flying

Getting a bit philosophical

That god damn jet stream

I have my fear of flying fairly under control these days. This is mostly thanks to exposure therapy (aka traveling for work) and those magical Gin Gins that set my mouth on fire to distract me from the turbulence. But holy hell the flight I just got off almost had me back to my crying […]

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Travel

The longest flight in the world.

For once this is not some sort of click-bait title, I legitimately went on the worlds longest flight (by distance) to fly from London to New Zealand a couple of days ago. The reason this post is a couple of day delayed is because HOLY CRAP THE INTERNET IN NEW ZEALAND IS BAD. And my […]

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Expat Help

Things I’ve learned from flying long-haul with a fear of flying

I have flown to New Zealand from London three times this year, which while amazing & lucky that I got to see my family so often, is also marred by the fact that I am terrified of flying. Being trapped in a fiery tin can of death for about a week of my life this year […]

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Travel

Stress free flying

I told you in my last post how flying and me are not best friends. Actually make that frenemies, flying gets me to amazing locations and fun adventures, but I just freak out at the actual being in the air bit. Now annoyingly not only am I a Kiwi living in London,  but also a […]

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Travel

My moment over the clouds

Ever had something you were dreading turn out to be a magical experience? I can pinpoint the exact moment I became a terrible flyer, I was 19 and travelling back to London from Dublin. It was my 20th flight in 5 months (don’t judge, I was an excitable kiwi on a university exchange*). The turbulence was terrible, […]

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Travel

China Southern Airline review

Ok team, let’s get airline serious. To travel the 18,000km home involves a minimum of two flights, 22hours in the air, 6 hours waiting in airports and at least one moment where you want to kill a child. And that’s a minimum. Given the hellish journey I have always paid the extra to fly either […]

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