The months of whinging will soon be over.

I haven’t been on a proper holiday since the day I returned from Australia. That was three years ago. And no, I do not count a couple of days getaway in Luebeck as a holiday. Travelling from Hamburg to Luebeck is like going from Sydney to Paramatta. Probably in all respects. Plus, Ryanair reckons Luebeck IS Hamburg.

So having earned a financial and moral right to wave good-bye to misty, cold Hamburg in a rather grey February, I will jump on a plane and shall indulge myself on a four-week trip to South East Asia. In other words, a budget so little that you’d be broke within a couple of days if you were to travel to any European destination, I wanna have a getaway in any sense of the word.

Get away from it all for a while.