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Washington, DC

Final stop! Washington, DC and Virginia. We’ve settled that this area will be our home come 2016. Now to find a house. This area has loads of ‘mixed’ housing meaning you get an old, dilapidated property sitting next to a new million dollar home. We are searching for a newer neighborhood without the mixed feeling....Read More

Atlanta

After San Francisco, we traveled to Atlanta in search of houses. Our search was focused around John’s Creek area. We found many lovely houses – all which would be perfect for our family. However, in the end, we have settled on Washington, DC as our home city when we move back. Crystal and kids came...Read More

San Francisco

Traveled to the Guidewire user conference, Connections, in San Francisco. Was able to have the family come along. Ningning and Vivian enjoyed their days roaming the parks around downtown San Fran while I worked. This was the first of 3 USA cities – Atlanta and Washington, DC came afterwards. Vivi is a great flyer even...Read More

Russia Revisited

One of Guidewire’s customers in Russia needed some extra help for a week. I jumped at the opportunity to go help them – and revisit Russia where I had lived several years back. The visit allowed me to travel the metro (famed for its architecture) and meet up with old friends. The city had definitely...Read More

Chicago

Traveled to Chicago for the Guidewire annual services conference. Chicago is my favorite big city within the USA. I worked there (Merchandise Mart for Banker’s Life and Casualty) for almost 2 years. Great city. I enjoy a stroll up along the beach, walking around town and seeing the architecture, walking through Grant and Millennium parks,...Read More

Stockholm, Sweden

The Lund C rail platform was when we first stepped onto Swedish territory. En-route, Copenhagen to Stockholm, Lund C is where we changed from a local service to our overnight sleeper train. The sleeper train pros are obvious – cut one night of hotel costs and save daytime hours in transit. No need for airport...Read More

Copenhagen, Denmark

The 21:58 has just departed ├śrestad station en-route to Lund C where we change trains to a Stockholm bound sleeper train. But let’s rewind and recap the beautiful city of Copenhagen before describing the train ride here. We adored Copenhagen. Arguably, it was the prettiest city this summer. Why? The canals are lined with colorful,...Read More

Rome, Italy

Rome was a whirlwind trip. We had just two nights and three full days to visit. But in our standard fashion, we made the best of a fantastic city and experienced the history and culture that Rome offers. The highlights– -The Roman collesium and the Forum including Palatine hill -The fountains (excluding Trevi fountain which...Read More

Cambridge, UK

Did a daytrip to Cambridge today visiting with Akiko, Jonathan and JoJo. Vivi adores JoJo and the two of them get along great. It was Ningning’s parents first visit to Cambridge. Driving wasn’t so bad – about 1hr 45 each way using the Dartmoth crossing/bridge. The collage and flickr album below recaps the day as...Read More

Athens & Delphi, Greece

Athens was beautiful yet dirty, historic yet modern, and sprawling yet you are left wanting to only explore the centre. My wife put it best when she said Athens today looked like Shanghai 20 years ago. That gives this bankrupt city some promise. Viewing the Acropolis site and especially the Parthenon has been on my...Read More