It must have been just a level section of dry dusty land which is now being transformed by steel, concrete and glass into a generic hotel and convention type area which could be located just about anywhere in the world.

Just one stop on the Metro from the Airport, it obviously accessible from the city by public transportation as well as being located at the convergence of a couple of multi-lane highways.

A number of the usual suspects have built shiny new hotels in the area – there is a JW Marriott, a Pullman, Ibis, Novotel, a couple of SE Asian chains and a huge four building complex called Worldmarkt.

As I get easily bored on treadmills, I walked around the several blocks more than once both yesterday and today. As I looked at the security fences, gates and guards I realized that none of it bothered me. Not like many of my traveling companions on the last tour. I am sure it has to do with having lived inside the wire on more than one occasion.

Gate guards? Whatever. Armed with mirrors to look under cars? Duh. Metal detectors? Yawn. ID checks? Ok. I don’t have to wear battle rattle and I certainly don’t need a clearing barrel.

Life is good.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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  1. Stuart Moxley says:

    Where are you? Googling Aerocity got me Madrid and Delhi

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