Category Archive: Travel

Deep-Fried Heart Attack – A Scottish Delicacy

Every country has its own cuisine. When that food is good, it crosses borders and that’s possibly why you find Indian and Chinese restaurants everywhere (okay, perhaps immigration is a factor too). But… Continue reading

The Curse of Heathrow Airport

Ask a frequent travel about their favourite airport and they’ll most likely say Changi in Singapore, Dubai International or Incheon in South Korea. Ask them about their least favourite major airport and chances… Continue reading

Confuzzlement – A Result of American Advertising

The United States has never appealed to me much as a tourist destination. Still, after 10 years of not going, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was missing out. I’ll admit I… Continue reading

The Soviet Travel Experience

It’s been almost 25 years since the Soviet Union collapsed. So I presumed I wouldn’t be able to experience Soviet travel short of time travelling. Then I got on a plane to Georgia… Continue reading

Is it Time for All-Female Aircraft Sections?

Living in the Middle East I’ve noticed that there are many spaces that allow women the opportunity to be in an all-female environment including public transportation, hair dressers and on certain days of… Continue reading

The Adventures of a First Time Solo Traveller

Despite being a semi-avid traveller, my solo travel experience did not extend much beyond getting on planes and being in transit at airports. The idea of going to a new country where I… Continue reading

Airport Taxis: The Most Taxing Aspect of Travel

One of the nice things about Dubai Airport is that both terminal 1 and 3 are accessible via metro. One of the not nice things is that I somehow always end up returning… Continue reading

Airline Travel Now Vs Airline Travel 20 years ago

Bookings 20 years ago: Travel agents felt it was more important to discuss lunch plans with other staff than flight prices with you Now: Travel agents look crestfallen when you tell them you… Continue reading

The European Travel Diaries

Despite being an avid traveller, it had been 14 years since I last visited Europe. Unless of course you count the hours I’d spent in Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol airports, impatiently… Continue reading

You Know You Need a Vacation When…

1. The furthermost you’ve been from home all year was the last stop on the metro line 2. The last time you actually unzipped your suitcase was when you turned your house upside down… Continue reading

Top 10 Hardest Things to do After a Vacation

The trouble with vacations is that they end. Once easy tasks become especially challenging after a vacation. Here are 10 of the hardest things to do after a vacation. 1. Checking your email.… Continue reading

The Foreigner’s Guide to Japan

Japan offers tourists a delightful mix of traditional, modern and strange. Yes, strange. Expect to find everything from ear wax cleansing cafes to signs that state you must offer your seat to an… Continue reading

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