Category Archives: lounging

Milan Linate Lounge Update

I realise that this post may not be relevant for many people, but if you should find yourself in Milan’s Linate airport with access to a lounge, the Priority Pass lounge has moved and is now called the Leonardo lounge. The good news is that the new lounge is much nicer than the old one, […]

How Long?

Gosh, I’ve just noticed how long it’s been since I posted anything here. May 2009 is the most recent post before today. In my defence, I have been rather busy I married the very lovely Ruth on October 21st last year. In the Las Vegas Hilton. And oh my goodness, it was fabulous. We stayed […]

Hilton Stockholm Slussen

This week I’ve been staying at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen. In fact it’s the only Hilton in Stockholm. I’ve been very impressed. There is an “Environmental Statement” 12-page booklet in your room which tells you how much the hotel has done to help the environment. So I can tell you that, for example, energy consumption […]

Prague Hotels (Again!)

I recently spent a week in Prague at the Intercontinental Hotel. Unfortunately, their swimming pool was closed for maintenance for the entire week. However, they arranged for a hotel car to take guests (for free) along to the Hilton where we were able to use their pool and spa facilities. When I finished, I just […]

Weight Update

Last week I apologised for being weight-obsessed. This week you’ll just have to deal with it – I’m losing weight, I need to tell you about it This week I lost 1½ lbs. So, less than last week, but still going in the right direction. I think last weekend was particularly problematic because we were […]

Dr Jan's Top 3 Places to have Afternoon Tea

Currently, my top 3 venues for afternoon tea, in reverse order, are: 3. The Savoy 2. Fortnum and Mason’s 1. The Dorchester You can see all my articles about tea here

La Galleria Restaurant at Malpensa Airport, Milan, Italy

View from the posh restaurant at Malpensa airport, originally uploaded by rev_dr_jan. Tucked away at the top of terminal 1 in Malpensa airport is the rather excellent La Galleria restaurant. Remarkably, the chef has 2 Michelin Stars! There was a 50 euro fixed price degustation menu, along with some 35 euro less extravagant menus and […]

BA Business

I’m back in Bucharest again this week, and I flew out on British Airways. The flight was delayed for a while, but I was in no hurry, I had a whole day to travel. At the gate, the friendly staff were feeding tickets in to the ticket reader, tearing off the stub and checking passports. […]

Lounge Deluxe

I seem to be having a bit of a lounge day today. I’ve been in Paris working, so I was in the lounge waiting for the (delayed) bmi flight back to Heathrow this afternoon. When I got back to the airport, it turns out that we managed to make up some time on the flight, […]