Singapore – a nice way to unwind.

Saturday 3 June, 2017

Old fashioned service with a smile seems to no longer be “on trend” at most hotels. Some impersonal Receptionist, usually very good looking but who appears to have overdone the Botox and can’t smile, checks you in without a smile in super fast time with little or no information. No wonder so many guests return to say that their Key Card does not work – they just haven’t been given instructions on how to use it!

Not so here at the Concord Hotel in Singapore. The Porter whose name I do not know but has been here since I first started staying in 2013 met me at 6.30am this morning with a cheery “Welcome Back” and a freshly squeezed fruit juice mocktail.”Just to freshen you up”, he said in a fatherly manner as he took my heavy cases. He could see that I was exhausted after my 12 1/2 hour flight from Copenhagen.

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Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

Thursday 1 June, 2017

I keep hearing the melody to the lovely old song “Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen” in my mind and have discovered today that Copenhagen truly is wonderful.

I took a leaf out of my travelling companion Sue’s book and have enjoyed being driven around all day on the Hop-on-hop-off bus and found that this is the best way to see the city of Copenhagen.

I have also learned a lot about this beautiful city. The University was first opened to students in the 1500’s.

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Goodbye Enniscorthy, hello Copenhagen

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Comfort Hotel Vesterbro – Copenhagen

Wednesday 31 May, 2017

I felt really sad as I was watching the scenery wiz by on my Wexford Bus journey from Enniscorthy to Dublin Airport. I have been made feel so welcome by the lovely Irish people that I have met. I will miss you all.

However Dublin Airport, like all international airports is a nightmare. By the time I had lugged my baggage from Terminal 2 where the bus dropped us to terminal 1, I couldn’t wait to check in my heavy baggage, relax in the gate lounge for a while, board the plane and be on my way to Denmark.

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