Impressions of Australia

The Blue Mountains

Australia has always been on my bucket list but it had made it to the top. In the end, it was family ties that took us there. And I’m glad they did because it turned out to be a treat and my expectations were routinely exceeded. Australia has its problems, as every country does, but it […]

First class to Singapore and Little India   

The view to Marina Bay from our hotel

As upgrades go, it couldn’t be better. Arriving at Heathrow for our business class flights to Singapore, we were told by the check-in assistant that we were going to be enjoying the 13-hour flight in First instead. I could hardly believe our luck! With better food, better champagne and a better bed, it was going to […]

Croatia: By the Adriatic at Lapad   

Looking down the bay towards Lapad Beach

Croatia has a memorable coastline. It’s jagged, scarred and never dull. Hundreds of islands of all shapes and sizes, covered in greenery, lie amid the sapphire blue of the Adriatic sea, some inhabited, some deserted. From thousands of feet up in our Monarch aircraft, I watched these islands pass by. The sea looked as flat as […]