mercoledì 22 dicembre 2010

Handy travel gadget

I have come across a luggage tag that has many handy features, in 2010 it's also going to be available for purchase in Italy. It's called ReboundTag and is RFID enabled. What is that and why is it important?

Well RFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification and it's now in use in Rome Fiumicino airport and Malpensa Terminal 2. An RFID device like this one allows it's details to be read from some meters away not up close as a traditional barcode reader requires. So this means my luggage can be found from distance and if lost located and returned to me quicker.

Infact the airlines and airports reckon that they rate of safe and faster return of luggage ti its owner could increase by 20% Infact a case study of a large international airport handling 100,000 bags daily reported over 700 lost per day. With ReboundTag one of those is not going to be mine.

domenica 2 agosto 2009

Tourist season a few phrases

Re: In bocca al lupo!!!
I believe it's a reference to Cappuccetto Rosso-- Little Red Riding Hood. The fairy tale is more famous in Italy and the UK than North America even, having inspired many films. It is directly translated "in the mouth of the wolf".

Crepi is, "to hell with".

- So che domani hai un essame . . . in bocca al lupo!!!
- Crepi il lupo!!!

Or tomorrow you have an exam ...