A hotel voucher to burn, a new camera to test out, and a quirk of BA’s scheduling combined to send me to Madrid – where I was happy to find that this unfamiliar city was an architectural delight, soaking in winter sunshine.
The frozen-in-time Roman settlement of Pompeii was a bit of challenge to visit without joining a tour group – but it was easily worth the effort! Here’s what we learnt (plus the obligatory photos).
A work trip for a conference in Times Square gave me the chance at a longer visit to New York, which I split across two hotels and a variety of attractions. I also got to add an iconic BA experience to my list: flying Club World on the upper deck of a 747.