Well I have never planned to blog about any airport that I have visited so far. However, there is always first time. That is Lanseria International Airport of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is a small privately owned airport currently undergoing renovation which caters for mostly domestic flight, an international flight and private chartered flight. In other words, Lanseria Airport is considered a low cost cargo terminal for budget airlines which are Mango Airlines and Kulula Airlines as well as Air Botswana. What really make me feel good about this airport are the amenities provided at the departure. Newspapers are given free for your own reading pleasure with free flow coffee and rooibos tea. Free 1 hour of fair usage wifi is provided at the departure hall. The atmosphere is also very relaxing. In my own experience, this is the one and only airport so far to have provided free coffee and tea. Of course I do not expect these kinds of facilities in any huge airport though but this is the first airport to be in my favorite list and ‘hope to return to’ airport.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
If you have the chance to transit in the Arabic region by taking a flight from Emirates Airlines or Qatar Airlines, you will be sure to enjoy turbulence free flight. Apart from that, due to cloudless region, you will be able to experience the vast landscape of deserts. Basically deserts are formed in 4 ways, high pressure, dry air currents, rain shadow and cold ocean currents. In addition to that there are 3 types of desert land forms namely, ‘Erg’, Reg’ and Hamada. Erg desert is the typical form of desert in our imagination aka the sandy dunes of Sahara. Reg desert on the other hand is a desert with tiny stones and rocks and Hamada desert represents desert with rocky land forms. The Grand Canyon is an example of vast Hamada desert. Okay, enough of Geography. This post will show you on the deserts of UAE, Saudi Arabia and Somalia as I have flew past these regions.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Dubai tried to fill up the city with buildings, water and plants to rejevunate the deserts.|
Friday, May 31, 2013
It's been a year since I got to fly on non-budget airlines and now I got to fly again back to Pretoria, South Africa for a short term assignment. After hearing numerous rave reviews about Emirates Airlines, I have decided (with some luck) to fly on Emirates Airlines for the first time. this is yet my another first experience flying on Emirates Airlines. As a small introduction, Emirates Airlines is an airline based at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
My flight transit at Dubai International Airport for nearly 24 hours before departing on the next day to Johannesburg and therefore I have managed to fly on two different Boeing 777 aircrafts even though I had hope for an Airbus A380. Well no complains as I have flown several times on the Singarore Airlines' A380.
|The Boeing 777 docked at Kuala Lumpur International Airlines (KLIA)|
Sunday, May 26, 2013
In continuation of the Dubai series, I will be sharing with my readers on the cool architecture and landscapes of Dubai during my half day trip. Due to lack of time, I decided that with the advise of a local Malaysian fellow blogger, Ramble and Wander, I decided to take the metro (public mass transport) of Dubai from one end to another end which ended at the airport for me to catch the connecting flight. This post will be a general post of the landscapes and architectural design of Dubai's organized city structures which will mark the end of my short Dubai exploration.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I am back again after two months hiatus. This time, with a trip to Dubai. No trip to Dubai will EVER be completed if you do not visit the Burj Khalifa, well the tallest tower in the world. With a height of 829.8m, the building was officially opened in the year 2010. Thanks to a fellow Malaysian travel blogger, Ramble and Wander for the tips he has given to me. The 163 floor tower was mainly constructed by Samsung Engineering and Construction Company .
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
It's been a year since my trip to Stockholm during the winter 2012 in February. As an introduction, Stockholm, was founded in the year 1250, and has long been one of Sweden's cultural, media, political, and economic centres. Stockholm is the largest city in Scandinavia. As part of the Stockholm Day and Night series, I would like to introduce my readers on Gamla Stan (means 'old town' in Sweden) of Stockholm. Gamla Stan was built on the central island and has been the core of Stockholm. The town dates back in the 13th century consisting of medieval style alley, cobbled streets and archaic architecture.
|No. 38 unit at the Gamlan Stan has been transformed into an old style 7-Eleven convenience store|