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

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 8: A Food Filled Reunion On The Streets Of Mumbai

We returned to Mumbai for the final leg of our Indian Adventure where we met up again with N & G. Join us on a food tour of Mumbai from authentic Maharashtra Malvani cuisine to the street food of Chowpatty Beach and the delicious delights found on the Mohammed Ali Road. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 8: A Food Filled Reunion On The Streets Of Mumbai

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 7: Temple Running In Madurai

For the penultimate leg of our trip we flew south to Madurai where we immersed ourselves in the stunning Meenakshi Amman Temple, visited the beautiful remnants of the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and took an Indian history lesson through the eyes of Gandhi. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 7: Temple Running In Madurai

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 6: Selling Sea Shells By The Shore Temple in Mamallapuram

For the next leg of our Indian adventure we flew from West to East, for a luxurious stay at the sleepy beach town of Mamallapuram with its stunning Shore Temple and exquisite stone carvings. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 6: Selling Sea Shells By The Shore Temple in Mamallapuram

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 5: A Bandit’s Retreat On The Backwaters Of Alleppey

They say that true luxury is doing the simple things well. To some that may mean a marble bathroom, high thread counts or Michelin starred cuisine and whilst I love all these things this was not the luxury on offer at Our Land. Instead we were surrounded by nature on our own little island in the Alleppey backwaters where three times a day we’d be served the most exquisite freshly cooked and caught South Indian food. All simple and executed to perfection. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 5: A Bandit’s Retreat On The Backwaters Of Alleppey

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 4: Fishing Nets And Food Poisoning In Fort Cochin

Whilst we had a bit of a nightmare stay at the Aloft, being able to get online again was invaluable as not only did we discover the preventable reason for the hotel messing up our station pick up, but more importantly we were able to check up on our train departures. Booking the leg from Coimbatore to Kochi had been a bit of a nightmare … Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 4: Fishing Nets And Food Poisoning In Fort Cochin

A First Class Indian Adventure Part 3: Steam And Surprise From The Hill Fort Of Ooty

After the madness of Mumbai we made a hasty retreat to the hill fort of Ooty. Arriving at the airport I was shocked to see my in-laws waiting for us with a handmade sign. After a day of relaxing in the lush hills we departed in style on a steam train, ready for the next part of our adventure. Continue reading A First Class Indian Adventure Part 3: Steam And Surprise From The Hill Fort Of Ooty