The American tipping culture is beyond a joke!

The USA tipping culture is becoming beyond a joke and the Americans are causing the problem!! Let me start with the definition of gratuity. The definition of gratuity is a sum of money given to someone who provides a good service or a favour as a way to show graciousness or thankfulness.  I have just returned from a three-week…

Ethiad Airways: Not great at all especially the food.

Ethiad Airways was a big disappointment for me. I was looking forward to flying Etihad after seeing the reviews and viewing the TV advert with Nicole Kidman, but it sure did not live up to my expectations. Especially with regards to food and service at the airport and onboard the flight. I flew business class…

How would I describe Dubai? “Simply Addictive”.

How would I describe Dubai: one word comes to mind “Simply addictive”. I have been going to Dubai now for over ten years and I still love it now as much I did when I first visited. Why? Because you know what to expect and it feels like home away from home.  It is a…

Qatar Airways: Have the “Je ne sais quoi”

I have been flying Qatar Airways for a few years now and I have to say they have the “je ne sais quoi” factor. Everything is just that little bit better than with all the other airlines. Let me start with the lounge at Heathrow airport. As you enter the lounge you are met with…

W Maldives – The most memorable experience of my life.

I have travelled most of the world and have always been put off going to the Maldives as I could not justify the extortionate prices to stay there. I always thought why would it be that great, what am I paying for, why is it so expensive, will the service even be good? So this…