The wedding rehearsal

The wedding rehearsal was everything - and nothing - I hoped it would be. I'd half expected mint juleps being sipped by elegant Southern belles, what I got was a friendly, down-home feast. Held on a ramshackle wharf called Crosby's Dock, there was a vat of vodka and mint infused punch, endless cans of beer... Continue Reading →

Feeling blue

When we lived in New York, I discovered a cheap and cheerful airline called Jet Blue that got us to Orlando and Cancun for a fraction of the price the other airlines were charging. And they've done us good service again to Charleston, well, aside from running 90 minutes late on their departure time (so... Continue Reading →

It’s over

Four days in New York goes pretty bloody fast. This morning we're heading to the airport for an 8am flight to Charleston. Working backwards, that means getting up at 5.30am. Yawn. I remarked to Husband that I think we're getting too old for short, long-haul holidays. We just don't have the stamina anymore. Yesterday we... Continue Reading →

Guilt-edged shopping

Talk about conflicting emotions - I'm sitting on my hotel room bed, watching news reports about the Boston Marathon bombings surrounded by my extensive New York purchases. It feels really wrong that life goes so blithely on. But, as a reporter noted from Times Square, New Yorkers have not allowed themselves to be paralyzed by... Continue Reading →

Lost Seouls

A word of warning for the naive traveller: Inchoen the Korean suburb isn't remotely close to Incheon the Korean airport. Catching a train to Incheon station, hopping in a cab and asking the driver to take you to the Incheon Regency Hyatt is a bit like arriving at the Christmas Islands and asking for a... Continue Reading →

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