A one day field trip with AAT Kings

Me at Three Sisters

After the EBS graduation, most of the students staid a couple of days. For both relaxing and exploration.

So me and a friend decided to do a one day field trip, but we didn’t know what we wanted too see. So we walked around the city to find a travel agency to help us decide, and if you visited Sydney before. You know that there is a travel agency around every corner.

After checking a few, we walked into the lobby of AAT Kings. There we got a good price for one whole day trip, that included a visit to The Three Sisters, Featherdale Wildlife Park and Parramatta River Cruise.

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My time at EBS (bartender school) Sydney

A couple of months ago i started my planning on what to do while i was out traveling, and for some reason i got stuck on the idé “Bartender”.
I started my google search and what i found was “EBS (European Bartender School)”. So I left my number at their site because i was interested to attend their school, they contacted me one day later. We talked a couple of times, and one thing i remember we talked about was the size of the class. They told me between 20 – 25 at most.

EBS had two chooices of accomandations “Hostel or School”. I chosed the school for i tought that most peopled would do that, and that would be the best way to get to know all the fellow students. But a week or two before the school started i got a mail saying that living in school wouldn’t be possible because of a “firesafety certification” or something similar. So all student had to live at the Hostel.
And i don’t know if it’s true or not but i heard that it’s had been like this for a while. “Rumor”

The hostel we lived at was “Home backpackers”
Our first impression wasn’t the best, most of the students even complained. But after living here now for a while i don’t really agree to all their complaints. But there is some stuff that could have been beter. Read More

The first days in Sydney Australia

So after 2 nights in Bangkok it’s time for me to move on to Sydney Australia where i will partake in a Bartending course “EBS”.

The flight to Sydney from Bangkok took about 9 hours and transit time about 4 hours, but all went well. I was a little bit nerves about the custom in Sydney for i heard so many stories about what can happen. Like you forgot to throw away any kind of food, fruit that you brought or that there is problems with the visa pappers.
But luckely there was no problem when arriving, it all went very smoth :)

After clearing the custom and finding my bag i made my first purshase. A sim card from Vodaphone for one of the phones i brought with me, it was about 15$. I thought that was really cheap so i walked to seven eleven to by a pack of ciggarets, 25$ that really shocked me how expanisive it was compared to Sweden.

After buying the expansive ciggarets i am now ready to go to the hostel by train. Upon arriving at the hostel i realize that i’m about 2 hours early to check-in. But luckly i could leave my bag there while i went out for a long walk.

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The start of my travel, and the days in Bangkok

It has now been little over 1 day, since i left Sweden for my second attempt to backpack/explore around Asia.

My first stop is Bangkok where i’ll be staying for little over 2 days, before traveling to Australia. All my friends who had been in Bangkok before says that, when you are there you should book a couple of nights in a more luxurious hotel. For one reason only, “take the chance, who knows when the next time is”.

The hotel i booked for my 2 night accommodation is Centara Grand at Centralworld

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MongoDB Training

This is a little late post, but between the 21 January and 20 March i got the chance to participate in two of 10gen’s training course’s. MongoDB for DBAs and MongoDB for Developers.

I would like to give my thanks to both Andrew Erlichson “M101P: MongoDB for Developers” and Dwight Merriman “M102: MongoDB for DBAs” for taking the time and effort to host each class, and a special thanks to 10gen for creating these classes and to give us the opportunity to a fast track learning course into the world of MongoDB and not to mention, making it free. Thanks 10gen

Here is the link to 10gen’s education site, i hope at the time you find this. 10gen is still going strong and offers the free online courses

M101P: MongoDB for Developers: Certificate
M102: MongoDB for DBAs: Certificate

Doctrine 2 integrity constraint

If using Doctrine you have probably come across the error message “SQLSTATE[23000]: Integrity constraint violation: 1048 Column ‘column_id’ cannot be null” at least once. This error occurs on doctrine persist when using a entity that both has mappings for a ordinary field and an Doctrine relation field (many-to-one, one-to-many) with the same name.
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