Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Spicer’s Balfour Hotel – New Farm, Brisbane

In Brisbane I am staying at the Spicer’s Balfour Hotel off Bowen Terrace in New Farm. New Farm is a quiet suburb close to the city centre, which can be easily reached on foot in about twenty minutes. The Spicer’s … Continue reading

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Brisbane by Bike

Perhaps the best way to get around Brisbane and see the city is by bike. Brisbane City Council provides an extensive network of rental stations from where you can pick up and return a bike to tour the city. In … Continue reading

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Going for a Run in… Brisbane

I’ll never let you see The way my broken heart is hurting me I’ve got my pride and I know how to hide All my sorrow and pain I’ll do my crying in the rain If I wait for stormy … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines, Business Class – A 330-300: Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane

INTRODUCTION I am feeling surprisingly fresh, all things considered. I woke up at 05:30 on 26 December to catch my flight from Zürich to Paris. And save for two hours’ sleep on the flight from Paris to Kuala Lumpur, I’ve … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines, First Class – A 380: Paris to Kuala Lumpur

“I have spent weeks in the dessert, forgetting to look at the moon, as a married man may spend days never looking into the face of his wife. These are not sins of omission but signs of preoccupation.” – The … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Economy Class – A 320: Zürich to Paris

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”                                                                                                          – Leonardo da Vinci INTRODUCTION I suppose I … Continue reading

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