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Lufthansa, Business Class – Airbus A 321: Frankfurt to Malta

INTRODUCTION I’m on my way to Malta for this year’s edition of the Malta Marathon. I shall be running the half-marathon with a distance of 21.1 kilometres, which is in fact longer than the width of the island! I confess … Continue reading

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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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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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Emirates Airlines, Business Class – Airbus A 380: Dubai to Amsterdam

I awake to my 43rd birthday at five in the morning at the Sofitel Downtown Dubai. I’ve spent the whole week giving a course in Al Ain and now it’s finally time to head home. So I shall be spending … 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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Germania, Economy Class – Boeing B 737-700: Zürich to Rostock

INTRODUCTION Admittedly, I know I’m an embarrassment to all self-respecting southern Europeans, given that I really don’t handle the heat very well. On the other hand, having said that, it really is unusually hot in Switzerland right now – with … Continue reading

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Lufthansa, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Munich to Malta

Date: 04 March 2017. Departure: 09h35. Arrival: 11:40. From: München. To: Malta. Flight time: 2 hours 5 minutes. Seat: 2F, window. INTRODUCTION A while back I figured it might be a fun idea to participate in the Malta half marathon … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, Business Class – Airbus A 350: Doha to Frankfurt

Date: 17. February 2017. Departure: 08:00. Arrival: 12:10. Flight time: 6 hours 10 minutes. Seat: 4A. INTRODUCTION I have just enough time to upload and post my review of the Melbourne to Doha leg, and then it is already time … Continue reading

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Lufthansa, Economy Class – Airbus A 320: Zürich to Frankfurt

Date: 08. February 2017. Departure: 18:45. Arrival: 19:25. Aircraft: Airbus A 320. Flight time: 40 minutes. Seat: 20 E on the starboard INTRODUCTION After the snow the rain came. And then after the rain the cold returned. Only the grey … Continue reading

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Provincetown Fast Ferry: Provincetown to Boston

INTRODUCTION I spend six days in Provincetown. Essentially, my days consist of a leisurely breakfast followed by bouts of serious sunbathing and swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and bike rides along the scenic coastline. Although thanks to my sister A., … Continue reading

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