I flew with Thai Airways for the first time in 2004 and, between 2004 and 2009, I took several economy and business class flights, both international and within Thailand. From the first flight, it became my favourite airline.
In the last few years Croatia has become a major tourist destination, especially Dubrovnik, Split and Hvar. Flights have become expenses as a result and hotel prices are starting to approach more established areas of Southern Europe.
I lay on the cool grass by a picturesque lake while a dry hot sun cast the last rays of the day. It was a Sunday and the locals were busying themselves at Victory Park enjoying the weather and the fountains.
In one particularly memorable episode of the classic 80s TV show Dallas, oil baron JR Ewing spitefully says to his half-brother Ray “You’re nothing but a dumb cowboy.” Ray replies “Yeah but I can still knock you on your butt.”
Travel in Spain was once viewed in a negative light: from the package holidays of Torremolinos, to 18-30 Canary Islands partying, timeshares and holiday homes for British gangsters. It’s a country that I thought held few surprises - until I visited Seville.