iOS 5.1 update fixed unlocking issue

Right after getting my iPhone 4s from sprint I called into the international tech support people to get it unlocked (as I frequently travel).

Until recently whenever I was to roam on gsm with my sprint sim card I couldn’t select a carrier. iOS 5.1 has fixed that issue.

I also noted that the phone didn’t unlock until I did a restore (well actually the phone was unlocked, it worked with another carriers sim), but I didn’t get the message in iTunes until I restored (not sure if an update would have prompted the your phone has been officially unlocked). I need tried upgrading before restoring as the phone was jail token and I didn’t want a sloppy upgrade.

So if you travel internationally and use your sprint issued gsm sim card, and would like to be able to see the carrier menus on your iPhone 4s, update to iOS 5.1!

Lufthansa first class lounge Frankfurt for star alliance

As im sure many others have notice, the lounge offerings for first class passengers flying star alliance but not on Lufthansa is very limited in Frankfurt. The first class lounge is often near capacity, offers no privacy at all, uses the bathroom in the business lounge next door, offers little food, and very limited drinks.

Here’s a photo of the toast that they were offering during the 3 hours I was there.


La Brisa Loca in Santa Marta

I recently spent a week at La Brisa Loca in Santa Marta, Colombia. It is a larger hostel with around 80 beds. Some of the rooms have air-conditioning while others don’t. They have a nice sized bar onsite (with multiple daily happy hours), a restaurant that’s open for breakfast and lunch, a swimming pool, and a roof top terrace with hammocks for relaxing and hanging out.

I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and some of the staff had some very interesting stories from their travels.

While I was there it seemed to be manly an English speaking hostel, with lots of Europeans and americans.

The Internet was usable at times, and slow as could be at others.