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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Airbus A 330-200: Surabaya to Jakarta

INTRODUCTION Had I already mentioned it’s the monsoon season in Java? Goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this. No sooner have we left the hotel, the rain starts. This must be what they mean when people … Continue reading

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Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya

Here’s the link to the Hotel The Majapahit Hotel, Surabaya was built in 1910 by Lucas Sarkies, who also founded The Raffles Hotel in Singapore. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The hotel has the same old world charm as … Continue reading

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Garuda Indonesia, Business Class – Boeing B 737-800: Jakarta to Surabaya

INTRODUCTION Surabya Johnny, warum bist du so roh…? Surabaya Johnny, no-one’s meaner than you… I just landed in Jakarta on a flight from Melbourne. We’re coming up to eleven in the morning. I’m not staying in Jakarta though. Instead, I’ve … Continue reading

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Iberia, Economy Class – Airbus A 319: Jerez to Madrid

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT After two months on the ground, I finally resumed my travels last Friday with a flight from Zürich to Madrid and then from there on to Jerez, where I gave a presentation on the implementation of … Continue reading

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Santo Stefano di Sessanio

Santo Stefano de Sessanio is a small, beautiful medieval town high up in the Abruzzi. For many years most of the village lay in ruins, a situation that was exacerbated by the fierce earthquake that shook L’Aquila in 2009 during … Continue reading

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Recanati & Loreto, Italy

The old town of Recanati lies perched on a hill in the Marche Region of Italy. To the east the Adriatic expands to the horizon in beautiful shades of dark blue, while to the southwest the Abruzzi emerge like an … Continue reading

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg is the capital of the Grand Est region of France and the official seat of the European parliament. It’s a very neat and pretty city that is easy to navigate on foot. The centrepiece of the city is, of … Continue reading

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Trelleborg, Sweden

Trelleborg is a quaint little town on Sweden’s southern cost. It’s really very small and there isn’t anything much to see, other than its quaintness. It’s the day after the summer solstice, which is a public holiday in Sweden. As … Continue reading

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TAP Air Portugal, Business Class – Airbus A 319: Lisbon to Amsterdam

Date: 29. April 2017. Departure: 09:20. Arrival: 12:50. Flight time: 2 hours 30 minutes. Seat: 1F, window. INTRODUCTION I’ve just completed another course in Lisbon. I’ve rather enjoyed myself. The Portuguese really make me laugh. No matter what’s going on … Continue reading

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Hotel Esplanade Zagreb

Once upon a time, a very long time ago and long before the age of airspace congestion and low cost carriers, when travel still had the aura of glamour and adventure and passengers travelled with a set of valises and … Continue reading

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