A trip to Chernobyl part 2 (A week in Kiev day 3)

After a rough night's sleep (our fan broke so the room heated up quickly, and then the dogs started...), down to the bar for breakfast at Hotel Desiatka: mors, bread and coffee (two options - "with milk or without"). And three fried eggs. Well, protein is important to keep your strength up in a radioactive… Continue reading A trip to Chernobyl part 2 (A week in Kiev day 3)

Trip to Chernobyl part 1 (A week in Kiev day 2)

No, I haven't seen the TV series (yet), thanks for asking. But having many times seen the haunting pictures of the city of Pripyat, abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, we could not resist the chance to take a tour to see the place for ourselves while on our trip to Kiev. We chose… Continue reading Trip to Chernobyl part 1 (A week in Kiev day 2)

Another month, another hotel room

One month on from thinking I was going to cough myself to death in a hotel room in Casablanca, I am in a hotel room in Brussels, cross checking figures and rehearsing tomorrow's presentation.I'm not 100% better, but I'm well enough to travel. Normally this kind of meeting would warrant a one day trip on… Continue reading Another month, another hotel room

Business travel diary – Day 5 (&6)

My last full hotel day. I will miss this hotel and the little touches of care I find from the cleaners every day, whether it's tidying my shoes, folding my pyjamas, sorting my toiletries into neat arrangements, arranging my slippers and towels in a decorative way, or even leaving me a flower! I end up… Continue reading Business travel diary – Day 5 (&6)

Business travel diary – day 2

Night from hell. No, not the bright red light on the TV opposite me keeping me awake. No, not the street noise, that has quietened right down. It's the GHAAARFFF EUGLEGH WUCHLAO of me coughing not mater what position I lie in: flat, propped up, face down, on left side, on right side. I get… Continue reading Business travel diary – day 2