Countries Visited (not including Turnarounds): Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, North Korea, Philipines, Russia, Singapore, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City
London | Perth | Sydney | Melbourne
Seatguru - Most Comfy Seats On Any Airline
pprune.org - Pilot's rumour network
Kangaroo with a Sweet Tooth
Kronicles of Kris
The Adventures of Alle Malice
Joel's trek across Asia/Europe in a Hilux
Phil's Wine Site
I Can Has Cheezburger
The Flying Pinto
Girl on Raw
Things Bogans Like
Bobby at Up, Up and a Gay
Straight Guy in the Queer Skies
Skin by Falter
Friday, December 22, 2006Hey guys, just thought I'd give you all a small update on what's been happening. So it's bullet point time again
And I just want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas and New Years. Fingers crossed next year will be more of a blast than this year. 3 comments
Friday, December 15, 2006Hey guys, just got back from the massive Sydney-Christchurch leg. It's really taxing on your body, especially as I just came back from a Melbourne-Singapore which was hard yakka. Some things of note -
My next flight is to Athens, which is looking to be a tad chili if weather.com is anything to go by. I have so much Xmas shopping to do... If only more people had an Amazon wish list it would make life so much easier. He he.
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Thursday, December 07, 2006From news.com.au, who always seem to be on the cutting edge of quality Australian journalism -
Which raises the question, how did she manage to get matches on board? Could have sworn it's classed as a "dangerous good" in the industry. Slack security if you ask me.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006Whenever I get a Singapore layover, there seems to be a routine I get into. I have breakfast at this little cafe, because the food is good, and it makes the per diems we get go so much further. And next door, is Bakerzin.
I went there for my final dinner in Singapore. (I had BBQ pork wanton noodle soup at another outlet the first day I was there, and was quite disappointed.) It's very spiffy, modern, and it had pastries in the bench display that made me want to break the glass and make off with bagfulls of cheese cake.
The seats were very strange. If you wanted to sit cross-legged then you could. And the decor was very much nature-inspired, with green trees stenciled on the chair back and tables.
It has the most amazing non-alcoholic drinks I have every tasted. This one here is a lavender violet lime soda.
And this one is the raspberry mint freeze. Doesn't look all that exciting but they're very good (and very easy to make too, should you have sorbet lying around in your freezer.)
Sadly the service was very very bad. It took 20 minutes for them to clear a dirty glass. I gave my meal order with a drink order and didn't receive it, having to tell them again when they finally cleared the glass. I was by myself, and the dining experience took almost a whole hour. I made it to the hotel half an hour before my wake up call. Not really ideal.
I'd still recommend going there though, if only because the food is really good. The chefs do the place credit. If only the waiters would lift their game, i'd spend all my money there.
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Sunday, December 03, 2006Hello, back in Singapore after a grand 18 hours in Melbourne. Kinda annoyed that I didn't get more time, and that I spent a lot of it at Activist to see what ALSF have been up to since I left. I did get to catch up with Chris though :-)
Yesterdays flight was full of dramas. First the SFS got shitty at me because there was a form I filled out that was supposed to be given to her, that I was waiting for a report on from her, and I left it in the galley for her to take, but she didn't have it at the end of the flight. So I copped it. :-( Then someone took my bag from the baggage carousel by mistake, and went through customs with it, and so I was left at the airport thinking my bag's been stolen. (Got it back though, but it's got "MEL" on the freakin handle and my name and staff number on the luggage tag.) Then coming out of the crew bus I stacked it, fell face first onto the pavement and now my ankle is stuffed.
Oh yeah, we also had Jodie Kidd in First class. With an old T-shirt and no make up on she's still drop dead gorgeous.
I'm off to do Xmas shopping. Need to catch up on the present count with Ash. 3 comments