Category Archives: Holiday

Budapest, communism and airline crew hotels

There’s something I’ve learnt about the children of pilots (and I’m talking about youngsters here – please tell me teenagers are different?). A pilot’s offspring might fly before they take their first teetering steps; their school friends might hail from … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Expat Olympics

If you think about it, it’s a funny ole thing that expats spend such a big chunk of the year away from their adopted home, living out of a suitcase. While most people take two-week holidays, for expats six to … Continue reading

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A wing and a prayer

“You look nervous – you okay?” DH put the car in park and laid his hand on my knee. “You don’t have to come if you don’t want to.” “I’m fine,” I lied. “There’s no way I’m watching you all … Continue reading

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Home for the holidays (on DH’s sleigh)

Holiday travel got a whole lot more exciting on Christmas Eve – a special day for us as DH flew us home! It took a while to get off the ground: ten minutes before push-back, there were 121 passengers missing, … Continue reading

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Travel post: Stepping back into antiquity

Finding yourself alone inside a pyramid is now a real possibility After the revolutionary chaos of the past few years, many people will have struck Egypt off their list of must-see places for the time being. With good reason. But … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! Love Circles x

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Work-to-rule Santa

Where would Christmas be without a repeat? Here’s a rerun from 2011 … apologies if you’ve heard it all before. At the Wafi mall this morning there was a long line of harassed-looking parents, with kids orbiting round a giant … Continue reading

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