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Travel always provides a wealth of experiences. Have you ever had an interesting, crazy, amazing or bizarre incident whilst overseas on business? We want to hear about what you've been upto. Have your say with CNN.

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I was sitting in a hotel using my pocket PC, which has Wi-Fi to call my store using software that utilizes free long distance VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). The advantage of free long distance calls from the lobby of a hotel to my business is amazing. Try doing this even one year ago. What a wonderful World we live in. Don Good, Peace River, Alberta, Canada

When one arrives to Beijing Airport make sure to take one of the authorized red cabs. They know the direction and the hotels and they run on fair prices. Peter Laigaard Jensen, Esbjerg, Denmark

There has or was an outbreak of malaria, in Punta Cana in Dominican Repubic. I was surprised thatr we were not informed. Louise LeBel, Montreal, Canada

Since Sept 11, 2001 business travel has become a nightmare. Al Qaeda has won, we now live like cowards afraid to move lest we be blown up. Everytime I fly (weekly), I watch the pace of business slow to a snails pace. The transport authorities are largely ineffective, simply wasting time, and do little to protect us. I have stood in line for hours to have a screwdriver taken away from me only to be given a metal fork to eat with on the plane. In total this costs me no less than 8-12 hours a week in airport lines, and simply makes travel harder. We now do exactly what the terrorists wanted. We live in fear and spend hours trying to make sure we survive the next 45-minute plane ride. Dore Teichman, Miami, Florida

Travel for business increases the stress level and decreases the desire to do more of it. I do not mind the increase in security measures or time to comply with procedures that vary from airport to airport. Schedule problems, equipment that is out of service, over-bookings, cancellations, overweight planes, cramped seats and fellow passengers looking to lynch someone at the gate are increasing -- not decreasing. I see more people bringing oversized baggage onto the plane making it difficult for people to find a place to stick their bags. Cheaper fares have done nothing to set the expectation that their experience is better, for it is not. You feel more like cattle being herded here and there. Sandy Waters, Herdnon, Virginia

It will be a sad day when the unrestricted use of cell phones is allowed on airplanes. I do not want to sit next to a compulsive cell phone user on a two or four hour flight, being forced to listen to a garbage of a conversation, no more than I should be forced to listen to a movie of other people's choice on a flight. Malcolm Clark, McMinnville, Oregon


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