Footsteps in North Korea

Footsteps in North Korea

I’d be lying if I didn’t say a huge part of the attraction for me to go to Seoul hadn’t also been to go and visit the increasingly-tense DMZ (demilitarized zone – a total irony, considering how well ...
Lovely Munich!

A Weekend at Oktoberfest

Every few years usually, I get taken by some absolutely lunatic idea; Hong Kong (from Dublin) for a weekend, flying to Singapore in Oman Air business class, that sort of thing. This year seems to be ...
BA Club World

The Long Haul in BA’s Club World

With the marathon flight from Kuala Lumpur to London clocking in at around 13 hours, I was delighted to find myself amongst the elite in Club World, BA’s business class proposition.   As you kno...
Jakarta's Old Town

Real Traffic Jams in Jakarta

Jakarta was somewhere I wanted to visit for a few years now, but had been expressly warned by an old friend never to come and visit over a weekend; noting that it would be a most depressing, traffic-...
Road, Air, Rail to Germany!

Road, Air, Rail to Germany!

For my trip, once again, to the tiny German city of “Ochtrup”, I was hit by two major setbacks; British Airways flights’ to Dusseldorf, my normal arrival airport of choice, were being charged at a Ki...
View to Dublin!

Memoirs from Club Europe

On my return journey back from a fantastic week in Germany, I flew via London Heathrow to rack up a few extra points and miles with British Airways. The journey took me from Stuttgart to London Heath...
Deutsche Bahn ICE

Riding The First-Class Rails

The final stage of my recent pan-German epic required getting from Munich (near, but not exactly, where the wedding had taken place I’d been attending) onwards to Karlsruhe, home of a dear friend I u...
BA34 Awaiting!

A Year Later in BA Premium Economy

It’s been roughly a year since I was last back in my ‘native’ home of Dublin, Ireland, which in itself was a rush job of about 5 days to be best man at my friends’ wedding. So this year I decided to ...
KL from the air!

In-Flight Lounging to Phnom Penh!

For my trip up to Phnom Penh to catch up with an old friend, I finally came around to redeeming my spare Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles for business class. I’ll be honest and say the main reason for ...
AirAsia Review

AirAsia & The Feast

For my surprise birthday trip to Sri Lanka (more on that in a follow-up post), I was re-introduced to AirAsia after something of a long hiatus.   In recent flights, while I had never been entire...