OTN APAC 2014 : Journey from Perth to Shanghai

As I wrote previously, after some drinks and food after the Perth conference, Bjoern and I went to the airport to start the trip to Shanghai. Fortunately Bjoern has gold status so he could get into the lounge and sign me in, which made the long wait for the first flight much easier.

The first flight was about 5 hours to Singapore. I didn’t sleep, which was a pity. We were a little delayed, so the layover in Singapore wasn’t too long. Then we boarded the flight to Shanghai, which was another 5-ish hour flight. I did manage to sleep for between 1-2 hours on this flight, so if my maths is correct I got about 2 hours sleep in the last 38-40 hours. I arrived at Shanghai feeling pretty terrible.

MagLev SpeedOn arrival at Shanghai airport we took the Maglev train to the city. Its top speed for this journey was 430kph. Crazy fast! We then switched to the {metro | subway | tube} to get us right next door to Bjoern’s hotel. I got a taxi from there to my hotel. I’m staying in the conference hotel, so life should be simple…

I’ve ducked out of the dinner tonight (sorry folks) because I’ve got to get some sleep or I simply won’t be able to do anything at the conference tomorrow. Bjoern sleeps OK on planes, so he’ll be there to entertain everyone. 🙂

Hopefully I’ll feel fine tomorrow…

Just a word of warning to anyone trying to get hold of me in the next three days. From the hotel wifi I am unable to access Gmail or any social media. I’ve posted a couple of messages by connecting to my computer at work, but I’m not really going to be doing that too much. The great firewall of China strikes again… 🙂

Bjoern is able to access all this stuff from his phone, so I might use him as my secretary…

Cheers

Tim…

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