If it has happened to you in the past you are a rare beast. Statistics tell us that 99% of luggage arrives safely at its destination. Which is incredible if you think about it. I always look at my suitcase trundling down into that Neverland of suitcase mayhem and wonder if I will ever see… Continue reading You lost my luggage?
… and Stonehenge, the pyramids, the Hollywood Walk of Fame… and what the hell – might as well throw in the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen while we’re at it. So says Caroline Morse in her blog published in USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/01/09/10-most-overrated-tourist-traps-and-what-to-see-instead/1820829/ She does give some excellent alternatives and the article makes for a fun read… Continue reading Cross the Blarney Stone off your list
No, really. Forget Stonehenge, Angkor Watt, the Parthenon, Pompeii … Yes I know that sounds like sacrilege but it’s true. Unless you have seen Ancient Egypt you ain’t seen nothing yet. How come you can visit tombs in the Valley of the Kings in lower Egypt where the paint is still fresh and vibrant looking… Continue reading You don`t know history
Next Christmas I am definitely heading out of town – somewhere hot would be nice. A beach, a margarita and Feliz Navidad would suit me just fine. I know it is a crazy time to travel – that’s what I tell my clients. Everything is overpriced and overcrowded. Airline staff are grumpy, baggage handlers unreliable and there is… Continue reading Is it over yet…. pleeeeze
We all moan about airport security, body scans, little baggies for our “fluids” and how much time this adds onto the whole commute but really – that is not the worst thing about flying. There is something about getting on an aircraft that brings out those “Naked Ape” (1) instincts. First of all there is the… Continue reading Getting on and getting off in the Human Zoo
New York was full of surprises.
Now I feel sorry for the donkeys, don’t get me wrong. But I know where the mule part comes from and when you are negotiating a steep rocky path from the top of Santorini down to the ferry station everyone is fighting for territory. Maybe we should have taken the gondola – we did have… Continue reading Donkey fighting in Santorini