Business trip to Atlanta and Pittsburgh


View of Pittsburgh

In October, I went on a quick week-long business trip to Atlanta (one day) and Pittsburgh (4 days.) I didn’t stay long enough in Atlanta to see anything, but Pittsburgh was nice.

Monday morning I was up and out the door around 4 am headed to Newark via black car. Flight was at 6:20 am straight to Atlanta Hartsfield. Once there, I met one of my colleagues and took a taxi to the suburbs for a onsite data center tour. In the early evening, after all of our meetings, we caught a ride with another individual back to the airport to catch out next flight to Pittsburgh. I’ve never had a business trip with such a quick turnaround.

Pittsburgh is an older city with lots of beautiful early 20th century architecture that seems to be still in recovery mode after many industries moved out. New tech companies are moving back in, so I hope it all works out. We arrived late Monday night and had an interesting taxi ride with a cab driver who had strong opinions about Uber testing driverless taxi cabs.

The rest of the work week went fairly well. I had some opportunities to have dinner with my colleagues most nights, and to work out in the hotel gym. I even did a little exploring in the evenings. I stayed at the Doubletree Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown. It’s an older hotel, somewhat renovated, and I would honestly recommend checking out other hotels in the area instead.

I’d like to go back to Pittsburgh again for a few days to see more of the city. Plenty to see, and I digged the architecture. I took a few photos when I could.

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