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WoWasis field test review: a durable travel watch & calculator that will never be stolen

Here at WoWasis, we like to think we dress well when we travel, but we like to look cheap, too. Cheap enough that criminals won’t target us for robbery when we’re far from the police. Some folks like to wear Rolexes (even fake ones) and gold jewelry when they travel to countries with low average […]

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Shop at the new WoWasis Spycraft eStore for exotic covert gizmos & goodies

A number of WoWasis visitors comprise folks who’ve dealt in covert ops, detective work, and general surveillance, and sometimes don’t find it all that easy to find well-working trade goods. Our WoWasis Spycraft eStore is the answer. But it’s not just for ops folks, either. If you’ve ever accidentally locked yourself out of a rental […]

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Apple unlocks the iPhone 4 for international travelers

Part of the reason we here at WoWasis carry the cheap but reliable Nokia 1280 phone is that it’s cheap and reliable. It also is feature-poor. It does, however, work in every Asian country because it uses a SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) card, which you insert into the phone. You buy a different SIM card for […]

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WoWasis travel field test review: the incredible Plantronics .Audio 480 USB headset

Here at WoWasis, we tend to use stereo headphones a lot, for either Skype calls from around the globe, or listening to language instruction CDs. And you know how much we love miniaturization. We want everything small, durable, and light. That’s why we fell in love with our (soon to be discontinued) Plantronics .Audio 480 […]

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WoWasis travel field test review: Defcon netbook & laptop computer cable lock

Here at WoWasis, we’re writing our travel stories pretty much non-stop, especially while we’re on the go. Our trusty netbook computer is always in our hotel room, and the first thing we do is lock it to some unmovable structure with our Targus Defcon computer cable lock. One day, our hotel room was burgled, and […]

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WoWasis fashion: 4 great-looking dressy cool dresses for the tropics

Here at WoWasis, we don’t think girls have to look grungy to beat the heat in the tropics. And you shouldn’t have to have a dry cleaner nearby, either (out in the boonies, you may only have a sink). You should be able to look great day or night, too. A little black dress goes […]

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WoWasis travel field test review: Tumi Alpha Frequent Traveler 22″ Zippered Expandable Carry-On

We here at WoWasis have been carrying the Tumi Alpha Frequent Traveler 22″ Zippered Expandable Carry-On all over the world now for over a decade. This roller bag has sturdy wheels that handle the terrible sidewalks of Bangkok, fits into every overhead bin except for those on small commuter airlines, and is exceptionally tough. How […]

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WoWasis travel clothing field test review: The tough and versatile Timberland 30003 Men’s 3-Eye Classic Lug shoe

Here at WoWasis, we think no one’s harder on shoes than we are. We tear them up while climbing over volcanic pumice. We beat the hell out of them on the terrible so-called sidewalks of Bangkok and Phnom Penh. We totally stress the upper part of the shoe above the heel because we constantly slip […]

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WoWasis travel clothing field test review: Teva Terra waterproof travel sandals

There came a time when we here at WoWasis just refused to buy any more travel sandals-zoris-flip-flops. At a few dollars a pair, it wasn’t like we couldn’t afford replacing them. It was the hassle. Our flip-flops had been torn apart by coral, toe straps pulled out by overuse, rubber molding destroyed by chemicals and […]

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WoWasis travel gear review: a suppository escape kit you can’t be without

There are suppository escape kits and suppository escape kits. Here at the WoWasis Spycraft store, we’ve sold out of our complete supply of this item, and are looking for new suppliers (see below). Our little escape gizmo is essentially a “get out of jail free” card that was perfected by the French resistance during World War […]

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