Yet more travels under my belt, but not a blog update in sight.  Sigh… France: Bordeaux, Medoc, Cognac, Provence, Avignon, Arles, Corsica, Dordogne (Rocamadour, Domme, Monpazier), St Emilion, Chamonix, mountaineering week around Mont Blanc massif Spain: Barcelona for Andy & Laura’s wedding, Montserrat Germany: Munich Netherlands: Amsterdam x 2 Switzerland: Zurich, Baden, Lausanne, Berner Oberland,, Read More

I’ve had a little "on the beach" downtime between private equity cases recently, and decided to head across the bay one day midweek to chill out on the Berkeley campus, stick my head into the administrative offices at the Haas School of Business and say hi to a few friends, eat lunch at one, Read More

Before work begins I’ve been busy zigging and zagging across the city doing a million different things.  I’ve had my camera with me (habit after traveling for so long!) and have snapped a few pics around the city.  Here are a few:      Sather Gate, at the southern entrance to UC Berkeley.  , 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

I always wanted to go to this tournament hosted by Duke University each year in North Carolina.  Even before I began business school I’d heard about it, but since coming to Berkeley I haven’t been able to get a Haas team together because we’re a small business school and there just isn’t the interest, Read More

We spent our final few days in and around the northern city Tamale (pron. “ta-mah-lay”).  The north of Ghana is drier and far more arid savannah, and famine and hunger are much more prevalent.  And boy was it hot hot HOT.  We were there to meet with the UN World Food Programme and Catholic, Read More

On our second weekend we took the chance to go way off the beaten track to Mole National Park, a large park in north-western Ghana known for its wild elephant population.  To get there it was a bumpy and looooong drive along terrible roads with our Ghana Health Service driver Donku at the wheel., Read More

While we were in the Ashanti region, Abenaa took us to see her pilot program – finally we would get to see a school feeding program in action!  After six months of working on the project we were keen to see how one actually looked and operated. We drove a few hours north-east of, Read More

Kumasi is the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom in central Ghana, and it was our home for the second week of our trip.  We were there to work with Abenaa, another member of the UN Hunger Task Force, a senior staff member of the Ghana Health Service and the woman responsible for the pilot, Read More