Can you find the region or state? I am told it does have some nice beaches on the Gulf of Bengal (Indian Ocean). The trip here from Delhi takes a good day... or maybe it was a bad day... but it does take all day (plane or train... then train or car)... with a stop [...]
Strange circumstances... a Hindu statue in a country surrounded by very Buddhist nations... But whose major religion is definitely Islam. I think the Hindus history pre-dates the Moslems by 2000 years. This is the entrance to Batu Cave and .... "Hello Shiva." Of course, there was no escalator or moving sidewalk at the cave - [...]
"They" have kept me running since I landed here - my old stomping grounds (or should I say "tinikling" grounds). "They" are the people who run things for Deseret and CharityVision here. This is where things started happening as far as the foundation is concerned,...where local doctors offered their skills for free...and hospitals obliged with [...]
I started this trip with a purposeful, all day Saturday layover in one of my favorite cities. The city that never sleeps... A close second to my favorite of all---(I'll leave you guessing on that one!) Started off making sure the camera was charged and ready. I met up with my New Delhi family, Arun [...]
A return trip to a country I have written about before...recently. They have the Nile - really wild white water in places, cataracts 4's and 5's. Centralized cataract They have silver backs - gorillas that is. But they ate most of their other wild game in the past and are now trying to repopulate certain [...]
Between my time in Ireland and Amsterdam I spent some time working - not just playing. Instead of being with my granddaughter Shane, I spent quality time with Lucat, Mioty, Narovana and Serge. Lucat Mioty Narovana Serge ...and a dozen other little people. Serge's surgery only got [...]
I took a granddaughter for a short trip to visit Ann Frank, etc... in the city of canals (not Venice)... and bicycles. We ate a lot of Papa Fritz or Patates Frites with mayonaisse, etc. Went to see her "favorite" artist - interesting choice! Where's Normal Rockwell when you need him. We got a picture [...]
If you recognize this landmark, you are remarkable - and get to to to the top of the class. It was erected to commemorate some centennial - but I am told it was several years late in getting finished. It is just a needle - and the highest structure in the capitol city...just a short [...]
These two photos are a giveaway as to where I am today. At one time our program did more corneal transplants in one of Brazil's largest cities, Belo Horizonte, than any other organization. Then the government got involved and demanded we send supp...
The statue - with the bird on his head - is the city founder. I forget his name...obviously a conquistador. I had the pleasure of company here - Rod and Cheryl Petersen were helping to install new x-ray components at our partner hospital - and Ron...