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This Easter Weekend, we had a mini-road trip to the Catlins. The Catlins span the Southeast of the South Island of Dunedin and are quite rural in nature. We had no phone signal for most of the trip so we’re lucky we prepared in advance! If I wrote it all together, this would be a mammoth post so I’m splitting it into 2. Kaka point The first stop we made was at Kaka Point. Kaka means ‘shit’ in It...
So over the last week I have been based in Dunedin - the wildlife capital of the country. Today, I traveled to the Otago Peninsula, a great location with all kinds of wildlife. The drive on windy roads was fun, although sometimes felt dangerous, sometimes driving to close to the cliff edge. Nonetheless the views from the backdrop were simply stunning. On the way, we drove to Sandfly Bay, a bea...

Today, we travelled from Paihia to Cape Reinga, which is right at the top of New Zealand! To do this, we booked on with a tour that gave us some interesting stop off points on the way. Checking out the Kauri trees Kauri Trees are native to New Zealand and are being preserved. They are huge, thick trees that are super old. Apparently New Zealand was more or less a forest until the humans started ...
So, as the headline says - I’m in New Zealand and will be here for the next two months. I hope to travel around and share my adventures with you! Getting to New Zealand So to get to New Zealand from London involves one long-ass flight (29 hours in total!) I decided to fly Singapore Airlines (which was the second cheapest after South China Air) and I do have to say it was an incredible airline. T...
LBRY LBRY is a decentralised platform that allows people to share content on their blockchain. In a similar way to Publish0x, people can tip users in LBRY Credits (LBC) - the token that powers the platform. Users also earn LBC for watching videos, or putting in custom codes found on their twitter page. According to LBRY they do not censor any content. They recently changed their website to LBR...
Southend Those outside of the UK may be unfamiliar with Southend. This week, I wanted to share a small description and some nice photos about the place. Southend is located on the South East of the UK, in the county of Essex. The city has a unique character - it feels a bit run down and slightly 'trashy'. Many of the nights out are at very odd clubs. Nonetheless, when the sun sets, the view from...
Thailand So I’m the summer of 2016 I travelled Thailand and Vietnam. Here are some photos from a remote beach I found in Pattaya. Thailand is super touristy so it’s hard to find yourself alone on a beach and this experience was amazing - I hope these photos do it justice! In Thailand I only actually had the chance to travel Pattaya, Kanchanaburi and Ayatayyah. I hope to come back one day and d...
Not long ago, I visited Chicago and I had a really great time! It’s a cool city with lots of bars, things to do, places to eat and great vibe. The city itself has many distinct areas: ‘millionaires row’ the hipster areas of Wicker Park, the student area and beautiful beaches (sadly I didn’t actually go to the beach but it looked beautiful from above). There are also loads of great parks around and...
United States This week, President Donald Trump gave the annual State of The Union speech to congress. He called for bipartisan support, but he doesn't have a great history on this. Talks about keeping the government funded appear to be stalling too - a new deal has to be agreed by Friday. Governor Ralph Northam, of Virginia, came under pressure after his medical school yearbook photos reveale...
The photo this week is of a few summers ago in London. In the Docklands, there is a stunning driving range, its in North Greenwich. You get to play golf with a stunning view of Canary Wharf, and at a pretty decent price (from memory it was around £10 for 100 balls, and a few quid to rent out the clubs (you can bring your own). Furthermore, there is a really good restaurant you can get food from. N...
So I decided to make a semi-newsletter style delivering a nice summary of news this week. It will predominantly focus on the US, UK, and Europe, but I will try to make it as far-reaching as I can. If you think I missed any stories (which will be inevitable), please post them below! USA This week in America, the government shutdown came to an end as parties decided to provide funding for the next...
Last week was the last week of Festival of Lights in Canary Wharf in London. For those who don’t know, Canary Wharf is the financial centre of London and a stunning place at night. There’s lovely golf courses nearby (in North Greenwich) and tonnes of bars and restaurants. This weeks photo was taken at the light festival. I like the lighting of the trees and sharpness of the colours despite it be...
I was lucky enough to join the Electroneum iOS Beta and so I thought I would write a mini-review of the app, and its cloud-mining function. Electroneum Electroneum is a mobile-based payment solution. It aims to revolutionise crypto with a low-fee payment especially for those in the developing world. Broadly speaking, cryptocurrency has the ability to improve developing economies by giving peop...
A key issue when investing in crypto is lack of passive income. We invest in a token but often get no dividends for holding these tokens. A few platforms are trying to allow for earning passive income but they tend to be very low APR rates. Boldman Capital allows you to earn up to 10% each month. So, what is Boldman Capital? Its a decentralised investment fund that rewards those who hold BOLD ...
Interesting developments in Electroneum are coming up. They are due to release their iOS Beta soon, which caused a surge in price yesterday. Increasing the number of mobiles available could potentially double the users of Electroneum. It is the only currency that is KYC-compliant, which may help with future regulatory scrutiny of projects. It is an interesting project, and when it is released, I...
Stellar has a built-in nominal inflation rate of 1% leading to new tokens every week. You can claim some of the new tokens by joining an inflation pool for free! I earn around 0.18 XLM for my 900XLM every week. Its not a huge amount but free money is still free money. To read more about inflation, heres a link to Stellar talking about it: https://www.stellar.org/developers/guides/concepts/infl...
I have decided that every Friday I am going to try share a decent photo that I have taken and tell a bit about the story. Any feedback about my photography would be greatly appreciated. These are photos from a boat trip in Boston. I went Whale watching on a really nice trip. We were looking for humpback whales (and I got to see quite a few), but the best photos from my album were probably ...
I was wondering which of my fellow Honest Cash users have heard of Celsius.Network? They are a crypto company based in the UK that pays you interest for HODLING. Their rates vary according to demand but in the past the rates for Bitcoin Cash have been 7% (currently its 3%). Furthermore, they support other cyrptos including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litcoin and many others. I have signed up for it and m...
Since 2016, it appears the world is realigning politically. Nationalism is on the rise across the West, and creeping authoritarianism is eroding democracy. Populism is afflicting much of the Western world and this is coming from both the left and the right. Failings of government in Latin America are heralding problems across the continent is producing misery in many countries. In the Middle East ...
Apparently Lego sets are outperforming stocks, bonds and gold. Maybe I should invest in lego instead of Bitcoin ? https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-01-17/lego-collecting-delivers-huge-and-uncorrelated-market-returns