Singapore Air is top: Enough space even for someone who goes to the gym regularly, and not just to chat. Tasty food, and gorgeous stewardesses, tall young women in tight-full length uniforms in a traditional pattern. Lovely smiles, ladies with both Chinese, Indian and Malay backgrounds. Also, Singapore Air let me take 33 kgs of check-in luggage, which is great for anyone travelling with as much scuba gear as I do.
The Philippines are just the happiest place I have ever been to. I was hanging out with a mate in one restaurant, and the eatery across from us had two girls employed to stand at the door and show passersbys the menu. After a while they spontaneously started to sing. People here will not fall into the pit of everyday grumpyness nearly as easily as in most other places. They two turned what could have been a pretty boring job into a happy get-together.
Geckos! I love the geckos. There is nothing like having a lizard with superbly evolved surface-adhesion pads on its feet run over the table between beers. I’ve been missing these.
Can’t wait to be underwater again here!