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Don’t ever order this on your flight…..

flight attendants

They have to deal with small confined spaces, irate passengers and clean dirty toilets, but there is one thing you don’t want to ask a Flight Attendant for.


DIY botanical touring in Oman


Over the years I have turned into a botanical ‘twitcher’.  Like avid birdwatchers, I am forever keen to expand the number of (plant) species I encounter and can identify ‘in the wild’. Until Oman’s rich botanical heritage is showcased at the Oman Botanic Gardens (still a few years away I suspect) I recommend a ‘do-it-yourself’


The Vasa Museum – A must visit when in Stockholm

vasa museum

  Like the Titanic, the warship Vasa – the pride of the Swedish Navy’s fleet – keeled over and sank on her maiden voyage. The year was 1628, the captain was promptly arrested, interrogated and imprisoned – then released and no one was held responsible for the disaster. The 69-metre-long vessel capsized after being struck


The top 4 Michelin restaurants in Paris

Michelin restaurants in Paris

The French love to eat as much as they love to cook! And, Paris happens to be one mecca for food. From quaint bistros to high-end classy gourmet restaurants which serve the finest products of sheer gastronomical experiments. But the Michelin-starred restaurants are a league apart. Here’s a list of the best Michelin restaurants in


Is Singapore the ultimate Asian travel hub?


Singapore is a beautiful city-state that features dazzling skyscrapers, world-class infrastructure, and popular attractions. It is often referred as the epitome of the melting pot of several diverse cultures, cuisines, customs, and traditions from all over the globe. Having gained independence in the year 1965, the city-state has grown by leaps and bounds in transforming


Wild Bill and Calamity Jane – travel to Deadwood, Dakota, the Wild West

Students of the Wild West refuse to give up their search for an answer to the question that’s baffled experts for over a century: just what was the real relationship between legendary Wild Bill Hickok and less than law abiding Calamity Jane? David Ellis heads into the wild west of Dakota to investigate.


Helsinki: Europe’s new cool


With a stopover in Singapore, travelling to Europe just became a whole lot more fun and relaxing. Roderick Eime tests Finnair’s new Airbus A350 en route to Helsinki.


Manchester terror attack: travel insurance cover explained

travel insurance

The horrific terror attack in Manchester has triggered a change in travel advice for Australians headed to the UK. The terrorism threat in Britain has been upgraded from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ (the highest of the UK’s four domestic threat levels). What should travellers do if they are visiting the UK?


A week in Brittany

“Leaning out the window of our accommodations on the rural outskirts of Bordeaux we’re assailed by two things: a cat which wants to come in and share our comfort, and the scent of the garden. First to hit me is the strong perfume of lavender; it is everywhere. There was a mist or a bit


Slow Sunday in Slovakia


Sunday morning in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and for those intrepid early risers taking a dawn stroll along the banks of the river Danube, there is company to be had: groups of young men are shuffling, somewhat unsteadily, back to their hotels after a hard night’s partying. Ian Jarrett explores the Post-Communist generation in