Wacky Wednesday

Posted on 31st Oct 2012 by ian under Wacky Wednesday | No Comments »

Okay, guess people have always been a bit weird… but are they even more so these days thanks to the opportunity of internet notoriety?  Click on any photo to enlarge.


Dubai Accommodation

Posted on 31st Oct 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Highly recommend Dubai as a stop en route to a distant destination. The interlude gave us time to adjust the body clocks and see somewhere totally new and wonderful – and not that expensive to buy some lifetime memories. We chose the Novotel World Trade Centre in town – you can pay more (they have seven star hotels), you can pay less… but we found it good value – a …read more


Tuesdays Travels

Posted on 30th Oct 2012 by ian under Tuesday Travels | No Comments »

As a contrast to Dubai, photos where we will be this time next week – in the Cotswolds.  Click on any photo to enlarge.


DUBAI

Posted on 30th Oct 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

I’ve heard Dubai called ‘Disneyland in the desert’ – and I guess that’s accurate if you are taking about a man-made fantasy turned into reality. I did not know exactly what to expect but it more than met whatever those expectations may have been… The airport itself is almost worth the visit (right)!  The city is clean, the traffic flows, the architecture is stunning, water features abound, it is a …read more


Monday Moments

Posted on 29th Oct 2012 by ian under Monday Moments | No Comments »

Back with more daily regular bits of fun.  Here are some moments that are just a moment away from the picture being totally different. Click on any photo to enlarge.


Flying with Emirates

Posted on 29th Oct 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

We chose to fly Emirates mainly because we wanted to break the trip in Dubai but also because of good word-of-mouth.  It is a fabulous airline – friendly, attentive service, quality entertainment, super clean and food and wines all first class (even though we were economy).  Not all crew speak Arabic and you are just as likely to find crew from Australia, England, Malta or Canada as Emirati. An example …read more


Inflight Movie – To Rome With Love

Posted on 28th Oct 2012 by ian under Cinema | No Comments »

I must say I love in-flight movies.  I enjoyed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Magic of Belle Isle and even Katy Perry’s Part of Me but the stand out was Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love.  It’s had some very good reviews and some lukewarm reviews and I guess Allen would be used to that by now.  It gets a ‘very good’ movie review from me. On the surface …read more


Airports in a Wheelchair

Posted on 28th Oct 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Back & blogging again!

Posted on 27th Oct 2012 by ian under Travel Tales | No Comments »

Well, back in the land of reality and I will start posting about the recent trip to Dubai, England and Paris – it was certainly very different, being a disabled traveller and, while some things were not possible, some things perhaps even more rewarding.  I will kick off with the diary tomorrow with both what we saw and did and accessibility (and lack of) along the way. Before signing off …read more