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Dusseldorf Christmas Market

January 5, 2013


I had the good fortune to spend the weekend in Dusseldorf, Germany a few weeks ago while in the country for business.  From late November until Christmas, many German cities host Christmas Markets.  While the markets vary by city, generally they feature lots of good food, handmade crafts, and the hot spiced wine called Gluhwein. […]

Sao Paulo, Brazil

May 9, 2012


During my recent work trip to Brazil I was able to do a little sightseeing in nearby Sao Paulo.  Sao Paulo is massive, being the seventh largest city on the planet there is a lot to see and do.  As time was short and many areas of Sao Paulo are not safe, I focused my […]

Churrascaria da Fazenda, Jundiai, Brazil

March 24, 2012


Work sent me to Brazil over the last couple weeks.  One of the biggest surprises was the excellent food I encountered at nearly every meal.  Brazilians eat a lot of fruit, many types that are not familiar in the United States.  Salad is also popular as well as rice and beans.  Grilled meat forms the […]

Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2011


While visiting my parents, we ran to the local grocery store to pick up some provisions.  Surprisingly there was a camel hanging out in front of the store, anxious to pose in pictures.  

Cologne, Germany

October 9, 2011


I recently was sent by work on a short trip to Cologne, Germany.  Cologne is a beautiful city along the Rhine River in western Germany.  It is in the famous Ruhr Valley, home to the industrial output for this industrious country.  Unfortunately, the cities in the Ruhr Valley were extensively bombed during World War 2.   Cologne was not spared, which has […]

Moscow, Russia

August 12, 2011


I am trying something a bit new with this blog post.  I created an audio journal of my adventures in Albany, NY and Moscow.  It is a bit long (about 20 minutes), I apologize for that.  Please let me know if you like the audio blog or would prefer to see me go back to […]

Isole Tremiti

July 26, 2011


The Tremiti Islands are a group of four islands, two of which have residents. There is a population of about 400 people, though most are on the main island of San Domino. The islands have been inhabited since ancient times, including by the Romans and Greeks. In the 11th Century, the Benedictines built the Abbey […]