My Pilot is on Strike

Ryanair’s pilots have decided to go on strike. Wouldn’t bother me much, except my flight was supposed to be on Ryanair. On Wednesday I got notice of its cancellation and got in touch with the airline to arrange for an alternative. That seemed almost too pleasantly easy. I do a quick search and find out […]

Cooling off in Riga

Visiting Latvia for a couple of days. Berlin is parched and it’s healthy for the mind to have a change of scenery on a regular base. By now I’m choosing my destinations with a highly sophisticated process: Going on skyscanner and seeing what’s cheap. Riga is nice so far. Friendly people and convenient transport system. […]

Cádiz revisited

Cádi, as the locals call it, left a good impression with me the last time I went (late 2015). Wanting to get out of Berlin for a few days and seeing that flights into Jerez were dirt-cheap, I decided to have a second look. The weekend was fairly busy with heaps of visitors from the […]

Anthony Bourdain

Years ago I stumbled across a show called “No Reservations”. Maybe a friend recommended it even. The centre of that show was Anthony Bourdain, professional chef, travelling around the world and eating. Eating local food, common food, street food. Watching him squat on a small plastic stool by the side of the road somewhere in […]

Dahab

Once a Bedouin fishing village, the small town of Dahab is now firm in the grip of tourism. The main bay’s waterfront is lined with restaurant after restaurant, with the occasional café thrown in. The other side of the road is just as densely packed with shops and tour agents. With Egypt’s tourism crippled anyway […]

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