When I refer to my check list I am not talking about a list like Santa’s – Naughty or Nice – mind you that might not be a bad thing to have these days. After all these months of COVID and now the lockdown I bet there are some real beauts on this list. People… Continue reading My check list
Well if you had told me in March that we would still be going through this madness over Christmas time I would have thought you were “a bit touched in the head” as we would say in England. Oh my goodness, so here we are with a new kind of Christmas (if we even get… Continue reading A new kind of Christmas
Are you one of these? A brave eater? Maybe a better description would be the opposite of a fussy eater. I bet there are lots of moms out there who have (or had) fussy eaters. But a brave eater? In my mind this is the sort of person who wins challenges during Survivor when they… Continue reading Brave eaters
“Vasco! Why is your suitcase out? Where the hell do you think you are going now?” Vasco trudged into the bedroom. He should really have thought about speaking to Catarina first before he decided to go on another long exploration. “Look, honey ….” he said. “Don’t you “honey” me!” shouted Catarina. “Off you go again… Continue reading Vasco da Gama – another business trip!
OK, last week I got you with my imaginary worst hotel ever. I must admit I did get a bit convinced by this myself – it almost became real as I was writing it and yes I was inspired somewhat by Fawlty Towers. But the sad thing is that I was also inspired by real… Continue reading Hotel misadventures
I honestly can say this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. I could not believe it. I had read reports on TripAdvisor – real horror show reports about gungy hotels and bad service but this took the cake. I could not believe how I, with 25 years of travel experience, could end… Continue reading The worst hotel ever
Have you seen the new Borat film yet? It is very funny and in some parts quite alarming ( I will let you watch and come to your own conclusions). If I have piqued your curiosity the full title of the film is Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make… Continue reading Very nice Mr Borat
Come on – you got to get with the program! Suffering from FOMO? What the heck is that? Well for those who don’t get texts from their kids or grandchildren it means Fear Of Missing Out. It is one of the biggest motivators known to man – or woman. Here Ellen de Generes describes it… Continue reading Are you suffering from FOMO?
Well let’s be realistic – I am not a runner – more like a jogger. But I have run two marathons (that’s the long 42 km run – and I felt every kilometer). And I have done a few half marathons. As you can tell I am quite proud of that but I must admit… Continue reading Running around the world
Last week I went down to my basement to check on something. I don’t go down there often – to be honest it is a bit of a mess. I totally forgot what I was looking for because there I saw my travel collection of bags. Small carryon with wheels for just an overnight trip,… Continue reading From one bag to another