Overseas business trips can be rough. Away from the family, living out of a suitcase, and seemingly endless hours of the same CNN International loop playing on the only understandable TV channel in your hotel room.
But alas, not in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Shangri-La supposedly means "An imaginery remote paradise on earth, utopia; A distant secluded hideaway, usually of great beauty and peacefulness." But as I learned to my delight, it is also the name of a hotel in this fine city that shows, on one of the satellite TV channels in its rooms, a feed of the YES Network’s broadcast of Yankee games, including the re-broadcast at 9am EST, which, being 9pm here, lands perfectly after the work day is done.
Ahhhhh yes – nothing like exploring distant cultures and immersing yourself in the exotically beautiful and unfamiliar. Like, for instance, ordering room service and kicking back to watch a guy who had gone 5-5 until that point do this:
(warning: grainy cell-phone photo of a TV screen)