Ryanair are actually quite good

Ryanair is everyone’s most hated budget airline. Bad stories about Ryanair are an easy way to get angry. The Times lists 20 reasons not to fly Ryanair. I had a chance to form my own opinion during my weekend trip to Denmark.


Check in was smooth; Both flights arrived on time; The cabin was clean; I had decent enough legroom; And the plane didn’t suffer any loss of structural components. Rumours about a £1 charge to use the toilet were not true. Although there are plans to have passengers bring their own jet fuel.

Punctuality makes for good holidays but boring blog posts. Publishing bad news is preferable to good. But is it not better to celebrate the good rather than pull things down?

Complaints about Denmark

Amusingly, the Little Mermaid Statue in Copenhagen had been moved to Shanghai for the World Exhibition. However, I was convinced to go against the propaganda that it was worth seeing. I did not miss it.

In the end, the biggest disappointment was the terrible exchange rate, enough to turn Wagamamas from a cheap meal to a premium experience. Yes, I did travel hundreds of miles to a foreign culture to eat the same food. At least I refrained from my default choice of Chicken Katsu Curry. However, every other aspect was the same: the wooden benches, the menu, the chopsticks. The head waitress even sounded British. I might as well have been in London, except I was surrounded by a few Danes rather than hundreds of Canary Wharf yuppies. 

Ryanair, and Wagamamas, are actually quite good.

Toronto Day 11 – Nuclear Powered Converse Shoes

The sun has finally come back today. The perfect day to visit the Ontario Lake. I can’t skip stones and there is a big ass nuclear power plant on Ontario Lake. This is me pointing out where not to go.

Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear Power Plant

I also bought a really cheap pair of Converse shoes for £18. RRP in England £50. We suck. Yes, now that I own a pair of Converse shoes, I can use stereotypical teenage American phrases. Whatever.

Toronto Day 9 – One Less Fish In The Sea

I’ve progressed to the hard level on Rock Band. I love having all this free time.

In an attempt to understand my teenage cousins better, I watched the movie “Twilight” with them yesterday. It’s the typical generic romance between the awkward new girl in town and immortal vampire with pale skin. I don’t recommend it and I don’t understand my cousins any better. Fortunately, Rock Band bridges the generation gap.

I used my man-skills to catch a fish. Yes, I did cheat by going to a pre-stocked pond and paying the $5 entrance fee. The man-skill is knowing when to cheat.