James Taylor: Live in Singapore 2017

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Not my video. I paid for the cheap seats. I’m not sure how James Taylor found his way into my maelstrom of heavy metal and hard rock listening habits back in my younger days. But found his way, he did. To be honest it was a James Taylor “Best of” CD and I didn’t venture too…

Day Trips From Zurich, Switzerland

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December. What do you want? Sunshine and beaches to not think about the festive season or cold and snow and mulled wine to soak it all up? If it’s the latter then you can do a lot worse than travelling to Switzerland for the festive season. We had 5 nights based in Zurich over the…

Thaipusam Festival 2017

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Religious fervour has had its fair share of bonkers moments throughout history. Sadly, most of it involving killing/torturing non-believers or other people that an old book told you to…not that there’s anything wrong with that. Thaipusam, thankfully, restricts the torture to its very friendly and devote Hindu followers. Not that torture should play a part anywhere…

Metallica: Live in Singapore 2017

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Metallica. The smell of leather jackets, blue denim, and wet green self-graffitied parka jackets. The pointy fonted logo that nobody could replicate or emanate to express HEAVY METAL ever again. The Black Album. Playing air guitar to “Sad But True” and “Where Ever I May Roam“. The confusing negativity from old die-hard fans baying for…

7 Ways to Survive Airports

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I love travel. I hate traveling. Well, maybe dislike is the word. No, actually, it’s hate. Airports and flying are the irritants at the start and the end of the most amazing adventures you can experience. I’ve talked about the airplane part of that here in a previous post. So I’ve started trying to make my…

7 Ways To Cope With Flying

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Here’s how I barely survive the hell that is flying in the “cheap” seats in airplanes. 1. PLANNING My plan of survival starts with planning my travel months beforehand. Fact: some airlines have better planes, seats, and in-flight entertainment than others. I pay more for a better plane and a better airline and start from…

Flying Premium Economy on Singapore Airlines A380

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Fate and circumstance led me to recently purchase Premium Economy seats on Singapore Airlines’ A380 from Singapore to Zurich return. Fate and circumstance being that I was booking stuff last minute. I’m a bit anal about airplane seats. I know what I want. I want First Class. But I can’t. It’s all about the Benjamins. So…

England v Germany Old Bloke Football Match

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And so it was, on the 12th night of November in the year of our lord, two armies summoned forth the power of Tiger Balm and vigorous muscle rubbing to face each other on the battle field that is Singapore National Stadium. Mightier men have shown their unbridled enthusiasm and prowess on Singapore National Stadium’s hallowed turf than…

Staycation: Marina Bay Sands

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After spending two nights in relative solitude at Sofitel Sentosa Resort and Spa we targeted Marina Bay Sands for the next hit on our life savings and senses. Marina Bay Sands is always busy. 24/7. The day before while basking by the pool at the Sofitel I got an SMS from MBS asking for time…

Staycation: Sofitel Resort and Spa

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Sometimes even taking a one hour flight from Singapore can be too much energy to recharge the batteries. So you spend as much money as you would with flights and hotel and you spend a few nights in a hotel right here in Singapore. The hotel options on Sentosa are not cheap. We decided to…