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

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 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

A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 5: Two Pubs and A Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

We quickly settled in at the Hilton and decided to spend our morning exploring the crowded, winding streets of the old town including the famous square, racist clock and surrounding streets. We stopped for lunch at Pivovar U Tří Růží a nice friendly Czech pub/restaurant just off the worst of the tourist trail. Service was friendly and in English, though I think we’d have been … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 5: Two Pubs and A Racist Clock – Yes it’s Prague, Not Brexit Britain…

A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 2: British Airways Club Europe London to Prague

Flight: BA858 Class: Club Europe (Business) Depart: LHR T3 20:00 Arrive PRG T1 23:00 Aircraft: A320 Seats 1A and 1C It was soon time to catch our flight and thankfully the gate was near enough adjacent to the lounge. At said gate a delay of 15 minutes was called, shortly followed by a call for boarding. After a quick zigzag down the air bridge and … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 2: British Airways Club Europe London to Prague

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A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR

It was a typical Happy Friday and as usual my best made plans went astray. I meant to finish my working day with a delicious Indian lunch at Thakers in Hounslow whilst catching up with a colleague, but work knew better. An enforced schedule change meant starting my day in East London and as per usual my meeting over ran significantly and that delicious Thakers’ … Continue reading A Cheapskate’s Weekend in Prague Part 1: Friday Night in Hong Kong via LHR