I* was in Munich for a meeting on Thursday. I get there about half a dozen times a year. Fly in the night before, get to the hotel late, have a bite to eat**, sleep unsoundly (although its getting better, usually asleep by 1:30am [12:30am UK time]), wake up, have breakfast, walk to the office, meet, leave, fly home; and listen to Harry Potter books via the GPS’s MP3 player during the hour’s drive home from Heathrow.
Andrew is I’m getting tired of writing in the 3rd person on this blog!
**Highly recommended restaurant: Kam Yi on Rosenheimer StraÃŸe, opposite the Hilton.Â They serve Asian dishes – I especially like their summer rolls followed by a phá»Ÿ soup).Â I get my fill of Bavarian food at lunch (and that’s more than enough…)
Occasionally, there’s travel further afield. And that’s fun. As a photographer, its always exciting to have new things to capture on the SD card – see our Travel gallery for some photos of I’ve taken around the world.
A couple weeks ago I put together a list of the places I had been in my life: Over a hundred! If you include every little town around Whitby, Ontario, where I grew up. So, probably its more like 50 “real” places. Even so, that’s pretty amazing. Might as well do it before the planes run out of fuel. I just don’t relish the idea of nuclear powered planes. Solar powered maybe; although taking off in rainy London might take a little while. Like a season. Or two.
Then, tonight, I discovered Matt. Some of you probably knew about him 3 years ago. Well, I have no excuse really – except maybe not watching North American TV anymore (he was on a few chat shows after his first video). Heck, I don’t watch TV much at all now – except for Fireman Sam. And sometimes I do that with my kids.
Still, I’m glad I stumbled across his videos. Now there’s a guy who’s traveled a lot. And for what? To see places…and to dance. How inspiring. He’s a sharp guy who knows how to tell a story (this I got from watching his 3-part lecture, after watching his travel videos).
Enjoy…and now I’m off to contemplate a journey to bed.
The original (published in 2005)…
The sponsored follow-up in 2006…
And the latest sponsored journey, 2008…