Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 5: Last Day In Ljubljana

Truth be told we were exhausted from the previous day of sightseeing and face stuffing so enjoying a good nights sleep was an easy enough affair. After getting washed and dressed it was time for breakfast. We popped into the wonderful looking lifts and walked past reception, the barbers shop a handful of conference rooms and into the sister uHotel (as it is now called) … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 5: Last Day In Ljubljana

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 4: Ljubljana

Our morning started off with the now customary basement breakfast buffet at Penzion Kaps. Whilst I enjoyed eating from the decent spread, I would later find out again that there was something in my selection that did not agree with me at all. Once again I would find to my distress that it would be the second lunch in a row where I had the … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 4: Ljubljana

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 3: Lake Bohinj

We had agreed on an early start in order to spend the bulk of the day at Lake Bohinj, but honestly being on holiday and getting up at 7 AM felt like hell so in a welcome change from the norm I slept in till 7:30 AM whilst Anne-So got ready. Around a quarter past eight we popped down to the basement for the breakfast … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 3: Lake Bohinj

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 2: Lake Bled

For once it wasn’t too hard to get up, and after a proper powerful shower we headed down to the basement breakfast buffet. On offer at Rooms and Apartments Jana were a solid selection of breads, coffee, teas, hams, pastries, cereals and even a few hot items. Whilst it was not the nicest breakfast room in the world and the Nespresso machine refused to work … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 2: Lake Bled

Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 1: The Flight

I’m not sure what time we woke up, but my Grandma was right, the builders would do it. If you ever wanted to know what it might be like to live on a building site, or perhaps a coal mine you most likely have something wrong with you! We attempted to sleep for another half hour but gave up right at the point where we … Continue reading Flying My First Inaugural – London to Ljubljana Part 1: The Flight

My Starbucks Nightmare, the Interview and a Trip to France

For some reason I found myself asleep in a Starbucks.  Well,  that’s not strictly true. I was trying to order my morning coffee and set myself up to have at least some small chance of a successful day.  “Grande Black Americano to go please,  Origin Espresso,  extra shot.”  Beep…  Wait! Someone stole my drink whilst I was still sleeping,  another and another came, but no … Continue reading My Starbucks Nightmare, the Interview and a Trip to France

A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 8: Homeward Bound And A Final Taste Of Prague

Flight: BA861 PRG T3 to LHR T3Aircraft: Airbus A320-200Depart: 17:15Arrive: 18:35Seats: 1A and 1C (Club Europe, Business) We picked up our bags from the Hilton and made the short walk to the station to pick up the crappy airport bus. At least it was cheap. The check in queue was huge and having access to the Club desks made a big difference today. It was … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 8: Homeward Bound And A Final Taste Of Prague

A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 7: Touring The World Through Prague

As was the theme on this trip we started the day with an absolutely epic breakfast. Other than those amazing Indian breakfast buffet spreads I can’t think of a trip where we started the day so well, so often.La Bottega Bistroteka was just a short walk from the hotel and we were amongst the first to arrive along with some other tourists that seemed to … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 7: Touring The World Through Prague

A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 6: Brunch, Beer And Culture Lost

We did not get off to the best of starts as a combination of Google maps and my terrible sense of direction almost caused us to miss our brunch reservation. Let’s say that our walk to Eska was not the best. From the hotel it was past a bit of car park, under some railway bridges, a bus station, down some dirty alleyway and finally … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 6: Brunch, Beer And Culture Lost