The Sad Story of Balalae Island
28 February 2012 | Places
On my way north through the Solomon Islands and on to Bougainville in Papua New Guinea I flew in to Balalae or Ballalae Island. I spent a couple of nights at nearby Shortland Island before thumbing a boat ride to Bougainville with islanders heading to Buin for the Sat...
26 December 2010 | Transport
It's my annual look back at the year's travels. This year I started with Museums & Galleries, moved on to Cars & Bikes, then Animals & Wildlife, followed by Big Buddhas, 10 Books and finally Beaches. Today it's my favourite Aerial Views of 2010.
Repair an A380 – 14 June 2011?
17 November 2010 | Transport
▲ Crossing the Pacific in a Qantas A380, view from the tail-mounted Skycam
How long before the Qantas fleet of A380 aircraft gets back into the air? They’ve been grounded since QF32 suffered an ‘uncontained engine failure’ on take-off from Singapore's Changi Airp...
London to Australia – Aerial Views
16 November 2010 | Places
Our October trip from London to Australia was long and low so there were plenty of aerial views. Starting with our first stop on Jersey, just over an hour out of London’s Biggin Hill Airport. Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, close to the French coast, but British...
The Hotel Internet Connection Rip Off
11 November 2010 | Living
Earlier this year I spoke at a hotel conference in Macau and listed 10 things I don’t like about hotels – I’ll put that list up on this site in the next week or two.
Meanwhile I’m going to vent about my number one hotel dislike – inflated internet connection charge...