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  • Thirty hours in hades

    Part one of a hap­haz­ard two-parter … Don’t get me wrong, I love Semarang. Small towns (pop­u­la­tion 4m or so) are sup­posed to be like this: vibrant, friend­ly to a fault, a…

  • Feel like I’m flying, I’m dying to say / “Want you forever and easy”

    Time to eat my words. A few weeks back I post­ed a com­ment on Lance Wig­gs’ blog. Lance had writ­ten some very pos­i­tive words about Air New Zealand in the post: A…

  • Fly the friendly skies

    I felt sor­ry for the guy in the Air­bus office at Jakarta’s Domes­tic Ter­mi­nal 1, Zone C. There he was, in a grot­ty lit­tle, dark and rather dirty room just before the…