2nd Leg – Hong Kong






Flying into Hong Kong never gets old for me, especially arriving upstairs on a 747 old school style. love this plane and would rather fly on one of these than a modern aircraft any time, for me it epitomises the excitement and glamour of international travel like no other plane can. When I was a kid I always dreamed of one day sitting upstairs on a 747, some dreams do come true I guess.

Hong Kong is still my favourite city, after traveling here regularly for the last 5 years I’m starting to know it pretty well now. Like all global cities it just has a buzz about it that can’t fail to excite when you’re walking the streets, it’s really inspiring.

Excuse the crappy iPhone pics, but I’m over taking my DSLR on work trips, it’s just excess baggage and one more thing to lose or break…..

1st leg – Manchester – Dubai – Bangkok – Laos






Left Manchester on the 13.55 Emirates flight to Dubai with a 3 hour stopover before a 6 hour flight to Bangkok. Usually enjoy flying, but with a serious case of man flu the trip was a bit of a nightmare with zero sleep on all legs of the journey.

I’ve connected through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport many times but never had reason to stay overnight in the city. As I couldn’t make my connection to Laos in time it left me with a night free in a central hotel to explore and a chance to catch the Liverpool/Chelsea game. What little I saw and experienced of Bangkok has certainly whetted my appetite to spend more time here, has a great vibe about it, so different to other places in Asia I visit.

Last buy – Adidas Adizero Primeknit 2


I’m a big fan of the original Adidas Primeknit and bought a pair of the Olympic Primeknits on release back in 2012 (and never got around to posting it at the time so I’ll add it to this post) so was eager to try out V2, the AdiZero Primeknit 2.0 Torsion. None of the colour ways released to date tickled my fancy until this subtle white/grey dropped, think it works well rather than the more garish colours released so far.

Like the original Primeknit, the upper is knitted, though it looks like a denser knit so it doesn’t have the same ‘knitted’ look to it as V1 or the Nike FlyKnit, which I think is a shame. The looser knit on Nike’s Flyknit Racer is what makes it great in my opinion, if you use knitted technology then it needs to look knitted no? They’re really comfortable, being constructed fromĀ a one-piece textile upper and featuring ADIPRENE in the forefoot that helps to propel you forward, ADIPRENE heel cushioning and Torsion System midfoot support.

If I had to choose I prefer the original primeknit, developed for Adidas athletes to wear at the London 2012 Olympics and released as a limited edition run of 2012 pairs in a corene/white colour way (mine are number 1929). I also have a soft spot for them as I was involved in the sourcing & design of the London 2012 Olympic ambassadors uniforms (but not the colours I hasten to add) so that connection makes them a bit special in my eyes.SONY DSC SONY DSC DSC09385 DSC09386 DSC09387 DSC09389 DSC09388 DSC09390 DSC09393 DSC09392