The Suite It’s always sad to leave the Cathay Lounges at Hong Kong Airport (they are amazing), but I make the journey through the terminal to the boarding gate. I board the flight to London and it is the same Cathay product as my flight from…

Cathay Pacific First Class (Hong Kong to London)

You’ve probably read my posts of the fine dining scene in San Sebastián, including the Michelin Star restaurants which adorn this beautiful part of the world. However some of the most appealing dining experiences you will have in San Sebastián are the lovely tapas bars across…

San Sebastián Tapas Bars

I am here at Mugaritz to engage in a tasting experience which was meant to be pretty unique. Mugaritz is a pioneer in creative and experimental molecular gastronomic cuisine.  Under the supervision of Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz provides guests with little “tastes” over 25…

Mugaritz (San Sebastián)

I arrive at Martin Berasategui and the restaurant is situated in among beautiful leafy surroundings with a lovely signature swirly logo of the name placed in the front lawn to welcome you to the restaurant. The service is attentive and I am seated in the…

Martín Berasategui (San Sebastián) 10/10

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I leave the comfort of the American Airlines Flagship Lounge and head to the boarding gate for the long flight to Hong Kong. I am flying with Cathay Pacific and this is my first long-haul flight with them (I have previously traveled from Hong Kong…

Cathay Pacific First Class (New York to Hong Kong)

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As some of you know I traveled last year from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX). It was my first experience traveling with an American carrier and domestically within the USA. Prior to that I had avoided this intra-USA travel because I had heard…

American Airlines First Class Lounge (JFK)

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The View So today I am having lunch at a lovely New York restaurant with the most amazing view. It’s Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental. The restaurant has stunning views over Central Park and the New York skyline as well as the plush decor of…

Asiate (Mandarin Oriental New York)

Jean Georges is one of the finest restaurants in New York and is located opposite Central Park. Its a lovely location for a fine dining establishment. Here is a little video of the view from the dining room. The background tune I have used is…

Jean Georges Restaurant (New York)

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I am in New York after a marathon flight from Sydney to Dallas then through to New York. It was a long journey. I am staying at the JW Marriott Essex House and its a beautiful hotel located right next to Central Park and in…

JW Marriott Essex House (New York)

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I am off to jet around the globe on my next round the world trip. My first leg of the journey is the voyage from Sydney to Dallas. This was once the world’s longest flight at c.13,800km (over a third of the distance around the world) and…

Qantas First Class (Sydney to Dallas)

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