jamie goode's wine blog: In Adelaide for the Landmark Tutorial

Sunday, May 31, 2009

In Adelaide for the Landmark Tutorial

I'm sitting in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt in Adelaide. But I have to be quick - Hyatt hotels seem to run a business model of gouging their guests. Still sore from paying 300 for half-a-dozen calls home from their Santiago outpost last year, I'm slightly resenting the A$15 they charge for just 30 minutes internet access.

I flew into Adelaide at 7 am this morning, and since then I've had a quick sleep and explored the city on foot. I've been here before, but I've only really driven through the centre, so this is the first time I've had a good look. It's quite a compact, easy-going city. I particularly enjoyed wandering around the botanic gardens on this sunny, gently warm late autumn day, in a jet-lagged semi-trance.

I'm here for the Landmark Australia Tutorial, and having seen the full programme for the first time today, I'm very excited by the prospect of being immersed in the world of Australian fine wine for a week.

You can read more about the tutorial at www.landmark-wineaustralia.com - it's a really interesting project.


At 9:42 AM, Blogger Nick Oakley said...

Looks like it's going to be a great week. I had wanted to make my first trip down under for this event, but it co-incides with MW finals this week in London, which is a pity. I think a lot of the students could have learnt much on a trip like this. Enjoy!

At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm slightly resenting the A$15 they charge for just 30 minutes internet access.Yes, having been flown halfway round the world, business class, at someone else's expense...

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh "Anonymous" - you sound seriously jealous. Have you considered whether Jamie is getting paid for his time once he's there?

At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not jealous, "Anonymous" - just wish Jamie would realise how lucky he is to do what he does for a living!

At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can GUARANTEE you that he does!!!

At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Alexander Lake said...

Can't you just get a GSM/3G dongle?

At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, you must be his wife.
Good to see that you're defending his corner.

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

I'm very lucky, and I know it.

Good luck with your exams, Nick

Alex, I suppose I could, but I usually find internet access is cheap and readily available these days


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