A bus, a murder and a beer

After a pleasant afternoon wandering along the promenade and sampling a couple of local beers, attention turns to the nightlife. This is one of the few evenings when – possibly – I’m not likely to be overwhelmed by all things Eurovision, since the Malta Song final is a couple of days away. And yet, the…

Meedhupparu’s Got Talent

Day Seven : 30th March 2012 Mark made the first move. Someone was bound to do it sooner or later, but Mark actually took the plunge, and decided that he could do a better job at singing than the Official Entertainment. And boy, are the crowd happy. His rendition of Angels could easily pass a…

A Bizarre Birthday

  29th March 2012 – evening     I blame my passport. Either that or dark forces have been operating behind the scenes. But most likely it’s my passport.     It starts in the bar, before dinner. I’m used taking a seat and waiting for one of the waiters to take my order. But…

Plane Sailing

  Day Five : 28th March 2012      Before I continue with today, I should just wind back to yesterday. One of the highlights of a trip to the Maldives is how you get to your island resort. When I booked this holiday, it was compulsory to include sea plane transfers. And out of all…

A Hangar With A View

 FOR THE LATEST PICTURES, CHECK OUT THE MALDIVES 2012 ALBUM ON NEWS MUTT’S FACEBOOK PAGE Day Four : 27th March 2012 – Doha To Male Like many airports which have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, Doha is undergoing a makeover. And being in an Arab state, it’s of palatial    proportions. Unfortunately, it’s not…

Let’s Get The Hell Outta Here!

    Day Three : 26th March 2012 I’m not sure whether Classic FM is the idea radio station to be playing in the breakfast room of a hotel largely catering for German visitors. Who needs Basil Fawlty when the playlist consists of a military piece which, I think, celebrates the Battle of Britain. That bodes well…

A Hyde-ing To Nothing

Day Two : 25th March 2012 – London The more I get to explore London the more I like it. Up until a few years ago I always said that I loved visiting friends here but couldn’t stand to live and work here. Yet after a day travelling across the distinctively posh end of town,…

All Change – Postscript

Day One : 24th March 2012 – Paddington, London. Arrivals are preferable to departures in my view. And my pre Maldives weekend in London proves the point. Albeit via the Ascot Hotel near Paddington Station. Now since I’m on holiday I figure the laws of libel and defamation don’t apply. However, since my employers may be reading…

All Change

WELCOME TO THE LATEST TRAVEL BLOG. DUE TO SOFTWARE LIMITATIONS I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO POST ANY PICS THIS TIME AROUND. HOWEVER, PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE MALDIVES 2012 GALLERY ON NEWS MUTT’s FACEBOOK PAGE. ENJOY! Day One : 24th March. On a train. Holidays rarely have a glamorous start to them, but…