I’m on my way to Italy!
n the stopover in Singapore for a night at the Shangri La Hotel (where I first stayed 40+ years ago), I get the chance to catch-up with good friends, Joy Wrix and Alex, who sign me in me to the hallowed surrounds of the old Singapore Cricket Club for lunch.
Time for some excellent local chicken satay and Hainan pork in the once men-only dining area – before coffee and cake on the verandah overlooking the Padang where cricket has been played since British colonial times. Is it any wonder that today most of the active members of the club are cricket-mad Indians?
The casual dining experience is momentarily dramatised when unwittingly I break a major house rule by answering my ringing mobile phone. Joy placates the dining room captain who eventually stops waving his arms in the air at my transgression.
Now for perhaps my favourite airline experience on SWISS International to Zurich and Rome.