Some advice for the next time you need to travel for business…
I flew to Texas to give a talk at a conference.
Breakfast in London.
Fly to America.
Drive in a random direction away from the airport for a short while.
Find a creek.
Camp for the evening.
I lived like a hobo for a week – washing in creeks, sleeping out of doors. Then I turned up – stinking but happy – at a very swanky 5-star hotel.
I love the way people look at you when you arrive somewhere like that (a bit like the “big mistake” scene in Pretty Woman). (Exactly the same thing happened to me in Hong Kong).
I gave my talk, then flew back to England. The hotel room was very posh, but I’ll never remember it the way I’ll remember that night by the little creek.