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Andre’s trip to Disneyland

Disneyland, January 18 to 20 How we know each other Rao and I worked together 10 years ago on an enormous Year 2000 computer project and have stayed in touch ever since. I attended his wedding in New Jersey many years ago and was unable to blend in to the crowd of hundreds because: (1) […]

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There was a Starbucks in the Forbidden City…?

From CNN’s website: “Starbucks out of China’s Forbidden City” which made me ask “What was a Starbucks doing there?” Lily and I were there in 1998. The Forbidden City was more museum like than anything else. The big sign in English read “Palace Museum”. The whole city was filled with people looking to make money […]

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Back from a 5 day vacation this week

Every year Lily’s company nominates about 100 employees or so and sends them to a company paid vacation/off site meeting. These nominations are to reward them for outstanding achievements. The employees get to bring their significant others and this year Lily was selected to go. This is the second time Lily and I went and […]

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India log: wrapping it up

Getting Dressed
My hotel offers a really nice laundry service. You leave your laundry in a provided linen bag and they return it to you that night by 7pm. They do a great job, but it’s unbelievably…

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India: traffic, security and marble

Marble
In my hotel, the entire lobby is a really nice marble. The staircases and walls are all marble in the hallways. My whole bathroom is marble, too, which makes the shower floor a little slippe…

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India Travel: back to work

Back to Work
I didn’t even realize until the middle of the day that it was September 11. Originally I was supposed to fly out on this day, my VP and manager all said it sounded good. So I passed on…

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India travel: work and tourism

Tourist for the weekend
I had the Saturday free and wanted to tour around. The guys from the office offered to be my guide, but it’s not my style. It takes away from the spontaneity of it all. Anyw…

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More travel log to India

Mumbai airport
Its hot and humid. It hits like an ocean wave and instantly my clothes stick to me. I’ve traveled a lot in the past, so I move through the airport like I know what I’m doing. I didn’…

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9/6 10am Frankfurt, Germany

(Note from Jan: my friend Andre is traveling and sends out these updates about his experience. He gave me permission to post these because they are just good reading. I have not edited them just copied the content verbatim.) Champagne and Socks Flying business class on a non-American airline can be summed up in a […]