Next week marks my 10th and last international trip this year.  On Monday, I will be part of the inaugural IBM Israel Lotus Customers Council in Petach Tikva.  I am excited to return to Israel for the first time since March, 2007, when I promised I would be back.  It hasn't come soon enough.

I don't know how much my readership has changed since that trip, but I feel the need to offer the same disclaimer now as then -- over the next few days, it will be impossible to avoid some blurring of business, professional, personal, religious, and political.  I don't want to avoid those boundaries.  Some of the trip will play out the same as last time -- same hotel, Shabbat, an onward connection to Europe.  But I'm determined to make the most of my one free day, and rekindle the unique feelings from the visit three years ago.

From 23 degrees Celsius in Israel to 0 degrees in Denmark... Tuesday to Thursday I will be in Copenhagen for the View's AdminEurope2010.  My sessions include the keynote and a breakout on LotusLive, and of course I'll be around all day to meet the experts.  This stop, too, includes an opportunity to accomplish a long-held desire -- visiting Tivoli Gardens at Christmas.

The fun starts in 24 hours.  I'll be writing along the way.

Image:Last international travel of the year...holy and moly

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