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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Areopagus (Mars Hill)

Partway climbing the Acropolis, Ningning asked if Athens was mentioned in scripture. We researched and saw Paul’s famous Christian sermon was given on top of Areopagus. We kept seeking the ‘big rock’ or ‘Mars rock’ until we found it on our descent! Standing on the…