A story from 2011
In 2011 I was travelling to Boston for work. We were doing some user testing of web designs there. The journey out was bit of a nightmare.
Business travel to Cambridge in the US, 2012
Home of Harvard, and MIT.
My wife Helen and I had a ten day holiday in Jamaica. It was a great break, but I’d cocked up on my understanding of size and location. I hadn’t realised how big Jamaica is in relation to Antigua and Barbados, where we’d been to before, and booked a hotel on the north coast, while British Airways fly to the south coast. The result was what seemed literally a roller coaster ride on arrival in Jamaica. What followed was a tale of failing wifi and happy times.
We flew in business class on my British Airways travel concessions. A nice perk.
We survive the journey to the hotel, and end the day with furry noises in the ceiling.
Our new room is lovely, and the internet connection saga begins.
The quest for the waterproof mp3 player results in some improvisation.
The internet goes down, and eggs nearly lead to divorce.
More no internet, sick father, sick wife.
Some reflections, and the internet goes down.
More quiz, and trying to ensure a survivable trip to the airport.
Escaping the noise, and the internet goes down.
A dance quiz, and we meet the wifi engineer.
Last eats, drinks, we survive the journey home.