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

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

Friday 13th Part 1: ‘Twas The Strike Before Christmas…

With the world against us how could we make Christmas a success? Strikes be damned we were going to make it no matter what! Follow our travels by plane, train and even luge as we travelled from London to Manchester, Lyon to Genoble, Ardeche to Annecy as we do our best to stop politics ruining our Christmas spirit. Continue reading Friday 13th Part 1: ‘Twas The Strike Before Christmas…

Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 12: The 36 Hour Trip Home

It was time to say farewell to Japan and begin our close to 36 hour trip home. Even if we were flying directly back to London it would have taken around 18-19 hours from the hotel lobby to opening the door to our flat. Instead we had 18 hours spread over two flights in the world’s best business class and three hours in Y back … Continue reading Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 12: The 36 Hour Trip Home

Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 2: Flying the “World’s Best Business Class” to Japan

We checked in on time and certainly got some looks whilst we held up the queue. The agent processing Business Class check in got caught up with his passenger so the lady running the Economy queue called us over. When her colleague had finished she then got him to print our boarding passes on the proper paper and ensure we had all the correct bits … Continue reading Eloping To Japan With A Little HEL On The Side Part 2: Flying the “World’s Best Business Class” to Japan