Now it's real!!
Trip Start Aug 08, 2009
41Trip End Aug 30, 2009
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My travel here was fantastic. I was told my flight seat to Washington was upgraded for free. Great I thought, premium economy, a little more legroom, bring it on. Not the case, BA Club World seat! The ones that turn into beds, real food and real cutlery etc. How lucky was I? It meant I could work a little more on my presentation for conference next week and arrive here fresh and well rested. (Note to self: Become rich and powerful to be able to afford this luxurious travel always).
I used the Washington Flier Bus Service to the Metro link. Great value at 18 dollars return and then the Metro was $3.55 to Union Station. A little strange arriving here in the dark but I am looking forward to exploring later today.
The Comfort Inn where I am staying at present is fine but too far from 'town' and with no clear links. I am moving on somewhere else today which is more central. I will need to get a taxi back uptown. Though not the one I had to get me here last night because, friendly as he was, he took me to the wrong hotel (despite me giving him a map). Too interested in the British accent and the work that I am here to do than our direction of travel.
I have had an email that one of my contacts that I was meeting in Tampa is here in Washington on monday so I am hoping to catch up with him whilst here.
I have had the thought of trying to get a SIM or mobile phone for use over here. It seems to make sense and wolud make confirming appointments as well as people reaching me easier I think. Let see how I get on today.
Thought for the day: It's all going really really well so far.