Travelling Around Japan by Train Part 1

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Part II here. You’ve experienced some form of Japanese culture. Yes you. Food, ninjas, karaoke, origami, strange internet movies, to name but a few. Japan is unique. A good type of unique. Not present day Syria unique. So Japan shouldn’t be too hard to delve into as a tourist and it’s not. But it’s unique, and…

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…

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…

Seoul Survivor

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We recently visited South Korea (with a few footsteps into North Korea) for the first time since we arrived in Asia all the way back in 2008. I don’t know why we waited so long but I guess there were other places clambering for attention before it. So South Korea was that quiet kid in…