I find that some business travelers are numb to the portals through which they pass, focusing only on the destination. I think they’re missing a lot. Something as mundane as an airport stopover can be fascinating. On a flight from Bali to Madras, India, I had a seven-hour wait at Changi International Airport in Singapore. Instead of sitting around like many of the other passengers, I made a room in the airport hotel my temporary headquarters and went exploring. Changi has a fabulous bookstore, a health spa, great restaurants and a permanent orchid show. It became a destination unto itself for me.
That’s when it occurred to me that there is no such thing as a boring place. Only boring travelers.
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