Jaipur – City Views, Roads and Rickshaws

Howdy all. Jaipur has been a focus on this blog now for the last week and a half. Today I have a video I'll spliced together from my last trip there back in 2018, the footage having been sitting lonely on my hard drive for two years now! It hasn't got me talking at all, …

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Airline Review – Air Asia KL to Jaipur (also KLIA2)

Hi all. Time for another (sigh) review. Air Asia would be the carrier to get me from South East Asia to India, after my SCOOT flight was cancelled when they decided to stop flying the route. I needed quickly to find another option, and so it was I rerouted to Kuala Lumpur and then took …

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First Taste – Istanbul (Turkey)

Istanbul is a seriously impressive city. I don’t know if, considering the troubles the country is having right now, it’s getting its usual flow of tourists – I suspect it is not. But for me it was my first taste of Turkey before heading south. Which is a little odd in a way considering I …

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SCOOT Scourge – Once Bitten, How Many Times Shy OR Will I Never learn the Lesson of Budget Airlines?

Howdy all. Yeah, a bit of a rant today. My travel plans temporarily thrown up in the air with the news that SCOOT cancelled their flights from Singapore to Jaipur. My flight was booked for the 12th of March, which by a less than happy coincidence is the date from which going forward they will …

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Pensive in Peshawar

Have you ever been to a place and you never quite felt settled? I’m talking in travelling terms here – where you spent your few days there somewhat unsure about the place and the people you met? And the experiences you had? Well, that was how I felt in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Now …

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Frequent Flyer Fun – Using Points

So after last week’s post about my frustrations with Qantas’s Frequent Flyer programme, I thought I’d write a post about earning and using frequent flyer points, because I do love to collect and use the points, even if sometimes there are headaches associated with the programs. Here in Australia Qantas probably is the program with …

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Sunday Spotlight – Rouen

Hello and welcome to another 'Sunday Spotlight'! This time I go back to June this year, so not far back at all really! To France, to Normandy, to a small city with a past tied up with perhaps France's most revered woman - Joan D'Arc. If you want to learn about Joan of Arc, well …

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