Wednesday, 28 May 2008

aka, my favourite online resources that make an expat's life easier.

World Clock - get the local time anywhere in the world. Instantly. You can even make a "personal world clock" of just the places you care about. This is handy when you live in a country that's a day ahead of everybody half the time,  when countries keep rearranging daylight savings time, plus the fact our seasons are backwards from most places. No more having to do complicated mathematics just to work out whether you can call the parents without waking them up in the middle of the night.

Online Conversions - Convert any unit of measurement into any other unit of measurement. Going from imperial to metric ain't easy. If you weigh 60kg, have you lost weight? If you're going 100 km/hour is that too fast? And don't even get me started on the number of calculations this little gadget has saved me with regards to cooking from American recipes. (And when I say ANY unit of measurement, I mean it. Every find yourself in a situation where you need to know how many avograms are in baht? I doubt it, but if you did, this site would make your life a lot easier.) - Gives you current exchange rates between any two types of currency.

How to Call Abroad - This site will tell you how to call any country in the world from any other country in the world.

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