Up in the Air
Trip Start Nov 10, 2010
18Trip End Nov 26, 2010
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Where I stayed
The Portswood Hotel
At Jo-Burg, I have just under two hours between flights to clear customs and immigration, I keep going to Cape Town, a flight of two hours and ten minutes more. British Airways does a nice job. they, unlike American carriers, serve a hot meal and smile while they are doing it.
Kathy Sudeikis, world's greatest travel agent, member of the Travel Agents Hall of Fame, past presented of just about every travel agent professional organization there is, cover girl of Travel Agent Magazine and all around great person has an agent waiting for me to help get me to The Portswood Hotel. This is all very smooth. She put the whole thing together for me...something most travel agents couldn't do.
Southern Africa is eight hours ahead of Kansas City. Think of it this way: When the Kansas City workday is beginning, the South African work day has just ended. When Kansas Citians are headed to bed, South Africans are getting up. For a traveler, the trick is to get on local time as soon as possible. Otherwise, you are tired when you're supposed to be energized and energized when you are supposed to be sleeping. Usually, I am very good at these transitions. We shall see. A successful travel day means I head to bed and sleep soundly for eight hours or so and wake up ready to get down to business. I will turn off the light at the PortsWood Hotel momentarily and see if sleep comes easily. It is rainy here; we'll see if that persists into tomorrow morning. It is 11:00pm on 11/11 here; 3:00pm on 11/11 in Kansas City.
I have a lot of beverage operations to observe while I am here...let's see if DPS Campus, Pepsi Campus or BeerCampus subscribers can learn anything from these guys.