1 (Sat) December 2018
Parrot Fish with Sweet & Sour Sauce
aboard Turkish Airlines – TK 85 (WHERE)
-Manila to Istanbul-
Mission to Lebanon, Day 1.
In transit, en route to Beirut. There to attend a Meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – Monday to Tuesday. Follow-up to the meeting in Jordan a few months back (see most recently 9.268 Malabar Grouper). As focal point for the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health (see most recently 9.231 Boodle Fight), I’m here to help WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office – which covers North Africa and the Middle East – set up their own forum, aimed for launch sometime in mid-2019.
As always, I am grateful for and respectful of the opportunity to travel internationally, whether for fun or for work, especially via business class (see BEST IN FLIGHT), including airport lounge access (see in BEST IN LOUNGE), even if certain comments made on GMTD about airlines or airports, about food or service or facilities, may suggest otherwise.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport – PAGSS Lounge
Renovated – though still kinda the same, as far as food is concerned.