- Suggestions please from single business / work travellers …
Sitting in yet another restaurant in a different city (Cardiff this week … London next week), watching all the other business people eating alone. Will head back later to the usual anonymous hotel. Not exactly a barrel of laughs, so any suggestions from other fellow business travellers? What do you do?
Don’t really want to sit in a bar on my own (a bit too much unwanted attention if you’re a woman on your own). Don’t have an OH to spend the evening talking to. Oh, and dodgy pay to view channels are not really my thing 🙂Posted 8 years ago
A good book is your friend.
An interesting piece of advice I once got about work and any other travel was to go to a local shop, buy something (Anything, really) and a local paper. Always ask for a bag. Then, walk around with local paper visible and local bag in hand. Much less likely to get any hassle.
Overall, though, have a book. I spend an age in hotels, airports, etc, and a book is almost always with me. Oh, and don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone.
Some more tips;
Ask the reception where to go and eat/drink. Never failed to find somewhere nice on my travels this way. (Am really looking forward to going back to China next month for those soup dumplings…)
Do not, whatever you do, drink on your own in your room. That way danger lies.
Did I mention a good book?
😉Posted 8 years agoavdave2Member
I do this all the time, I always take a book. Sounds odd but one of the reasons I want a Kindle is that you don’t have to use the cutlery to hold it open. The other thing I like to do is just go for a wander and see what’s around, best to pick up a map from reception if like me you realise you’ve been wandering for ages and now have no idea where you are. I’m usually out of the country and to be honest I find that helps because it’s nice to be out just soaking up a different atmosphere, I don’t enjoy it as much when it’s in this country when I often think I’d much rather be at home.Posted 8 years ago
DD – don’t think I’m really what the average punter on Grindr is interested in!
Do have a book (No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 … maybe I need more of a feelgood story!), but like to idea of a Kindle that could be read whilst eating.
Anyone got any idea what’s on in Cardiff at the moment? (apart from Take That!)Posted 8 years agonickyMember
Castell Coch looks nice and Ystradfelte is not too far and very pretty.Posted 8 years ago
And yes Cwmcarn or Afan are not too far or the mountains. Thats if you have leisure time but the evenings are still light.
I wouldn’t worry about going in a pub as long as its not too busy.
You just get chatting to people. 😀
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