The flight was good, it arrived on time (after possibly the longest taxi in the world), I cleared customs (after handing in an apple and an orange brought in from the UK – I knew I should have eaten them on the flight!), and found my way to the Mears Transportation desk for my transfer to the Walt Disney Swan hotel. It had rained, a lot. But it was still incredibly warm, and rather muggy. I nervously looked at my watch – I was hoping to be at the hotel by 5 at the latest… but time was ticking, and there was no sign of my bus. Eventually I had to accept that I wasn’t going to make it to the hotel for the 5:15 ‘Agile2010 101’ session to help make sense of the rather vast conference programme.
The Swan (& Dolphin – but I’m staying in The Swan) is HUGE! But then what else might you expect from a Walt Disney hotel?
I registered for Agile2010 and received a bag full of sponsorship bumpff, and a great big programme. Something to read whilst I dined alone later, I discovered!
Dinner was spanakopita (feta & spinach in filo pastry) and a greek salad at Koussiva (I think). Delicious and not ridiculous portion sizes either!
I was determined to stay up until a decent hour so that I could force my body into a non-jetlagged state – so I strolled around the Boardwalk, and the hotel grounds before hitting the sack at about 10pm.