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…Read more
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.
“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…Read more
When you see an excursion or tour advertised as “wine tasting” your first and only sensible reaction is to think: “ah, it is going to be a visit to a winery where some dude will stand in front of us,…Read more
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…Read more