I am leaving in several hours for Dubai, UAE, for the Global Agenda Council meeting.  This is the second time I visit Dubai for the same Forum, but this time, I am leaving from Kansai (rather than Chubu.)

The flight for Dubai leaves just around midnight and arrive in Dubai little after 5:00 a.m. local time.  I have to make sure that I get enough sleep on the plane, as our meeting tomorrow morning starts at 8:00 a.m. or so.

It is always fun to go to the new, distant place and even more so to have an opportunity to meet with new people and old friends. At the same time, you need to be physically tough to fly around the world.

It has been about a month since I traveled overseas, so I am somewhat spoiled to stay in the same time zone.  The good thing, though, is that I love planes and in particular, airport at night.