Up until now I’ve reported on my work travels, bouncing back and forth between the right and left coasts of the United States… and while that’s certainly been fun, I’m now adding Europe to the equation.
It’s coincidental that I took a vacation in Amsterdam and Belgium and now need to go for work, but I admit it’s good that I dipped my toes in the water since I hadn’t been to the continent for a long time. Now I feel slightly more familiar with the experience of roaming around foreign lands, using foreign currency. (But as a New York City girl, I cannot claim that hearing many foreign languages is foreign to me!)
This go-round, however, I will be cramming in a trip to both London and Belgium within a week’s time – not to see the sights – but for nose to the grindstone stuff.
Adding another point to triangulate my already interesting travel schedule should be, well, even more interesting. Truth be told, I’m extremely excited about working on stuff in Europe and getting to meet face to face with the new folks I’ll be interacting with on a regular basis is fantastic.
Still, I know the change in time zones tends to mess with my schedule. I’ll have to see how going from NYC to Europe (6 hours ahead), then coming back, then heading to California (3 hours behind NYC) works when it comes to doing it as a practical matter. (Wish me luck. Haha.)
I had a conversation with someone from work the other day, and we were talking about being road warriors. I said that sometimes when I wake up in a hotel, I don’t remember where I am or what time it is.
She said, yes, and what’s worse, when I am laying there in the dark, sometimes I can’t even remember which way to go to get to the bathroom!
Despite all of that, and the fact that it’s work… I will be bringing my camera along to capture a few shots here and there. We’ll see if I come up with anything worth sharing. 🙂