When I told a friend that I'm going to Moscow to teach a master class on programming with Adobe Flex , he said that I was crazy. Normal people don't go to Russia in December. This reminded me an old Russian joke:
A boss asks an engineer, "Do you like sweaty women and warm vodka?"
"No, both are disgusting!"
"OK, then I'll schedule your next vacation in winter"
I'll be going there next week and, guess what, the Delta plane I'll be on has electric outlets! On a 11-hour flight this is called happiness!