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The Satre addendum

Hell is other people . . . on a Ryanair flight. I dislike flying with Ryanair intently. The entire process is unpleasant — from booking on the website to the flight itself. The ghastly advert-ridden livery offends me. Their insistence … Continue reading

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Tokyo – London – Edinburgh (6,622 miles)

I was quite pleased to leave Japan behind. Don’t get me wrong: I quite like it there but, after nigh-on three months of living out of a bag, I was ready to go home. I was also a little fed … Continue reading

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Sydney – Melbourne (443 miles)

I have to say that I was surprised by just how much traffic was on the M5 freeway in to Sydney at 0530 and glad that I allowed plenty of time to get to the airport. I caught up on … Continue reading

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Auckland – Sydney (1,340 miles)

After drinking the night away in the Red Rock for the black Friday party and taking a cross-country route back to my friends place I was feeling pretty shabby when I woke up. I said my goodbyes once we’d pieced the … Continue reading

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Auckland – Queenstown (648 miles)

I left the vivid colours of Autumn behind me and headed for the distinctly chillier climes of the South Island. I did attempt to acclimatise myself beforehand though with a visit to Minus 5 Ice Bar in Auckland but there … Continue reading

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San Francisco – Auckland (6,598 miles)

I checked out of the hotel and arrived at the airport in plenty of time to reserve an exit window seat. Passed through security and went looking for a beer. Stocks were seriously diminished for some reason so I sat … Continue reading

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Toronto – Vancouver (2088 miles)

Isn’t technology wonderful? I was worried about missing the Champions League final and probably would have had to change my flight had Liverpool beaten Chelsea in the semi but it turns out that I needn’t have worried. WestJet had ESPN … Continue reading

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New York – Toronto (343 miles)

Despite the minor hassle of being sent back to security when I tried to board the plane at Newark the flight was fairly uneventful. I couldn’t quite make out Niagara Falls on approach to Toronto but hopefully I’ll get to … Continue reading

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We just don’t talk anymore

Flying back from a long weekend in Dublin I was delighted to find a vacant seat on an emergency exit row with extra leg room, which I always appreciate being quite tall. The seat was between two middle-aged people, a … Continue reading

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