Aladdin Renaissance Technology

“Don’t have a revolution, have a renaissance.”  paul smyres  

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Aladdin Renaissance Technology ™

Great products to take with you on adventures, travel.
Aladdin tests and recommends a host of useful items,

and assembles them into kits for various purposes.

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Wild edible plants….free food !

You could own and fly this airplane

Most people don’t realize how much fantastic food is growing all around them.    All you have to do is stop for a minute and ask, “what did people do before there were grocery stores ?”.    Really… they lived for THOUSANDS of years without any stores.  Slowly people got lazy, forgot, etc, and here we are..

John Kallas, PHD  has written a great book.   Edible Wild Plants, wild food from dirt to plate.


Thailand, wow !!

Ibis Hotel, Bangkok……. brand new, and wonderful…. must see, and very inexpensive. Computers in rooms, free internet, waterside meals, fabulous pool.

Thailand is a destination that is highly under rated. Sure, you’ve heard of the great beaches, and the one at PhuKet that got pounded by the tsunami in 2004. But, a lot has happened since then. Lot of rebuilding, and there’s loads of stuff in Bangkok to see and do. And the food !!!! unbelievable… huge variety of tasty dishes, fruits and vegetables you never heard of, familiar ones eaten in different ways, and my goodness, food is everywhere.

Now, it’s a long ways from NYC, and that costs, but when you get there you’ll start getting healthier right away. Fresh nutritious food, cheap, and you won’t need to spend time cooking. Everything is inexpensive there compared to most popular cities like NY, London, Sydney, etc.

Did you know Bangkok now has a subway ? AND an elevated train. Cleaner and quieter than NYC subway by far. All kinds of people come here. If you’re a stranger, you are welcome. Just be respectful and honor the traditions of Buddhism and the royal family.

Thailand has a decent infrastructure with all modern conveniences, internet, phones, etc. Besides the subway, you can get around by scooter taxi, bus, taxi, rent a scooter, or hire a car and driver for all day custom tours. Oh, I forgot the river and tons of boats of all kinds, from small hotel shuttle ferries to dinner / sleeper cruisers, to huge tourist bus-like boats.

And feast your eyes on the richness of color, from foods to clothes, to buildings. Striking temple architecture everywhere, from ancient to modern.

Buy rocks ( seriously ) crystals, gems

Rocks - beautiful, long lasting

Rocks are cool, and greatly undervalued.

Diamond and sapphires are rocks and have well known value, but there are loads of other kinds of rocks that are valuable, too.     Almost all stone crystals are not only beautiful, but have amazing properties.    Quartz, for example, can produce electric waves / fields.    Do a little research about crystals.   They have been used for healing for centuries.  They help purify air and atmosphere in homes and gardens.

Meteorites are literally from out of this world, and they have amazing properties.  Some can be extremely valuable and sell for over 10,000 dollars !    There are people who specialize in just looking for meteorites.  Some get lucky and find them easily.

And fossils are amazing too !   Many are millions of years old, depicting incredible animals, fish, or plant life.

Rocks make great landscaping, for gardens, walkways.   Go natural, use rocks, not concrete.

Santa Cruz – organic foods

Their peanut butter is awesome.    It makes me speechless.     mmmmmmmmmm…

And while we’re on the subject, buy quality foods all the time.   Proper food is medicine.  Eat right, you’ll enjoy life longer and better.

Support farming, buy local whenever possible.

when you shop for food, think;  FRESH, LOCAL, CLEAN, LESS PROCESSING