What To Avoid


Don’t eat near a major tourist Site. These places will be expensive; you are paying for the view and location. A few of them have decent food, but the places the local frequent will be better food at a better price. North Korea tours won’t give you a choice- you eat where the tour eats. Some Japanese Package tours also choose the restaurant for you, but this can be an advantage- the package tours will get a group discount in return for providing regular customers, and the food will tend to be something that the tourists appreciate. Package tours will often use lesser known eateries rather than the tourist traps as


Don’t use Money Changers at the airport – the exchange rate and fees are too high. An ATM will get you a good deal, especially if it is linked to the same bank you have at home. Citibank operates in South Korea, so you can use a Citibank account from Australia. Find a card system without fees.


Don’t limit yourself to the same internet search engines. Search engines in your country will not give all the best results for a foreign country. And a foreign country will not always be in your language. But use different search engines for more results. And do look for suggestions from returning travellers.


Don’t compromise time to save money. You will only be on vacation for a few weeks or so. If you save $10.oo but have to walk for an hour, or wait for a connection, you are wasting vacation time. You probably aren’t coming back soon, so make use of the opportunities.


Tyre Development

The invention of the wheel was obviously so long ago that nobody can trace it. The rubber tyre, by contrast, can be traced back to two historical events. In 1888 John Boyd Dunlop made an inflatable rubber tyre for a child’s tricycle, found that it was effective and pursued an interest in using rubber tyres for bicycles and light transport. He had trouble later when his patent on the idea was declared invalid; an earlier inventor named Robert William Thomson had had a similar idea in 1846, had produced a leather and rubber tyre and successfully used it with a horse drawn carriage. Unfortunalty, the idea had been held back by the lack of suitably thin rubber.

Vulcanization of rubber, which was discovered in the 1840s only just before Thomson’s tyre, proved invaluable for tyres. Prior to this all rubber was sticky and easily deformed. Vulcanized rubber, which has had sulphur or other substances added during a heating process, contains multiple cross-links in its chemical structure. It can be moulded into various shapes, and though it is flexible it will return to its moulded when stress is removed. The tyres used for heavy vehicles, which require considerable durability and load bearing qualities, required vulcanized rubber; without this process tyres would have been limited to bicycles and light vehicles.

By the 1920’s synthetic rubber had been invented, and within a few years the rising price of natural rubber made synthetic alternatives an increasingly viable alternative. Synthetic rubber had an additional advantage is how it could be custom made to suit various applications; natural rubber could be modified, but only to a limited degree.

The idea for radial tires, where the supporting plies in the tyre are arranged across the tyre at an angle 90degrees from the angle of travel, was patented in 1915, but it was not till the mid-1940s that practical manufacture proved feasible. Nonetheless, the superiority of these tyres was recognized, their only slight disadvantage being the change they gave to the suspension and handling of a car. Modifying the car’s suspension reduced this effect while still retaining the tyre’s superior performance. Radial tyres gave less internal friction, reducing wear and allowing improved fuel economy.

Improved car and tyre performance goes hand in hand with improved brake performance. ICER Oceania produce brake pads for all makes of cars including European and other foreign makes.

Essay writing principles

Essay writing has been a part of education for countless generations. Like language in general it applies to so many parts of our life that it is hard to imagine any area not touched by it. Yet for all its history and tradition of use there are some aspects of essay writing that change over time, just as there are some foundational principles that never seem to age.

Clarity might seem an obvious goal these days, but it was not always so. Flamboyant writing was once the fashion, a tradition that continues with many of today’s sensationalized tabloids. It doesn’t take much to realize that this tends to cover up a lack of information and insight; sensationalism tends to be half-truths with minimal structure. Once we might have seen this as style over substance, but these days even the style isn’t very well regarded. For one thing the flamboyant style says the same regardless of the content. By contrast, good writing uses its style to carry the content more effectively. If it seems a little straightforward at times it’s because the writer is actually matching things up effectively. We don’t appreciate neatness until we see the contrasting entropy. We don’t notice the editing in a film till the scenes seem disjointed. Likewise, good writing only seems easy. We don’t see the effort or skill behind it.

The method of introducing a topic, discussing it in the body of an essay, and then providing a conclusion largely goes unquestioned except by a few linguists and philosophers. It’s because it was never an arbitrary convention, but a structure that reflects how humans think. Our lives are not as neat and structured as a book or film, but our recollections, autobiographies and histories of those same lives are structured in a way that makes sense to us. There might be some inaccuracy in the brevity of it all- the history of the hundred year war cannot take a hundred years to read – but without structure we are left at least a little confused. There is as much stripping away of the less essential as there is in ascertaining the relevant information when it comes to producing a good film, diary entry or essay. The right facts are in the appropriate structure.

Writing has a principle that carries over to other areas, one that falls between art and craft. Websites are made to be simple, easy and effective for people who visit them, not necessarily for the people who create them. Films are designed for direct intelligibility for the viewer, not for the writers and editors who structure them into such easy to understand forms. Likewise, essays are written for the reader, and are meant to be straightforward for the reader. It takes a lot for a writer to get a huge tangle of information into such a succinct final form.

North Shore Debating and Speaking Academy
Today’s blog post was supplied by North Shore Debating and Public Speaking Academy. North Shore Debating is specialized in the developing of verbal communication and provides debating lessons, tutoring classes, Drama school, Essay Writing, Public Speaking at Chatswood, Sydney.

Strata cleaning services

Why residents use strata cleaning services?

Because of the sheer size of strata buildings the maintaining of a consistently clean environment is a challenge. Professional cleaners are almost always used to solve this.

Lobbies and hallways are the thoroughfare of every resident, yet the cleaning responsibility of none. They are highly prone to dirt, so for hygiene and safety reasons they must be regularly cleaned by professional staff.

Stairwells also receive their fair share of thoroughfare, thought this obviously depends on the availability of elevators. Even so, cleanliness is essential, especially as any spills on stairs are an extreme safety hazard.

Elevators are enclosed spaces used by almost all residents, concentrating contaminants in one spot, creating breeding grounds for germs and other harmful organisms. Failure to clean control panels on elevators can cause the spread of various illnesses. The rest of the elevator surface can also be an issue and requires regular cleaning.

Driveways and parking spaces receive their own form of human and automobile traffic. Fuel spills and fluid leaks are rare but serious. General dirt and other issues are more common, and cleaning parking lots prevent more dirt from being tracked inside the building. Object such as broken glass and other things that threaten car tyres are an occasional but obvious threat.

Gardens are more an aesthetic issue than a hygiene or safety problem. The buildings appearance is very much tied to the grounds and foliage. It is only right to keep this aspect of the building complex properly in order. Weeding trimming and mowing are all part of the general maintenance.

Strata cleaning services maintain all the aspects of strata living not covered by the residents but usually looked after by the owners.
For Apartment or strata cleaning in Sydney we recommend AAA cleaning.

Dentists Sydney

Types of Dentists

  • Endodontics: Specialize in the dental pulp inside the tooth and root canal therapy.
  • Maxillofacial: Deals with extractions, implants and some facial misalignments.
  • Periodontology: Studies and treats problems with the gums and some implants.
  • Paediatric Dentistry: Simply dentistry for young children.
  • Prosthodontics: Deals with dentures and dental bridges.
  • Dental Epidemiology: The study of health problems in the general population causes and patterns.
  • Orthodontist: Works with braces and alignment of teeth and jaws.
  • Oral Pathology: Disorders that affect the mouth
  • Public Health Dentistry: Inform and advise the community on problems and preventative techniques for teeth and mouth issues

The various types of dentistry overlap, and it is not unusual for a dentist to be qualified in more than one type of dentistry.

Sydney dentists at Dental Focus can address every type of regular dental care.

European Brake Pads Distributor

European cars are notorious for brake pads that wear our quickly, leave dust on the car, and require frequent replacement; a consequence of their smooth operation. This contributes to the reputation that European cars have for high maintenance.

In recent years changing technology has made it possible for brake pads to be made from ceramic materials. There ceramic brake pads are longer lasting than devices made from most other materials, and have little or no problem with leaving dust. Previously the only material capable of this type of long term performance and reliability was asbestos, which has been discontinued due to possible health risks. New ceramic materials provide the best of all possibilities under almost all types of daily use.

European model cars can be fitted with new brake pads specifically designed for a specific model of car. This allows reliable and safe performance with less frequent maintenance and component replacement, reducing the running cost of the car.

A European Brake pads distributor can recommend and supply the best possible option for any make of European car.

Dry Cleaning Chatswood

How do we know if something requires dry cleaning? Sometime a garment is labelled dry clean only; sometime there is no obvious label and individuals must decipher symbols.
DRY CLEAN ONLY is fairly self-explanatory. Washing by convention methods, even once, will damage the fabric, often beyond repair.

DRY CLEAN is sometimes the preferred method. An item labelled this way can probably be cleaned by conventional methods, but we don’t guarantee it. Dry cleaning may mean the garment will last much longer. If the item is expensive we strongly recommend dry cleaning.

If there is no label, possibly because it has been removed, then the type of fabric should be a good indication of what method to use. Silk, satin, and velvet are almost always better kept with dry cleaning. Cotton, nylon and polyester are fine for conventional machine washing with detergent. Wool varies; loose fitting cardigans and pullovers can be washed with water that isn’t too hot; any heat will cause shrinkage, so hot dryers cannot be used. Any wool that is part of a shaped garment, like a suit, should be dry cleaned, especially if it is mixed with another material. Dry cleaning will allow the suit to keep its shape; conventional cleaning will cause the garment to age prematurely.

Items that are of a mixed fabric type are sometime subject to problem shrinkage. This is most noticeable when the different materials shrink at different rates, causing the garment to loose shape.

Any suits or dresses with linings, embroidery, glued items or delicate trimmings should be dry cleaned, unless there are a manufacturer’s instructions that say otherwise.

A circle around a letter on the label means dry clean only. The letter, usually P, F, or A indicates the type or dry cleaning required.

A cross put through a circle means DO NOT dry clean. This is relatively rare.

If in doubt about any item ask dry cleaning, Chatswood.