Finding A Silver Lining – Orléans and Paris Intro: An Unavoidable Change of Plan

We’d always wanted to visit Anne-So’s godfather in Orléans and with his condition deteriorating we thought we’d book ourselves a trip to see him before it was too late. As an added bonus Orléans is just over an hour from Paris on the train so we thought we’d treat ourselves to a couple of nights and see some some of the neighbourhoods we were less familiar with.
Unfortunately the world had other plans… Continue reading Finding A Silver Lining – Orléans and Paris Intro: An Unavoidable Change of Plan

High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 6: Lightning Always Strikes Twice

It was finally time to wave goodbye to Italy. However, our journey home was not without its moments, from a classic first class train to a man demanding our plane take off during a lightning storm it was definitely eventful… Continue reading High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 6: Lightning Always Strikes Twice

A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 4: Hills, Photography and Home

Our final day in Budapest began with delicious deep-fried langos from the Great Market. After fuelling up we headed for the Gellert Hills and were wowed by the panoramic view of the City. Before hopping on the plane home we sneaked in Mai Mano House Gallery and the Robert Capa Gallery. The trip finished in the airport lounge sipping Palinka and Unicum for one last blast of beautiful Budapest. Continue reading A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 4: Hills, Photography and Home

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 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