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Wokking Beijing!

Even before making any firm plans to visit Beijing I had been looking at cookery classes in the Chinese capital. There were several options, however, I kept coming back to one in particular, Hutong Cuisine, I was going to be Wokking Beijing. They offered classes covering the cuisines of Canton, Sichuan, Beijing, special dumpling classes […]

New Low Cost Carrier Alliance….the start of a new trend?

Airline Alliances have traditionally been for the traditional national carriers, however, recently the low cost carrier airlines have begun to form their own alliances. At the beginning of 2016 the first ever low cost carrier (LCC) alliance was formed by HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, and West Air, named the U-FLY Alliance. However, this […]

British Airways to start charging for food

The last few days have seen various reports that British Airways will start charging for food served in Euro-Traveller (economy) on short-haul flights. This means basically nearly all European flights, with the exception of those longest flights like Athens and Istanbul. There are no changes planned at this stage for long haul flights or where […]

Prague, the last place I thought I would drink Budweiser!

So there we were, just a walkin’ down the street singin….ok so we were walking down the street, but in search of shelter from the blistering heat. At 37C it was a hot day in July in Prague, and we were in serious need of something very cold and refreshing. Several hours of walking the […]

A typical day on safari at a private game lodge

Since 1994 I have been involved in selling Africa as destination to clients from all corners of the world. Africa offers such riches in terms of cultural heritage and jaw-dropping scenery, yet for the vast majority of people, when travelling to Africa, the top drawcard is wildlife. Nearly everyone wants to go on safari while […]

24 Hours in Oslo without breaking the bank

Mention Oslo to most travellers and the first thing that springs to mind is money, and lots of it. It is regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world for travel, and justifiably so. However, it is a charming city, and it’s not necessary to take out a second mortgage to visit….if […]

The Small Caribbean Island With A Split Personality

Nestled peacefully in the heart of the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean is a little island that is, well, let’s just say a bit confused! The island of Saint Martin, or Sint Maarten depending on where you are on the island at any given time, really does have a split personality. The island is small, […]

The Great Wall of China

You cannot visit Beijing and not visit the Great Wall of China, really, you can’t! It is one of the 7 Wonders of the World for a reason, and it truly is a wonder! The sheer scale of wall, if nothing else, makes it worth the visit. This history of the wall dates back many […]

Review – British Airways First Class

BA054 Johannesburg – London Aircraft type: Boeing 747-400 Seat 3A Price: used airline miles collected with American Airlines (50,000 miles + taxes and surcharges) A review of a recent flight on British Airways First Class from Johannesburg to London. After clearing security and immigration I proceeded to the British Airways Galleries First Lounge at OR […]

Langkawi to Koh Lipe by Ferry

So you’ve decided to go to Koh Lipe, good choice. Now, how do you get there? The only way is by boat, no matter where you are coming from. There are various options if coming from Thailand, but here I will outline how to get to Koh Lipe if coming from Langkawi, Malaysia. The process […]

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