Leo’s travel journal

Leo’s travel journal and other juicy bits…

I’m back!

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This was a post sitting in my “Drafts” box since the end of March 2010…

It was a thrilling 20-day, 12 flights, 18000-mile run across 5 countries, 3 different time zones, 6 different cities!

But yeah I’m back for now and will be staying put for at least the next two weeks or so.

Travel aside, the medication that I am on has left me with well, not too much weight (4kgs lost) but with a gargantuan appetite.

What a contradiction it is. Having to change my lifestyle basically to wake up early to pop pills on an empty stomach is going to be a foreseeable problem.

Oh well let’s see what happens. Had a great weekend last week with birthday celebrations (happy birthday once more, Sherrie, Shawn and NeeOn) at Checkers where I had the honour of being the glorified birds’ nests cultivator. Finesse at its best really *rolls eyes*

Food was good though – that said, I found monotony in the presentation, side dishes and the overall tastes of the dishes.

Now on to the main dish – I did this trip with a new colleague and travel companion (who’s European).

It was truly stressful for me as he was new with the company; yours truly had to be the nanny.

I hate it when grown adults are tardy, especially when it comes to time; I hate being late to appointments, especially with clients.

The nonchalant attitude that the travel companion adopted was really a pain in the ass. I finally learnt to let go and gave the fuck off to do whatever I needed to do at MY time – with or without him.

I really miss the joys of travelling alone (especially on business trips).

More updates soon!


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14 July 2010 at 10:31

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Its been a long time, hasn’t it?

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I know I know it’s time for a comprehensive post.

I’ve not been in the best of health, and my mind’s been pretty preoccupied with the marriage, new house and work as well.

Will churn one out soon! Be patient with me, oh ye faithful readers!

My entire body’s aching due to gym!

Speak soon… 🙂

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4 April 2010 at 16:38

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First Europe trip of the year…

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Thai Airways
Scandinavian Airlines


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2 March 2010 at 23:25

Best news from Starwood so far…

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Free in-room internet access for Platinum members!

Read all about it here!

Now, to sort out that freaking Russian visa issue.

I’m still stuck at home by the way…

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25 February 2010 at 22:49


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The first post of the year, kicks off with an announcement – yours truly has been diagnosed with TB disease. I’ll be on medication for the next 6 months (at least).

What a way to kick off the new year.. Sigh..

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18 February 2010 at 23:48

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Seasons Greetings!

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Wishing all you readers (if any remaining ones), seasons greetings and happy holidays!

There will be no further updates until 2010.

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11 December 2009 at 17:49

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And it’s a wrap!

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Image courtesy of Singapore Airlines

So here’s the wrap of 2009 (travel wise).

A little premature seeing that there is a little over 2 weeks of 2009 to go, but I don’t have any foreseeable flights in these weeks – so here goes.

Actual distance flown

2008: 57,948 miles (93,249km, 2.33 times around the earth along the equator)

2009: 84,976 miles (136,755km, 3.41 times around the earth along the equator)

Variance: +46.64%

Time spent on-board flights

2008: 127hrs, 19 mins

2009: 201hrs, 50mins

Variance: +59%

Number of flights

2008: 47

2009: 64

Variance: +36.17%

Countries visited

2008: 12

2009: 16

Variance: +33.33%

Airlines flown

2008: 6

LOT Polish Airlines (LO), Lufthansa (LH), Malaysia Airlines (MH), SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK), SilkAir (MI), Singapore Airlines (SQ)

2009: 13

Air Asia (AK), Berjaya Air (J8), British Midlands (BD)Croatia Airlines (OU), Firefly (FY), Indonesia Air Asia (QZ), Lufthansa (LH), Malaysia Airlines (MH), SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK), Silk Air (MI), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Swiss International Airlines (LX), Thai Airways (TG), Turkish Airlines (TK)

Variance: +116.67%

Longest Flight (distance)

2008: 6,394 miles, 11hrs 56mins, Singapore (SIN) – Frankfurt (FRA)

2009: 6,539 miles, 13hrs 45mins, Singapore (SIN) – Amsterdam (AMS)

Variance: +2.27%

Longest Flight (duration)

2008: 11hrs 56mins, 6,394 miles, Singapore (SIN) – Frankfurt (FRA)

2009: 13hrs 45mins, 6,539 miles, Singapore (SIN) – Amsterdam (AMS)

Variance: +13.83%

Shortest Flight (distance)

2008: 139 miles, 45mins, Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK)

2009: 142 miles, 45mins, Copenhagen (CPH) – Gothenburg (GOT)

Variance: +2.16%

Shortest Flight (duration)

2008: 45mins, 139 miles, Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK)

2009: 45mins, 142 miles, Copenhagen (CPH) – Gothenburg (GOT)

Variance: 0%

Fastest Flight

2008: 536 mph, 6,394 miles, 11hrs 56mins, Singapore (SIN) – Frankfurt (FRA)

2009: 551 mph, 5,597 miles, 10hrs 10mins, Frankfurt (FRA) – Bangkok (BKK)

Variance: +2.80%

Slowest Flight

2008: 185 mph, 139 miles, 45mins, Kota Kinabalu (BKI) – Sandakan (SDK)

2009: 162 mph, 162 miles, 1hr, Munich (MUC) – Zurich (ZRH)

Variance: -12.43%

Average Flight (distance & duration)

2008: 1,233 miles, 2hrs 43mins

2009: 1,328 miles, 3hrs 9mins

Airlines frequent flier membership

2008: MH Enrich Blue, KL Flying Blue, SQ Krisflyer Elite Silver (Star Alliance Gold)

2009: MH Enrich Blue, KL Flying Blue, OZ Asiana Diamond (Star Alliance Gold), SQ Krisflyer Elite Gold (Star Alliance Gold)