High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 2: The Miracle in Milan

We arrived in to Milan’s magnificently grand Centrale station to dark clouds that never lifted for more than the briefest of moments during our time in Milan. That said, the beautiful buildings and delicious dining we experienced certainly lifted the spirits. Continue reading High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train Part 2: The Miracle in Milan

High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train: Intro The Trip to France

Introduction And Planning It was 2016 and in May of that year by hook or by crook Anne-So and I were about to celebrate a significant anniversary. It was also a round birthday for Anne-So’s now late mother. That meant that we’d have to combine the two events and as much as I was reluctant to do so at the time, I’m gladder and gladder … Continue reading High Speed Trains and Slow Food – Italy and France by Train: Intro The Trip to France

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 3: The City, Old and New

For our second full day in Budapest we decided to liven things up and that wasn’t just by starting out with a full strength coffee! We spent the morning at the magnificent St. Stephen’s Basilica before visiting the Buda Castle Complex and enjoying the view over the Danube. After a rustic and hearty Hungarian lunch we took a tour of the iconic Parliament building, where we worked up an appetite for some modern Hungarian fine dining at Laci Konyha. What a day! Continue reading A Last Minute Bargain To Budapest Part 3: The City, Old and New

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 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 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

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 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