Category Archive: Travel

First World Travel Problems

Vacation is possibly the nicest word in the English language. Okay, it’s a nice word when it comes to your own vacation, but perhaps a little less pleasant when your colleague wants to… Continue reading

The International Armrest Agreement

For years I’ve wondered about who is entitled to the armrest when sitting next to a stranger in an aeroplane or a movie theatre.  Should it be shared? Does it go to the… Continue reading

The Philippines, Pretend Pregnancies & Other Peculiarities

It’s embarrassing to have someone think you are pregnant when you aren’t. Since I’m not particularly large, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been spared from the awkwardness. Well okay I was spared… Continue reading

Why You SHOULDN’T Travel Light

Being a light traveller is only a good thing if nobody else finds out. As much as I disagree with airlines ripping off passengers with excess baggage charges, I don’t think that justifies… Continue reading

Why Did the Zebra Cross the Road?

Just before my safari trip to Kenya, my friends and colleagues felt the need to share their unsolicited warnings and comments with me. So courtesy of their ‘kind’ words,here is a list of… Continue reading

The Indian Airport Chronicles – Delhi Edition

Travelling in India is not for the faint-hearted. Yes it’s a beautiful country with lots of wonderful things. However, if you are not Indian you may well be holding a sign that reads… Continue reading

Why haven’t they put out airplane ‘no smoking’ signs?

Surely I can’t be the first person to have noticed that while cigarettes are unlit, the ‘no smoking’ signs remain lit. There have got to be people at Boeing and Airbus who are… Continue reading