec dynasti Ming” we Wrocławiu.

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Podczas ostatniej wizyty we Wroclawiu miałem pecha i podczas powrotu do domu musiałem przez przejeść przez rynek bo tramwaje utkneły na ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego  przez masakryczny wypadek.  Pozay przymusowym spacerem (który przy zatruciu pokarmowymm frajdą nie jest) odkryłem wystawę “Życie mieszkańców Chin pod koniec dynasti Ming” w muzeum narodowym. Wystawa jest otwarta już od 12.12’2017 i będzie dostępna do 11.03’2018.

Mikro wystawa jest ukryta gdzieś na podaszu  gdzie możemy  zobaczyć rożne eksponaty pochodzące ze  stołecznego muzeum Chin w Pekinie. Zawieraja one krótkie informacje o Chinach , wierze , przyborach które były typowe dla tego okresu.

Zwiedzanie zajeło mi ok. 30 mimut i zwiedzalo sie bardzo milo. Bądźmy szczerzy … nie będziesz ekspertem od Chin po tej wystawie ale jest to całkiem kompaktowa wystawa. Tekst wyjaśnia co widzimy i nie ma jakis esejów do czytania.  Troche lipa, że projektor z jakimś obrazkiem jest wrzucony na siłe, bo mogli by zaszaleć i pokazać filmiki z różnymi ciekawostkami z tego okresu.

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Szału nie ma ale jeśli masz  dyszkę to polecam wpaść tam a jeśli nigdy nie byłeś w muzeum narodowym to polecam tam wpaść bo budynek wygląda zajebiaszczo i ma ducha starego Breslau.

Stronka: http://www.mnwr.art.pl/

Adres: pl. Powstańców Warszawy 5, 50-153 Wrocław

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game v18.1 released.

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game
v18.1

You can download from here:
It is a content update release.
CHANGELOG
  1. Add some words. (words that become popular recently in China)
  2. Add few questions and sentences
  3. Correct few mistakes spotted by some user. Thank you
  4. Various minor improvements but nothing worth mentioned.
  5. Complete migration code to Java8 😉
LINKS

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Doms learn Chinese: Word Game v18.0 released!

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game
v18.0

 You can download from here:
It contains major improvements but it does not have new major feature. However bigger changes coming soon.
CHANGE LOG
  1. Add bonus points for guess word Wrocław
  2. Add some words.
  3. Correct some mistakes in Words, Questions and Sentences.
  4. Lots of little improvements and code clean up
LINKS

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game v17.3 released!

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game
v17.3

 You can download from here:
It is a maintenance release, where I removed AppBrain as an Ad platform and left google ads only.
CHANGE LOG
  1. Remove AppBrain ads and keep Google Ads only.
  2. Add some words.
  3. Minor improvements.
LINKS

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game v17.2 released!

Doms learn Chinese: Word Game
v17.2

 You can download from here:

It is a maintenance release, where I fixed few UI glitches.

CHANGE LOG
  1. Fix few UI glitches
  2. Add few words
  3. Minor improvements
LINKS