It's not been a good news week for air travel, let's face it. And I'm not the most relaxed traveller in the word anyway (not so much because of the catastrophes - I mean, if you crash, you crash - but because I can't stand the feeling of being trapped for hours in a metal tube and I really don't like what the pressure does to my ears).
Still, it'll be a good one once I get there! I'm flying out with a number of colleagues for an international meeting, so it's a work trip. I'm hoping to have an hour or two to run around the local perfumeries and department stores. There are also some interesting museums and other attractions. We'll see if that's possible. Work trips being what they are, I'll be lucky if I get a chance to sleep!