|With Ambassador Bobby of Jamaica|
|my shoes captured by a|
friend's camera & sent to me
|With Irine et el @ local nightclub, Nairobi|
|One has to love the vast fashion Manikins in Addis|
The rest of my stay for the few weeks was following up with work and going out with friends. A local night club with great dance and lounge was opened by some Kenya Airways pilot in Karen city where I stay, so we visited and danced most Thru/Fri there. It was safe, good crowed and most of all close to our homes.
|My usual visit to my President |
in Ethiopia, with Pres, Girma
|View from our Family Penthouse|
|Kuriftu Resort out of town|
|shoe candy I hardly can walk in|
|Capturing the historic election of|
Kenya on TV
Witnessing the historic election in Kenya was worth my time.
China with its over 1b population, I was so anxious to go. I was going of course for the ICANN meeting, it is work, however these meetings at ICANN always intersect between tourism and work.
|Amazing architectures in beijing|
|Showing off our names written in Chinese|
|Yes, a medal of prove of my |
climbing The Great Wall of China!
|Climbing The Great Wall of China,|
English is not so commonly spoken, so I had to hire an English speaking guide along with my private driver to go around including all my tours. I did some shopping.
|Ouch! my fall was painful for days|
|Yes my Party Outfit w/ my|
Chinese name 'sophia' Fan!
|@ Yale University|
Next in front of me was a flight that was dreadfully long, 20 Hours to New York and then another 2 hrs car drive to Connecticut to speak at Yale University the next day. All went well, student chaperone picked me up from airport, they put me up in a nice guest suite on campus, so it was lovely to see the students through my window everyday walk by, reminded me of my own campus days. Yale is a lovely place, very much looks like Oxford in London but spread out.
|W Ethiopian Students I met at Yale|
The starbucks across was full of students, and after my presentation the next day, I spend time walking about in the city, stopped over for a great meal for lunch and a dinner treat from one of the organizing Student, who refuse for me to pay. A great group of student leaders who are trying to solve the issues of Africa and get involved. They should be applauded for their initiatives. The flight back to California was uneventful, arrived at evening, took the usual shuttle service home and refused to leave my place to go anywhere that would exert me energy including my Gym. I only got out of my place to take two massages that week, and pampered with fixing my manic/pedicures and a movie and catching up with comfort sleep. This was the summary of my trip ya all. Cheers til next time. Enjoy pics that say a 1000 words!