Category Archive: Travel

The Indian Airport Chronicles – Jaipur Edition

Scene: Terminal 2 – Dubai Airport Some people might wonder why this terminal is so far away from terminal 1 and 3. They may also wonder why this is the only terminal without a… Continue reading

Air France Tickets: A Perfect Gift for Your Enemies

While I recently claimed I would never fly Air France again, I made this bold statement without thinking about my return journey. I had already paid for a round trip and frankly I did… Continue reading

5 Reasons to Learn Spanish Before Visiting South America

As much as I love to travel, I am not particularly skilled at picking up foreign languages. Until visiting South America, I’d usually been lucky enough to encounter people who spoke English or… Continue reading

Why I Stopped Flying Air France

Regular readers of this space have probably figured that I like to travel and that I am prone to odd travel experiences.  Before you suggest that I was just being my usual unlucky self I would like… Continue reading

Conversations are Not Inflight Entertainment

People fly a lot more than they used to. While it’s great that more people have the opportunity to travel, the downside is that flights are more full. It seems to be getting… Continue reading

Why Key Chains are a Terrible Souvenir

I love getting gifts from other people’s travels. I really do. The trouble is that, more often than not, these gifts are key chains. I don’t know how many keys the average person… Continue reading

Japanese Toilets for Dummies

While some developed nations focus on building bigger TVs or more energy-efficient vehicles, Japan has taken great strides in developing something that is useful to everyone: Toilets. Japan will forever hold a special… Continue reading

Tales of a Traveller Named Mohammed

Over the past year I’ve had several people tell me that a disproportionate amount of crazy things happen to me. I’ve even had a few people say that the universe puts me in… Continue reading

How to Be a Terrible Airline Passenger

While I don’t advocate pissing off people who are responsible for your safety in the sky, I cannot say the same for others who have been on my flights. Here are 10 simple… Continue reading

The Middle Seat Experience

Ask any aeroplane passenger about their seating preference and they will either say window or aisle. While I suspect most people enjoy the middle seat even less than the musical works of Justin… Continue reading

The Imaginary Personal Space Conundrum

Sometimes I feel like the universe likes to test my patience by putting me in close proximity with people who have a very different concept of personal space. The lady on the bus… Continue reading

The Traveller Quiz

When on vacation you meet different types of travellers, some who you keep talking to and some who you keep talking about. Take this quiz and find out which kind of traveller you… Continue reading