Reading the discussion forums on Tripadvisor, five hours in transit in Dubai doesn’t seem like enough time to get out of the airport and see the city. It feels as if the only way you’re going to see the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, is from an aeroplane window seat or on a pricy […]
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To get a sense of a city, take its public transport. You get to see some places that aren’t on tourist maps, all sorts of people – schoolchildren, salarymen, pensioners, migrant workers and more – and how they interact with the services. Singapore is no different in this regard, and you can see it all […]
You know the ennui that comes with waiting in transit at an airport? I know it too, and it doesn’t go away no matter how much lounge booze I consume. However, some cities and airlines are attempting to change that by offering free stopover or transit visa, a free sightseeing tour, or even free overnight […]
You know that annoying person who posts pictures of their business class experiences on social media? Sorry, I’m about to become one of them for this post #blessed. It’s about my first business class flight aboard a Finnair Airbus A350-900. Please forgive me for not being able to compare it with business class on other […]
The last few years have seen the addition of low-cost routes from Singapore to Athens, Berlin and Tehran (via Kuala Lumpur). That’s in addition to the existing flights to places beyond tropical Southeast Asia like Australia, Japan and China. A big part of what makes budget flights cheap is the ‘pay for what you need’ […]
For many people, Frankfurt is the first place in Europe that they land and the last that they leave, especially if they’re flying with Lufthansa. Despite that and its status as one of the world’s major financial centres, it doesn’t have a fantastic reputation as a tourist destination, due to the damage that World War […]