Emirates EK655 – Colombo to Dubai, 3,307 kms
Not a bad way to start a holiday with the first leg of my Siberian Trek a flight on an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in Seat 1A!
In a couple of days I will start my Siberian Trek from Moscow to Vladivostok via Irkutsk. Have not been on an adventure for quite some time, can’t wait to board my flight to Moscow.Read more
It is that time of year again, time for the 2019 Singapore National Day Practice. Every Saturday from 15 Jun 2019 until National Day on 09 Aug 2019 the entire show is rehearsed TWICE each Saturday, which is a first.
I am lucky enough to have a great view of the preparations from my balcony. Though, IMHO, 8am on a Saturday is a bit early for Tanks…Read more
Odette serves Modern French Cuisine that, if you have the cash, is worth a try. Recommend booking well in advance to get a table, especially now that they are rated the best restaurant in Asia.
“We hope to make Odette an honest and welcoming experience for everyone. This is where every ingredient has its place and purpose, and is treated with the utmost care to highlight its purest flavours. Beyond creating signature dishes, it is our passion to source for the very best produce to underscore our cuisine.”http://www.odetterestaurant.com/cuisine/
One of the options is to pair wine with the Odette degustation menu. I recommend doing this as it adds to the experience as it is would be difficult to select the appropriate wines to go with each course.Read more
The weather was still very good on my second day in Madrid, so I went for another stroll / bus trip around the place. I also wanted to check out the Asia Exhibit at the Spanish Naval Museum (Y EL Museo Naval).
But before we go for a stroll, forgot to add a few pics of my Andalusian “snack” from the previous day.Read more
The reason I was in the area was to attend a work conference in Madrid Spain, so took advantage of the opportunity to have a look around the place.
Madrid is an attractive city in winter, doubt it would be as nice a place to visit in summer where the temp regularly exceeds 36C / 100F. There is not much cover, also explains why the locals escape in August.Read more