For Mum and Dad’s last full day in the US I suggested we rent a car and drive to Yosemite National Park, a 3-4 hour drive from San Francisco.  We had an early start and were on the road by 7am.  We got caught up in some of the peak hour traffic, stopped off, Read More

We flew down to Mexico the morning after my graduation.  My parents had recently bought into a global timeshare and wanted to try it out for the first time in the Pacific coast city of Mazatlan.  Our resort was the dated Balboa Towers, but what it lacked in style it made up for in, Read More

I celebrated my last night as an MBA student in style, inviting my family, Adriana and our family friend Arlene out for a lovely dinner at Julius’ Castle, a fancy restaurant about two blocks from my apartment up on Telegraph Hill with fantastic views of the bay, the Bay Bridge and the East Bay. , Read More

To celebrate the end of our MBAs we planned a bunch of activities to unwind, enjoy the moment and farewell many of our friends.  It was a mirror image of the Orientation Week activities organized for us two years earlier, so it was aptly named Disorientation Week. OCEAN BEACH BONFIRE: This was a repeat, Read More

This blog is still under construction and I’m slowly bringing my entries up-to-date.  Please come back again soon, when I should have the following pages up and running: More Swiss Alps: mountaineering, hiking, snowboarding Rugby: Rugby Club Zurich, Swiss Rugby, Berkeley RFC Trip summaries (text with a few select photos) from my travels around, Read More