Before I get too deep into this post, let me emphasize that I’m not a legal scholar (obviously), but rather am sharing my take on something I get a lot of questions about. Furthermore, I’m not making a moral judgment call here as to the ethics of traveling to countries with laws against homosexuality, and I intend to...
I love travelling and have so far managed to visit almost every country in Europe, and I think I’ve travelled through Europe at one time or another every single month of the year. So I’ve travelled when it has been so hot I thought I might faint, and trudged through freezing snow as well. Being Australian, but living...
Many airports offer VIP services for those who are willing to pay a pretty penny. For example, The Private Suite at LAX is probably the most exclusive such facility in the US. They have a separate lounge that’s not part of any of the terminals, and then you’re driven to the plane in a private car. But it’s...
On many international flights, before landing, the crew will walk through the cabin offering landing cards to anyone who needs to complete them. These are a slip of paper where passengers enter their details such as name, passport number, origin, reason for trip and customs declarations. Those passengers will then hand the landing card to the immigration officer...
As part of my four month trip, yesterday I flew from Berlin, Germany to the Canary Islands of Spain. This is my 11th time to Spain, so I wanted to go somewhere a bit different for a beach location. And it is… different here! Berlin has two airports – Tegel, which is the main airport, closer to the...
My thoughts on filling out airline and hotel surveys after a flight or hotel stay have shifted over time. Why you should be filling out airline and hotel surveys I used to not fill them out because I tend to think my time is more valuable than filling out surveys that ultimately just contribute towards a statistic, and...
I came across an interesting story about a New Zealand man on a recent Hong Kong Airlines flight. The 6 foot, 6 inch (1.98 metres) man, whose name is, would you believe it, Richard Mountain, was travelling on flight HX27 from Hong Kong to Auckland, which was operated by an Airbus A330-200. The Otago Daily Times is reporting that...
Saudi Arabia was supposed to start issuing tourist visas as of April 1, 2018, in an attempt to boost their non-religious tourism. However, for whatever reason there have been delays in implementing this, and more than six months later they’re still not issuing tourist visas. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about an interesting workaround to get a visa...

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