Travelling for work

Ok, so I travel for work. A lot, of late.

San Fran, New Orleans, Singapore, India…and then of course the travel we do for fun. Singapore, Hong Kong, Xian, Phuket.

But let’s focus on work related travel. It sucks, mostly. Simply because you work a lot more when you are away from home. There just isn’t anything else to do, and even if there was, you rather check one more email, write one more instruction or whatever else you do for a crust.

It also sours countries for you. I love Singapore. I really do. Working there can be likened to entering somewhere between the eighth and ninth circle of hell – Treachery and Fraud – if you follow Dante.

Anyway, it is a very different experience that one has.

Most work related travel is also superfluous – Do we really need to go places in person for work these days? Really? What about video conferencing, instant messaging, Online collaboration and virtual encounters?

 

Right now I am in India, for the first time – and it is for work.

Sad, but that’s where we are now.

How do you feel about work travel? Like it? Hate it? Meh…?

(PS Why is everybody beeping here all the time???)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is crowded – period. It is also amazing, Bladerunneresque, diverse, full of intense flavours and smells, not all of them pleasant, and busy – everybody is rushing. Somewhere.

The one clean spot, affording fresh air was Kowloon Park. A true oasis in a concrete jungle, even more so than Central Parn in New York or Hyde Park in London.

I will go back, simply because even though we did our best to experience all, we only scratched the surface in five days.

The Peak, The Buddha, The Harbour and so much more…ImageImage

Take your time to explore Hong Kong, walk it, taste it, smell it and let it wash over you. People are everywhere…so many people…

Look at the pics we took and feel transported, as I was transformed by being there.ImageImageImage

Lost Son

Ahoyhoy to all you folk in blog land. Apologies for not posting for such a long time, but I learned much to my chagrin that my IPAD does not play well with WordPress for some reason.

I hope that the following posts will make up for the paucity of my content of late.