Up A Mountain With No Wi-Fi & No Cell Service….And It’s Great!


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Long-time readers may remember that each summer I fly out to the Mediterranean to help out a friend who’s in the middle of a (very) long rebuilding project and, once again, that’s where I am right now.

It’s fantastic. I’m approximately 2,500 feet up a mountain with great weather, beautiful views, and great food (it’s hard to beat good Mediterranean food).

Unfortunately, there’s also a downside to all of this as the area I’m in has no internet and there’s next to no cell signal up here either. It’s like being back in the 80s…just without the big hair and the questionable clothes.

This is an issue.

I can connect up to the internet if I drive down the mountain and into the nearest town but, while that’s ok if all I want to do is to post articles to the blog, it’s not ideal when I need to research posts, work through the inevitable email backlog and read all the various press releases that come out every day.

Things wouldn’t be too that bad if I was only out here for a few days but I’m booked to be here to the end of August so, to a certain extent, TFM will have to take a backseat for the next few weeks.

TFM will still be posting whenever I possibly can and I’m going to use what downtime I have to write the 15 – 20 reviews that I’m behind on and get them posted to the site.

What this means is that I’ll need your understanding if some of the news that appears on the site isn’t quite as punctual as I hope it normally is, and if the number of posts per day drops for the next few weeks.

Some of the reviews you can hopefully expect to see include the following:

  • Singapore Airlines A380 (new) Business Class
Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class
  • Singapore Airlines 777 Business Class
  • Sydney Marriot Circular Quay (suite)
  • InterContinental Sydney
  • Qantas A330 Business Class
  • InterContinetal Perth
  • Qatar Airways A380 Business Class
Qatar Airways A380 Business Class
  • Qatar Airways A350-1000 Business Class (Qsuites)
  • British Airways 787-9 Economy Class
  • British Airways “BA1” All-Business Class LCY – JFK
  • Residence Inn New York Manhattan Downtown
  • American Airlines 767 Business Class
American Airlines 767 Business Class
  • Residence Inn Miami Beach
  • British Airways 747 First Class

I’ll also, hopefully, be throwing in a few lounge reviews too (I have pictures of the United Polaris Lounge at London Heathrow that I’ll be sharing).

Thanks very much for your understanding and sincere apologies to you all for the break in regular service – Traveling For Miles will be back up to full speed from 2 September.

Ziggy

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