Travelling to Davos from Zurich is always an enjoyable challenge, provided you take the adventurous option of the train. The age of austerity is limiting the rapid helicopter option for many delegates, according to some people on the ground I spoke to. The other option, for the thrifty journalist, is sharing a minivan up the mountains.
The van has the advantage of picking you up right at the front of the airport and dropping you off right at your hotel or apartment, but after sampling that last year I reverted to the train.
As a journalist you simply meet more people that way and get a sense of what the Davos vibe might be, rather than getting two hours of office talk. (Plus you get the excitement of a six minute race from one platform in Landquardt to the other to catch a connecting train.)
This year I buttonholed an executive at UBS for a frank talk about the flesh-colored-underwear, dress-code controversy that proved so popular with our readers. Given that he was in IT, and his preferred dress code is jeans and a fleece, it provoked quite a lot of amusement inside the company as well.