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Amy's Travel Blog Welcome to "Tour de Dan", a heritage trip to celebrate my Dad's 75th year by visiting sites from his life

Planning for "Tour de Dan"

USA | Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | Views [421]

We synchronized 6 calendars involving multiple arrival & departure points, maximized our use of loyalty programs, negotiated with William Shatner, ordered tickets to a show, pinpointed key tourist sites, and performed some genealogical research.  ... Read more >

Gallery: UK

INDIA | Thursday, 11 Dec 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Fly home!

USA | Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | Views [345]


UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 17 Nov 2008 | Views [682]

Canterbury Gate Excursion to Canterbury, especially the famous  cathedral, headquarters of the Archbishop of Canterbury, global leader of the Anglican Church.   Stained glass throughout, medieval through modern. The first cathedral on this site ... Read more >

Rye & Hastings

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 16 Nov 2008 | Views [532]

Rye's Water Cistern from the 1700s (with level gage) The trains are so clean, quiet, and smooth-riding… You can get to lots of interesting towns from Royal Tunbridge Wells, including the town of Rye, where we lunched at Fletcher’s, originally a ... Read more >


UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 15 Nov 2008 | Views [678]

Fun for me to say, “Great, Dad, see you at Leicester Square!”, referring to a particular London subway station.   Traveling from India to the UK is a historical segu é with a climatic contrast.   Dad & Kathryn helped me put my luggage in storage ... Read more >

Gobind Sadan Institute

INDIA | Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | Views [3796] | Comments [1]

On this day I had the opportunity to visit the aunt of my friend and colleague Mike, Mary Pat Fisher of Gobind Sadan Institute for Advanced Study of Comparative Religion .  Gobind Sadan is a spiritual place encompassing lessons of love from all religions.... Read more >

Gurdwara Guru Ka Taal

INDIA | Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | Views [3120] | Video

On the way back from the Taj Mahal in the dark, my driver pointed out a building in the distance brilliantly lit by colored flashing lights.   Did I want to visit?   Having checked the Indian holiday schedule before the trip, I had been on the lookout ... Read more >

Taj Mahal

INDIA | Thursday, 13 Nov 2008 | Views [771]

My tour guide Sanjay said there are two kinds of people in the world, those who have seen the Taj Mahal and those who haven’t.   He earnestly urged me to save my ticket with the date stamp in case I’m ever challenged to provide documentation.   In ... Read more >

Workshop - Day Three

INDIA | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2008 | Views [526] | Comments [3]

On the way to work we saw some water buffaloes with their horns painted red, then later we passed a roadside procession celebrating Guru Nanak's birthday.  Later we saw huge billboards promising "WE'LL MAKE YOU FAMOUS".  But I forgot to write ... Read more >

Workshop – Day Two

INDIA | Tuesday, 11 Nov 2008 | Views [624] | Comments [1]

Managed to shoot a guy and kid on a bike from my hotel room:   We continued working with our counterparts to lay out a schedule of customer meetings, hopefully leading to a series of product demonstrations.   Here we are during one of our ... Read more >

Workshop - Day One

INDIA | Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | Views [492] | Comments [1]

The workshop is being held at our host company's Management Development Centre, a beautifully landscaped campus with a stream running through it (straight out of the Jungle Book, complete with birdsong).  During the introductions, a couple of people ... Read more >

Getting to India

INDIA | Sunday, 9 Nov 2008 | Views [649] | Comments [6]

Set new personal record for most hours spent sealed in an aluminum tube (15 from Chicago to Delhi), but at least the food was good (halibut marinated in coconut & mint, steamed in banana leaf, with saffron rice and saag paneer (mustard greens, spinach, ... Read more >

Delhi to Mumbai to Lonavala

INDIA | Saturday, 8 Nov 2008 | Views [860] | Comments [2]

Leaving the hotel we saw monkeys outside the Ministry of Defence.  Flew Delhi to Mumbai to meet the rest of the delegation for the bus ride to our workshop destination, the Lagoona Resort in the hill station of Lonavala.  From the bus we saw a gleaming ... Read more >


USA | Saturday, 8 Nov 2008 | Views [413]

Off on the first flight leg...

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