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An assortment of slow modes of transport to Washington
The title of this post really should have been 'A slow boat to China', but as I'm not going to China and I'm not travelling by boat, it didn't really work.
Tomorrow, it's off toComputers in Librarieswe go. This involves a taxi about 0700 UK time, to get to the local railway station. Then a train to Leeds. Then a bus to Leeds/Bradford airport. Then a plane to Heathrow (most horrible airport in the UK, by a very long way). Then a plane to Washington Dulles. Then, depending upon how the flight was, either a cab or the shuttle bus and Metro combo to central DC, and a Washington hotel I've actually managed not to stay in before.
Estimated arrival time at the hotel? About 0100 UK time (8pm in Washington), 18 hours after walking out the door here. I think I'll need a drink, especially if the Department of Homeland Security insist on sticking me in one of those mile-long queues they so politely provide for 'Aliens'.
'Proper' blogging of the event over onPanlibus. Complaints about airlines, the price of wi-fi etc here. Take your pick.