Saturday, September 26, 2009

Off to Virginia

I haven't even fully unpacked from my Asia trip, and I'm leaving again for Virginia in a few hours.

I'll be there for almost a week, back home for two days, then leave again for another trip (to Denver and Minneapolis). My schedule is somewhat crazy until mid-November.

Time to go pack!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Heading home...

My whirlwind trip through Asia is about to come to an end. It's about 2:15am right now, and I will leave my hotel to head to the airport @ 5am.

Over the past three weeks, I've traveled to the following cities:
Tokyo, Japan
Seoul, South Korea
Taipei, Taiwan
Beijing, China
Shanghai, China
Bangkok, Thailand

I've had so many awesome adventures in each of the cities.

While here in Bangkok, my coworker B. has been giving me the "insider's" tour of her city. I've been eating a bunch of fantastic food (including street food), seen a ton of attractions, riden the city bus (you will never find tourists on the city buses), and even got an 80 THB (about $2.40 USD) haircut. Thanks for being such a great tour guide B.!

Tonight, I met up w/ a few of my classmates for dinner. It was a great ending to my trip.

BTW, I'm pretty sure I have an iron stomach. I haven't gotten an upset stomach during the entire trip (I didn't get sick in India last year either).

While I've definitely enjoyed the travels, I'm ready to go home. I can't wait to do my laundry and sleep in my own bed...

See you on the other side!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hello from Beijing!

Greetings from Beijing. Thought I would provide an update from behind the "invisible" curtain here in China. If you weren't aware, many sites are blocked by the government, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Blogger. Luckily, I have a way around that. ;-)

Hoping I don't get thrown out of the country for this posting...hahahaha...

I've been in Asia now since Aug. 30. Since my last posting (from Tokyo), I've made stops in Seoul and Taipei. Tomorrow morning, I'll be leaving for Shanghai and then heading to the last stop, Bangkok, on Sunday morning.

It has been such a fantastic trip. I'm traveling w/ representatives from many other MBA programs, as part of The MBA Tour Asia. In each city, there is a fair type event, where prospective students can go around to the various tables to learn more about the various MBA programs. I've had a great time w/ my travel mates - I already knew a few of the people from past travels, but have met a bunch of new people. I've also been able to meet up with quite a few of my former classmates during my studies at Thunderbird - some whom I haven't seen since we graduated in '05!

That's all for now...our Beijing event is this evening - so after that it will be 4 events down, and 2 to go!