Train Journeys – Lisbon to Porto [Portugal]

All aboard! Time to take the train from Lisbon to Porto, and see just what an experience on the trains of Portugal is like! And back again for good measure! Today’s amazing train journey sees me travel from the station of Santa Apolonia, in Lisbon, up to Campanha Station – the main train station in …

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Air Astana – Incredible Views! Airline Review

So. Air Astana. How is it? I mean, it’s probably not an airline you’ve considered flying unless you were heading to Central Asia, but actually it could be a useful airline going forward coming from Asia to Europe. It’s reasonably priced and connects primarily through a quiet airport in Almaty or further north in Nur …

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Singapore Airlines – Second-Best Airline in the World? A Review

Howdy all. Flicking the clock back to the 27th of October 2019 now to the first flight I took in the trip, from Melbourne to Singapore with Singapore Airlines. I’ve titled my post as such because I chanced upon an article on the world’s top airlines which put Singapore Airlines (via vote I think) as …

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Airline Review – Emirates – How’s its Reputation These Days?

Well folks, the review season is about to start! LOL, well, I’ll try not to go overboard here. Seven weeks away finished with three flights, the first two of them on Emirates. I thought I’d start by looking at Emirates because they are one of the world’s biggest and most popular airlines. From Australia to …

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Tasting Surfer’s Paradise – Brazilian Flame Bar & Grill

Before heading to Surfer’s Paradise earlier this year I did a bit of an online look at restaurants and picked two out that I thought I’d like to try. Now, I’ll be honest, although I sure like eating I have never considered myself a ‘foodie’ (and I feel utter disdain for the art of ‘plating’, …

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All Aboard… Virgin Australia! (airline review)

Last year I took Virgin Australia for the first time. A flight from Sydney back to Melbourne, then flying from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) and then back from Brisbane. Three flights in one year, all domestic, how did I find them? Virgin (worldwide and in Australia) is of course the airline of billionaire …

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Accommodation Review – The Point, Brisbane

A couple of weeks back, my wife I were holidaying in Queensland. I might have previously mentioned. It included 3 nights in Noosa Heads and one night in Brisbane. It was an interesting city to return as I’ve only been once I think, and that was in 1988 to ‘Expo ‘88’. That time I was …

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Accommodation Review – Trevene Hotel, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

The hillside town of Nuwara Eliya is something a little special in Sri Lanka. Lakes and cool weather, a gateway to the area, a wonderful train ride there and further afield. And the Hotel Travene, where I stayed there back in late March, is also something special. The English have a long tradition of trying …

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Airline Review – Sri Lankan Airlines

This year I had the opportunity to take Sri Lankan airlines for the first and second times. I flew from Delhi to Colombo and from Colombo to Melbourne. Sri Lankan Airlines is a full service airline based in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. And if you want a direct service to or from Australia, …

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