ActionAid Press officer John Coventry writes from the G8 summit in Kuhlungsborn, Germany.
It's become de rigeur to hold G8 summits in the most irritatingly inaccessible locations the host country can come up with.
Last year in St Petersburg, Russia, access was only possible after a torturous hydrofoil crossing. In 2005 the trek to the Gleneagles Resort in Scotland, whilst beautiful, was a pain in the proverbial.
This year, dear ActionAider, we find ourselves on the Baltic Coast in a town called Kuhlungsborn, an immaculate little seaside resort that's beautifully maintained but miles away from anywhere.
The G8 summit - where the world's richest countries come together to discuss the big issues of the day - begins with a dinner for the leaders on Wednesday night.
This morning's Independent reports that the promise made in 2005 to achieve universal access to HIV treatment, prevention and care (which was made because of your campaigning) looks like it will be scaled back. And this isn't the only anti-poverty promise on the verge of being broken.
Gleneagles lite anyone?
No thanks. More later.