I'm not a religious person myself, but on my travels I have found the grand sacred places of the world to be nodes of tranquillity and majesty, places where the spirit soars and one might reflect on one's place in the cosmos. Ayasofya, Sagrada Familia, the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Kinkaku-Ji Temple in Kyoto; all sublime and uplifting.
2017 hasn’t been a year of revolution – at least in travel – so much as the continuation of established trends. Perhaps the most bothersome trend is the continuing regulation and commercialisation of travel. You might feel that you have more freedom and potential than ever before, but how much of that is just Big Business highlighting the options you already had?
“Do you remember the days when flying was still fun and something you would actually look forward to? Yes, that was a long time ago, right? But recently, I had a flight experience that reminded me of how it used to be. I flew from Los Angeles to Singapore (via Seoul) on my recent trip to Indonesia and here is my full Singapore Airlines review and why it was actually fun to sit for 17+ hours in a tin can above the Pacific.”
“Have you ever felt jealous of Business Class passengers who have access to Airport Lounges where they can relax, have drinks and taste special morsels prepared just for them? Dreading the long waits at the airport to board your international flight? Due to increased security measures passengers around the world now have to check in earlier than ever. Those three or four long hours can be very tiring unless you are travelling Business Class and have access to your airline’s Business Class Lounge. If you’re flying Economy, that problem has been solved by booking into a pay-as-you-go airline lounge, such as Plaza Premium Lounge Delhi and others spread over major airport hubs worldwide.”