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    Although I travel a lot, I never really learned to embrace the experience of traveling. I find it tiring, boring, wasteful, dangerous and thoroughly unpleasant. Occasionally though, “stuff” happens that stops me dead in my tracks in disgust, shock, amusement or plain disbelief. This blog is about telling some of these travel stories, which are largely true but with a certain degree of embellishment on my part.

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    Seat 2D – Twice

    I have suspected for a long time what I am about to tell you. For a few years now I have had to travel from Jordan to Cyprus via Beirut when I was unable to get a 45-minute direct flight…

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    Olympic Athletes First Please…

    “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, once again we would like to apologise for the delay to our flight BA663 to London Heathrow Airport. We will now begin by boarding all those who require special assistance such as those in wheelchairs…

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    Manbag Missing

    I was called downstairs on a Sunday morning to join the rest of the family for breakfast. As I walked in, I noticed a strange object on one of the kitchen work surfaces; a black leather bag the size of…

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    Cruisin’ For a Bruisin’

    We recently splashed the cash and booked a five-day Mediterranean cruise between Spain and Italy. As it was our wedding anniversary and we had never been on a cruise, I made sure we had one of the top packages to…

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    The Burden of Luggage

    Whatever mode of transport brings you to the airport; you are hurriedly ejected from the taxi, bus, tram, train or the car of a loved one so they can get on with their lives without you for a while. You…

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    Togetherness or Gossipness?

    I was minding my own business waiting for the Larnaca – Amman flight to take off when the last two passengers boarded the flight and began asking the flight attendant for something or another. The attendant finally walked up to…

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    Saloon Doors

    Girlfriend: Oh I forgot to tell you, we have been invited for a Sunday lunch at Jenny & Phil Me: Which Sunday? Girlfriend: Tomorrow Sunday Me: But that’s such a short notice! Girlfriend: I know I am sorry, I meant…

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    Airports Without Passengers

    Without wishing to be elitist about these things, I have a question: whatever happened to exclusive airport business lounges these days? There was a time when these little oases of civility and sobriety were a sanctuary from the noise, hustle…

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    Check Out This Check-In

    Here is a question to those who travel a fair bit and whenever possible they check in online: Why do we bother to check in on line? I am sure the answer is likely to be: “to save time”, or…

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