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  Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok       Figures Leading to Temple at Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Ayutthaya   Schoolchildren at Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Ayutthaya In January 2017, we visited Thailand, Laos, and very briefly Hong Kong.  The trip was full of adventure, sights, sounds, flavors, and people.  The markets are among the most colorful in the world, and the freshly picked vegetables and fruits are delectable. ... Continue Reading


      A Bustling Modern City Interspersed with Landmarks, Palaces,  and Touches of the Old   A Bird's Eye View of London London is a city of beautiful sights, sounds, parks, buildings, museums, and architecture.  Below is a bird's eye view including Russell Square,  Parliament Square,  a view of the British Museum from Contemporary Ceramics Centre across the street, Borough Market, and beautiful Georgian houses off Lambs Conduit Street.  See the ... Continue Reading


      Our itinerary, ably arranged by Travel Atelier in Urgup/Nevesehir, Turkey (founded by the dynamic  couple Y. Murat Ozguc & Pinar Soyata Ozguc, info@travelatelier.com),  included: Cooking class & lunch, Cooking Alaturka Beautiful hotel (European side of the Bosphorus): Istanbul, Park Hyatt Istanbul-Maca Palas (European Side of the Bosporus), a well-located luxurious and gracious hotel; we economized by using our points at the ... Continue Reading


We loved the vitality in the city, and the food was fresh and delicious.  People who had survived two civil wars had joie de vivre that was infectious.  We were sad to see the suffering caused by the recent Ebola epidemic but proud to see that the country has recovered from yet another challenge. In 2009 Abt Associates hired me to develop a strategic plan for JFK Hospital, a distinguished tertiary hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, under the auspices of USAID.  The hospital was ... Continue Reading