That's something that's quite attractive about my job. I work in English language assessment and there's always the possibility i might get to visit places like Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the future.
I had a fantastic survival training session with an ex-SAS guy who specialises in keeping business travellers safe in unconventional locations. We were taught how to disable someone with a torch and why it's always best to have a window seat on planes, etc. It was really interesting.
― Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Saturday, 12 May 2012 22:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
Why a window seat? I always like toe get one but because I like to lean against the wall and also look out but I'm guessing this isn't the reason.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
No, if the plane is taken hostage they almost always shoot people in the aisle seats first.
― Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Whoa. Good to know, I guess.
Kiev and Shanghai are looming in my future work travel. Probably not until I've been back to Birmingham AL a few zillion times though.
― Jaq, Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
also off to Kiev next week, tried to schedule my visit around the football but it just wasn't possible unfortunately
― my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Saturday, 12 May 2012 23:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
(Almost) eight years since my posts above and I haven't been back to South Bend to check out that aviation museum. The 'pay phones not having dataports' is thankfully no longer an issue :-)
As others noted above, you have to make exercise (or at least some physical activity) a priority, especially if your day consists of sitting for eight+ hours and two big meals. I prefer to exercise in the evening, but it's tough after a day like the above and a couple hours of e-mail catch-up staring you in the face.
The quality of the free breakfast generally correlates with that of the hotel, though I've had some disasters occur at some upscale chains (e.g., Wonder Bread dipped in something vaguely egg-ish and run through a toaster ^= French Toast.)
― Jeff Wright, Sunday, 13 May 2012 03:12 (1 year ago) Permalink