NYE London 2014 29.12.2014 - 17.1.2015

What a whirlwind year it has been.  This year has been very tame with only one quick trip to Singapore over Easter.  That doesn't mean I haven't been travelling.  Let's say it's been about 50 domestic flights in the last six months. 

With all of that flying does come with some benefits.  This time, cashing in frequent flyer points earned with Qatar over the last couple of years and needing to use them by the 31 December.

So this is the situation.  You have enough points to fly business class to London.  What do you do, let them expire or take the trip?  Let the flying begin!


My seat.   2B or not 2B?  Better be 2SB ;)


The flight


London


God bless you British Airways. Alcohol at 5am!

So many places to fly to. Which one will it be?

Sunshine coming through

Geneva Switzerland!

Uh oh. Left or right?

Driving to Val d'Isere, France

Val d'Isere Ski Resort France
Val d'Isere Ski Resort France
First time touching snow.
It's cold and fluffy. 
French fortune cookie 

English translation

The training mountain
The training mountain
The uninitiated learner
The uninitiated learner
My competition
My competition

YNWA STEVIE G
YNWA STEVIE G

My ski run 
Oysters that are numbered by size. We are so behind.
Click to view restaurant. 
Hope all are ok and safe from bushfires. 
Back to Geneva Switzerland. 
This morning France.
This afternoon...?
Three countries in one day. 
Breakfast
I needed this 5 years ago when in Zurich. Buying a bus ticket in Switzerland is not easy!
Speechless!
Love the Swiss. Where else can you buy cheese duty free at the airport in the world?
Could I really fly Alitalia?
Not Alitalia but Swiss airways
You'll definitely feel better with this Swiss!
Yes that is a full size champagne bottle. 
Thanks Swiss!
Verdict? A+
Definitely will fly Swiss again. 
Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps
Yum. Seriously tasted great!
From snow to rain. 
How festive is this for a flight!

Arrival in Chania, Crete Greece

Not Italy but Crete Greece
Not Italy but Crete Greece

Annual blessing of the waters ceremony.  Freezing.

Annual blessing of the waters festival
Annual blessing of the waters festival

SB goes off the grid for 48 hours. 

No phone. No wifi. No electricity. 

I survived being off the grid.  I won't be doing that again. 

Most western part of Crete... Beach amazing
Most western part of Crete... Beach amazing
I found an ancient wheel from 3,000BC
I found an ancient wheel from 3,000BC
The only way in and out is via this tunnel
The only way in and out is via this tunnel
No. Not Mt Fuji
No. Not Mt Fuji
Sitia Crete
Sitia Crete
How to work up a sweat?  Come to Dubai airport. I really dislike Dubai airport this year. More to follow. Maybe I should go back to Athens to stay calm :)
Where to now?
Where to now?
How can you not love an airline that has tailor made paper towel rolls in their aircraft!
How can you not love an airline that has tailor made paper towel rolls in their aircraft!
Longest airport terminal in the world
Longest airport terminal in the world
See what I mean re magazines. Exactly "suit yourself".
See what I mean re magazines. Exactly "suit yourself".
Me in 30 years time!
Me in 30 years time!
Not coping - out of order.
Not coping - out of order.
Tall people (even I) may struggle with this business seat when sleeping.
Tall people (even I) may struggle with this business seat when sleeping.

告别香港 - Goodbye Hong Kong