WHERE I GO TO PLAY
Work travel often takes me to cities, so local museums are some of my favourite things to visit abroad. It’s there where you see what folk are most proud of, all arranged in such a way as they would prefer you to see it.
MOST MEMORABLE MEAL WHILE TRAVELLING
favourite parts of any travel experience is playing soundtracks or score music that corresponds in the feel or mood to whatever I’m looking at. But I swear somebody in the airline booking system has a grudge against me as I always end up sitting right over the wing whenever I get a window seat. In this case, I just play No time for Caution from the Interstellar soundtrack, as it goes nicely with the wing mechanics of take-off.
HOW I DEAL WITH JET LAG
I avoid sleeping until local bedtime. If that doesn’t work then I just embrace the drowsiness and invoke the jet lag sympathy rule if I do something wrong.
THE HOLIDAY SOUVENIR I ALWAYS BUY
and so if it’s small enough to transport, I’ll buy one. For example, I returned from China with two dizi (bamboo flutes), one was a replacement for the broken other, which I had started using as a parade baton after I’d given up trying to play it. I can almost play it a year later.
HOW I GET THROUGH A LONG-HAUL FLIGHT
Educational audiobooks! A dark cabin on a plane is one of the few places where I can actually absorb tricky info without having to re-read something 10 times.
ROLE PLAY: Callan McAuliffe likes nothing more than to find an Irish pub and relax to music and a Guinness (below).