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A Notable Qantas A380 & a War 40,000 ft Below

9 July 2014 | Transport

▲  Sometimes flights are interesting all the way. When I looked out from the Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne, Australia) terminal at the Qantas A380 I was about to board I could see its name just below the flight deck windows: Nancy-Bird Walton. It was the first Airbus...

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Hello Dubai

3 August 2010 | Media

‘Skiing, Sand and Shopping in the World’s Weirdest City’ is the subtitle and it’s a good summation. I’m overdue for another visit to Dubai, I’ve not been back for a few years, but I’ve been there quite a few times since my first visit in 1999. I’ve been intrigued by D...

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Hotels – cheap & expensive, good & bad

21 June 2010 | Living

Last week I was in Macau speaking at a hotel conference, most of the conference was numbers and business,  but my talk was light relief, hotels I’ve loved and hated, whether they were cheap – the Chhaya Hotel in Battambang, Cambodia in 2005 was US$4 and just fine. Cli...

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Freedom for Sale

21 February 2010 | Media

At the Jaipur Literary Festival in India last month I heard John Kampfner speak about his book Freedom for Sale, subtitled ‘how we made money and lost our liberty.’ The book takes eight countries – Singapore, China, Russia, the UAE, India, Italy, Britain and the USA –...

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Two more lost bags

1 February 2008 | Transport

In December I had two lost bag events in the past 12 months. Now it’s three. This time it was Emirates which left Maureen’s bags behind in Dubai (I was already in London), they had plenty of time to transfer the bags from one flight to the next so I guess the excuse w...

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