As I write this, I am sitting in a reclining chair in a small lounge in the Munich airport as I await my flight to Cairo. Munich’s airport is much like most other airports I have traveled through. Lots of shopping, overpriced chain restaurants and a number of amenities designed specifically to attempt to mitigate some of the unpleasantness that is the modern security state’s iron hand in dealing with travellers, sans velvet or otherwise.
Sitting here looking at a small garden of non-descript plants that can be found in any office in the world. I am not even sure if they are real or plastic, I hope they are real in order to provide even just a modicum of nature in an otherwise stile environment. This little oasis reminds me how much as changed in the airports over the past few years.