Half time goes by/Suddenly you’re wise/Another blink of an eye/Sixty-four is gone.
Just as the Bauhinia blakeana flowers in winter so, eventually, will our industry bloom out of darkness.
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” I often cite the words of Nick Carraway, the narrator in The Great Gatsby, but never have they seemed more apposite than they do at this point in mankind’s history.
“The ox, in Chinese culture, is a hardworking zodiac sign. It usually signifies movements so, hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again in the second half of the year.”
The Walshes are taking part in what’s been dubbed ‘The World Tour’ for Dreamflight this month. They will virtually travel (walking and cycling) some 44,000 kms to circumnavigate the globe without leaving home.
Courtesy of Kelly and Kiehl’s, and with both Moxie and the real Martin now having a body double in place, I’ll surely scale what had seemed not just a hill but a whole mountain range.
The travel bans and quarantine hotels are this new philosophy’s first, most shocking manifestation. For the first time since the mid-Forties, governments are preventing citizens from leaving their countries, via hard borders.
Look hard and you will see a Cathay Pacific aircraft rising steeply from Hong Kong International Airport, every bit as beautiful as a bird in flight.
Through some exquisite contemporary design and advanced techniques, Arte by Padaria turns the humble cake into a culinary and artistic masterpiece.
Life has changed so very much for every travel retail company on the planet since precisely one year ago today when the first death from a then-unnamed coronavirus was recorded in Wuhan, China.
‘If you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination.’ Over a near 50-year career, Torben has walked on plenty of both and cruelly, his final year in business coincided with the stormiest of them all.
In cities such as Seoul and Taipei we’ve seen plenty of flights to ‘nowhere’ in recent months. Is the Essence Corp Airlines destination more tangible?
I plan an alternative cry on this, the last day of 2020, an annus horribilis (Latin for ‘horrible year’, or in Antipodean ‘a bloody awful one’) if ever there was one.