A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 2: Food, Wine and Religion

It was our first full day in beautiful Budapest and we used the morning to get acclimatised. We started off our day at the glorious neoclassical Hungarian National Museum and followed it up with a guided tour of the stunning Great Synagogue. Our afternoon was all about food and drink, some cheap local fare for lunch and a glorious wine tasting to finish off a wonderful day! Continue reading A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 2: Food, Wine and Religion

A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 1: Straight Outta London

I’d worked myself into the ground and was in desperate need of a short break. When even your boss is telling you to take time out you know you’ve probably overdone it! So after a little help from my friends and some Avios we’d booked a last minute business class bargain to Budapest. Continue reading A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 1: Straight Outta London

Coffee In Catalonia Part 4: The Englishman That Went Up A Hill Then Got On Some Fast Trains

It was our last day in Barcelona and we wanted to see it all before our high speed escape by rail. So we did the only logical thing and took the cable car up to the top of Montjuic and lorded it over the magnificent city one last time! Continue reading Coffee In Catalonia Part 4: The Englishman That Went Up A Hill Then Got On Some Fast Trains

A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 4: The King Of The Castle Plans His Retreat

Our final day in Prague began with an epic Italian breakfast at La Bottega Bistroteka that fuelled us up for a mammoth morning of sightseeing. We started our walk to Prague Castle by crossing the Charles Bridge and heading up the hill to the summit. After a leisurely stroll through St. Vitus Cathedral and the castle complex we took the scenic route back down the hill and through the old town for a locally inspired lunch of sausages and trdelnik.

It was then sadly time to head home in Business Class with British Airways which featured one of the weakest in-flight meals I’ve ever eaten. Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 4: The King Of The Castle Plans His Retreat

A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 3: Brunch, Beer And Culture Lost

On our second day in Prague we started the day with one of the most amazing breakfasts we’d ever had at Eska. We needed that delicious food to fuel us through a tough day visiting the various old synagogues in the City. In the afternoon we stopped for a cubist coffee, witnessed a monument to protest, passed the wonderful Lucerna and ended the day at Lokal where we enjoyed some hearty Czech fare for a delicious dinner. Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 3: Brunch, Beer And Culture Lost

A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 2: Two Pubs and A Slightly Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

On our first full day in Prague we explored the city’s beautiful medieval Old Town featuring the famous astronomical clock. After a relaxing pub lunch we crossed the river and spent a wonderful art inspired afternoon at the Trade Fair Palace before returning to the Old Town for a delicious British inspired dinner! Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 2: Two Pubs and A Slightly Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR

It was Friday night and rather than heading home for the week I was heading to Heathrow and more specifically the amazing Cathay Pacific Lounge! After unwinding over Champagne and dim sum we boarded our Business Class flight with BA to beautiful Prague where we spent our fist night in a Suite. Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Luxury Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR