The US borders are still closed to the majority of Europeans and that means I can't be in Las Vegas for MINExpo, which is taking place as I write this.
However, the end of August saw the Italian government relax its COVID restrictions. With the need to self-isolate for five days on arrival no longer necessary flights and accommodation were quickly booked and once I've finished writing this I'll be packing a bag ready to fly to Milan and make my way to Piacenza for Geofluid.
Having not travelled for work since the end of February 2020 it's taking me a while to remember what I need to pack. On a more positive note I am really looking forward to catching up with friends and colleagues in the drilling industry and discovering all that is new. And I'm sure there will be a lot to see with Geofluid taking a place one-year later than expected.
If you're attending Geofluid and you see me wandering the show's aisles say hello and let me know what you think about GeoDrilling International.