For the coming week, I have been asked to “do my duty” and travel abroad for work. This does not sound so bad? Or does it?

For this trip, I will be spending two nights in Champaign (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) – close to Chicago – followed by a short stint in Boston to attend an exhibition, again staying there for two nights only. Apart from the long flights to and from Singapore, the part I really dread is the long wait between flights – close to 6 hours for one leg!! However, I suppose I should be grateful that I won’t need to study the Budget Traveller’s Guide to Sleeping in Airports I mentioned before… 🙂