Take Me to Cuba
7 January 2013 | Transport
▲ This is Virgin Blue – the Australian offshoot – not the London-based Virgin Atlantic. I flew Virgin Blue down to Tasmania a few days ago
BootsnAll Travel alerted me to their new Indie website which, they claim, is the first one that lets you book Instant Pricin...
to Hellholes and back
29 April 2010 | Media
I read to Hellholes and back, Chuck Thompson’s account of the ‘art of extreme tourism,’ principally because he goes to Congo and I read most things that come up about that country. Chuck decides not to follow Conrad’s miserable haul up the Congo River, but instead end...
Fernando de Noronha
11 April 2010 | Places
▲ On the Cacimba do Padre beach with brown boobies perching on a rock
Sitting at a beach café, sipping a caipirinha, watching the sun set and trying not to be distracted by the girls on the beach in their fio dental, dental floss bikinis. Well someone’s got to d...
22 February 2010 | Transport
Flights that get diverted and end up somewhere unintended are always a pain in the neck. I’ve had a few over the years including one last year – it was my very first flight on a double-decker Airbus A380 and Qantas managed to take me from Los Angeles to Sydney instead...