Where I’m At: October, 2009 – London

Visiting London – 10 years on Ahh London, it’s good to be back. This city feels like my second home, and for a while it was my home. 2009 marks 10 years since I first came to London. I arrived in 1999 on a 2 year working holiday visa, unaware at the time that I […]

The Tomb of Sir Richard Burton

In the leafy suburbs of Southwest London is a small parish church cemetery that has one of London’s most remarkable tombs. The tomb is of Sir Richard Burton and his wife Isabel. [Burton Mausoleum – St Mary Magdalens Mortlake] Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was a remarkable man in an age of […]

Flight Review: easyJet – Gatwick to Gibraltar

Flight: easyJet EZY8901 Date: 13 Nov 2008 From: London Gatwick (LGW) To: Gibraltar (GIB) In October 2007 easyJet bought fellow UK carrier GB Airways. Most of the flights operated by GB Airways have since been integrated into the easyjet network. The acquisition meant that easyJet now has rights to fly to Gibraltar. I was travelling […]

A self guided tour of Banksy in London

Banksy pieces can be found in several places around London. I used a Banksy Locations Map put together by Art Of The State to track down many of these. They pin the works on google maps and are quick to mark any that have been removed. [Cherub with a bullet proof vest] [One nation under […]

Flight Review: Oasis Hong Kong – London (LGW) to Hong Kong

Oasis Hong Kong was an airline based in Hong Kong. They ceased operations in April 2008. This is a review from my flight in 2007 which remains in the Flight Review archive. Oasis Hong Kong is a long-haul low-cost airline based in Hong Kong. They currently fly to London and Vancouver and are expanding to […]