April 29, 2021
Intercontinental JNB - Swimming Pool

REVIEW – Intercontinental JNB Airport

This is a hotel that is moments away from the airport. It ticks all of the items in my basics checklist and also has a full size gym and excellent restaurant. The room decor is a cut above most airport hotels globally, as is the service. Unless you have a layover of over 20 hours I can't imagine why you'd consider anywhere else in Joburg.
April 12, 2021
Amilla 88 - REVIEW - Amilla : Sunset Water Pool Villa

REVIEW – Amilla : Sunset Water Pool Villa

It's safe to say that this stay absolutely blew away all of my expectations. Amilla is a resort that delivered not just on the things that I thought I wanted it fulfilled knew needs that I didn't even know I had. The food was comfortably amongst the best we've ever encountered in the Maldives. The bed was also the biggest and the snorkelling the best I've ever encountered. The variety of accommodation options is fantastic and the combination of beach, treetop, bubble and overwater could keep you entertained for weeks. 
April 11, 2021
ic maldives 1080x750 - AMAZING DEAL - $500 a night water villa with pool at the Intercontinental Maldives!

AMAZING DEAL – $500 a night water villa with pool at the Intercontinental Maldives!

You can book a fully refundable stay at the Intercontinental Maldives in an Ocean Pool Villa with breakfast and Club benefits for $500 per night!
April 11, 2021
Emirates First Class Lounge - Dubai, C Concourse

REVIEW – Emirates Lounge – Dubai (DXB) – C Concourse

They serve free flowing £500 bottles of First Growth Bordeaux in this lounge. What else do you really need to know?
April 11, 2021
nuriss PCR test

Nuriss – A Luxury PCR test in London

PCR Testing is an inevitability of the current travel environment and if you're UK based it certainly seems that this will be a requirement for some time to come. With PCR tests ranging in price from £100 to £200 or even more, I've been curious to try various options at the lower end of the pricing spectrum to see how they compare...
April 8, 2021
Emirates A380 First Class cabin

REVIEW – Emirates : First Class – A380 – London (LGW) to Dubai (DXB)

Expectations can be an odd thing. Emirates First Class is an internationally renowned product, even outside of the frequent flyer community people are likely to have heard of the shower suites and the on board lounge bar (which I had no time to visit on this short flight). This is a cabin which has a halo effect over the entire Emirates brand, meaning that people buy Economy seats on Emirates, on the basis of how good their First Class is...
March 22, 2021
Emirates Gatwick Lounge seating

REVIEW – Emirates Lounge – London (LGW)

This isn't the kind of place the you turn up early to experience, although outstation lounges very rarely are. The food is the only truly premium aspect of Emirates' Gatwick lounge offering. What's strange is how easily some glaring errors could be fixed to radically transform the experience...
March 11, 2021
constance moofushi 148 1080x750 - REVIEW - Constance Moofushi : Water Villa

REVIEW – Constance Moofushi : Water Villa

There are a lot of things to like about Constance Moofushi. The reef and lagoon are truly spectacular. If you're into diving, the Ari Atoll also has some of the very best dive sites on earth. The vegetation is lush and dense and the sand quality is fantastic too. This is not a resort which is lacking in natural charm.
January 22, 2020
sidi bou said tunisia

TRIP REPORT – An offer too good to refuse : A spectacular trip to Tunisia and Vietnam

When I saw an airfare from Tunisia to Vietnam flying a combination of Air France and China Southern (both for the first time!), with the possibility of an extended stopover in Paris for £650 per person, round trip - I booked instantly. No questions asked.
March 19, 2020
CZ business class lounge

REVIEW – China Southern International Sky Pearl VIP Lounge : Guangzhou CAN T2

I was extremely pleasantly surprised by the China Southern International Sky Pearl VIP lounge.My expectation was one of brusque or standoffish service, subpar food, no amenities and a lack of viable seating options.Instead I got to eat amazingly fresh and delicious Chinese food, participated in a tea ceremony and was able to charge my devices whilst sitting very comfortably in one of ten or more viable seating areas. The staff cleared plates and wiped tables at a prodigious rate and did so with a smile...
March 22, 2020
china southern a320

REVIEW – China Southern : Business Class – A321 – Guangzhou CAN to Saigon SGN

This was a superb flight and the defining feature for me was the service. This was better than I could ever have hoped for in short haul business.  The PA that talked us through the flight details, the prioritisation of business class passengers, the slipper service, instant clearing of wrappers and empty trays, proactive drinks top ups and the genuine warmth when the FA noticed Kamara's reading light wasn't turned on - all hallmarks of great service.
April 21, 2020
china southern a330 couple

REVIEW – China Southern : Business Class – A330 – Guangzhou CAN to Paris CDG

I found the seat to be private and comfortable, whilst featuring ample storage and decent IFE. The service was very focused, professional and also friendly.