Hotels – The Worst One & Some Good Ones in 2009
15 December 2009 | Living
The worst hotel of the year? McAlpine House in Broome, Western Australia. In 2009 I stayed in about 70 different hotels in 16 countries. Many of them were strictly one night stands although there were a fair number of two or three nighters, the longest visit was six n...
Aerial Views in 2009
13 December 2009 | Living
I love the ‘view out the window’ and take lots of photographs when I fly places but we don’t often get a good aerial look at the airport. Flying in to San Jose, Costa Rica the flight in front of us was a bit slow getting off the runway and our pilot had to abandon th...
Costa Rica – Arenal National Park
20 May 2009 | Places
My short circuit of Costa Rica started in San José from where I took a bus to La Fortuna.
Departing the San Carlos bus station in San José
La Fortuna stands a few km north of the active Arenal Volcano and – hardly surprisingly – most of the activity is centred...