Day: July 4, 2020

We are all in the same boat but it appears to be different oceans

“Even in tiny Singapore, we have our personal tiny ocean to examine. I’ve booked a boat trip to an outer island, no passport needed. Exactly where you are determines your outlook, but we need to have new eyes. Flexibility, grab it when you can.”

The past week, I received so psyched I nearly fell off the high chair I was sitting down on when hosting the WiT Digital Summit – John Brown, CEO of Agoda, advised us he was contacting in from Samui, my favourite island. It’s so pristine, so peaceful, it is like forty many years ago – he sounded like a kid who’d just learned sweet.

A pair of days later on, Kei Shibata and Aya Aso, our partners in WiT Japan & North Asia, sent me photographs of them getting meal alongside one another in Karuizawa. I was with them same time previous calendar year. I could practically scent the  forests of Karuizawa and flavor their foodstuff from wherever I was . Journey involving prefectures is permitted now, the Sea of Japan is stirring back to daily life.

Then from the South China Sea, Jennifer Cronin, president of
Wharf Resorts, sent me photographs of her walks as she starts off to examine the 265
islands Hong Kong has to give its inhabitants. I could practically scent the sea air
and experience the wind in my hair.

Considerably from the madding group in Hong Kong: Thank you Jennifer Cronin for this graphic as effectively as the showcased graphic on major.

Yesterday, I virtually jumped out of my seat with pleasure
when Kai Hattendorf, CEO of UFI (the worldwide association of the exhibition
sector) advised me he had just arrived in Paris by speedy prepare from Germany. “On
the prepare, I place my mask on,” he shown with aplomb. “Then when I arrived
in Paris, I received on a scooter. Now I am likely to go to my mom and dad. Borders in Europe
are open,” he announced with glee.

I remembered the previous time I was in Paris, freezing my butt off in an open-topped Citroen DS, hoping to glimpse amazing during the streets of Paris tour when I was, in actuality, chilly. I can practically scent the frigid winter air from previous December.

Sophie Cairns on major of Mt Sidley, Antarctica, who climbed seven volcanoes to raise funds for cancer analysis.

I then had a connect with with Sophie Cairns, author of “Climbing The 7 Volcanoes: Searching For Strength”, who now lives in the Scottish Highlands, and she’s hunting ahead to climbing the virtually hundreds of Munro mountains (defined as around three,000 toes) in the highlands. A earth traveller, she’s now likely to vacation nearby. (Sophie will be showcased in an future episode of Season two of “A Life In Travel” podcast)

Then around to India, which is however hoping to climb its Covid-19
mountain – I had a Zoom connect with with Ram Badrinathan, my previous comrade-in-arms when
he was at Phocuswright, and who’s now back