Covid-19

Post pandemic travel to Portugal

Travelling overseas has been different for some time now. Our last “normal” trip was to Mallorca in Spain. We returned on March 5th 2020. Just 18 days later, the country was in lockdown. Although some borders started reopening in and around July 2020, we held off on international travel, due to the complexities of restrictions, including all the last minute changes...

How I will be travelling differently after the Covid-19 pandemic

Do you remember how travel changed after 9/11? Suddenly security was much stricter and we were made to put all our liquids into clear plastic bags. Then there was the shoe bomber incident shortly after, which meant everyone was taking off their shoes and various other items of clothing to be scanned. That was back in 2001, and granted  I wasn’t travelling that much...

What I have learnt through the lockdowns

I started writing some reflections about what I have learnt through the lockdowns in June 2020, and now suddenly it is March 2021; one year since the virus started wreaking havoc globally. Phrases such as covid, lockdown, new varriant, tiers, and social distancing are now all  part of our everyday language. Sanitiser has become a staple in our handbags, that is when...

Flying with a baby in the wave of a pandemic

Over the past decade I have travelled very frequently, taking some 30 flights per year at my peak. Flying has always felt like the norm to me. Like getting a bus. Then I had a baby, and things slowed down a bit. However, we did manage to take our first flight with her in March 2020. Then there was a pandemic and no one was flying for a while. As I started my...

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