So, here we go again! I'm off to Ukraine this time, and due to its location I was eligible to arrive 2 days early, rather than the usual 1. So after an extremely short stay in a Heathrow airport hotel, it was off to Kyiv for leg 1 of the journey on Wednesday morning...which would have been nice if that's where the tournament was! What followed was one of the most "interesting" transfers I've ever experienced, across Ukraine - 4 hours in a people carrier in which the air conditioning had "just broken". So far so good! After checking in I went for a wander around the city, found a local supermarket for supplies and began trying to work out the local currency! Back at the hotel excellent hospitality followed - had dinner (don't ask me what it was) with the tournament director, another umpire and the technical team, and that was a wrap for day 1....time for a cold shower!!