Monthly Archives: August 2014

Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 330-300: Chicago to Zürich

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: train, train, bus, train, shuttle train Departs from: Grand station – red line Frequency: – Journey time: one hour and fifty minutes Fare: USD3 Following the relatively easy journey from O’Hare to the city a … Continue reading

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Miss Moneypenny

http://www.theartofshaving.com I can highly recommend a shop in Chicago which is called The Art of Shaving. They sell just about everything from shaving creams and aftershave lotions to shaving brushes and those old school shaving blades you can really quite … Continue reading

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Going topless and Anthropology

I never would have anticipated that it would be so humid in Chicago. Fortunately the sun is still hiding behind the clouds as I step outside just after nine. From the Langham I head south to the Millennium Park to … Continue reading

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Virgin America, Business Class – A 320: Los Angeles to Chicago

INTRODUCTION The Hilton LAX Airport really is a noisy hotel. Apart from the aircraft spooling up for departure right outside your window, there is also the noise form inside the hotel. You hear everything, every word spoken in the corridor … Continue reading

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Air France, Business Class – B 777-200: Papeete to Los Angeles

Oh very well then, I think I will leave now… My alarm goes off at 05:15. I step into the bathroom to take a shower and immediately shrink back at my own reflection. I am still a bit bleary eyed. … Continue reading

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Air Tahiti, Economy Class – ATR 72: Bora Bora To Papeete

The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd – The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over … Continue reading

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Bora Bora

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Air Tahiti, Economy Class – ATR 72: Papeete-Moorea-Huahine-Bora Bora

INTRODUCTION I’m finally on my last three legs. Today I fly from Papeete to Bora Bora, which is in fact the reason why I am taking this whole trip in the first place. Flight VT241 takes one hour and forty … Continue reading

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Air Tahiti Nui, Business Class – A 340-300: Auckland to Papeete

INTRODUCTION My friend A. drops me off at the airport at around 12:00, two hours before my departure to Tahiti. I am rather curious about this next flight. Not just because I am finally on my way to Tahiti, but … Continue reading

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Takapuna Beach

http://www.takapunabeachcafe.co.nz/ Takapuna Beach lies about 50 minutes away from Auckland airport by car. It really is quite a beautiful spot. Fortunately it has turned into a lovely morning; the wind has subsided and the sun has come out. It is … Continue reading

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