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For those of you in the Corporate world, using hotels from a predefined list is often a requirement. Mostly the rooms are average, nothing to excite anyone from the most timid traveler to the most adventurous. Bland and interchangeable, if IBM could figure out a way to house us in gray walled cubicles all the time they would. There have been many times I have had problems after changing cities and hotels, going back to the room I was in the week before, because I cannot tell them apart.
So when I made my travel arrangements for Brazil, the JW Marriot in Rio was sold out for 2 days of my trip. So I had to move. I had to pick from a very limited selection in Rio, in fact there was only one left on the IBM approved list at the IBM rate. Another Mercure, but I figured it would be much like those in Brasilia.
I was wrong.
A guest post from Lyn, who does even more MQ-related travel …
Traveling to exotic locations can be a rewarding experience. It can also be quite painful. In performing a WMQ for z/OS health checks (aka looking at SMF data until eyes are far too bloodshot) I have had the opportunity to go many lovely places. I would never have gone to Brazil, Malaysia, or Arkansas if I’d not been doing this.
Trouble in Rio continues…