This blog post is all about Big Island. It’s official name is Hawaii, and the whole Hawaiian state and chain of islands that make up the state is named after it. It’s also the largest island and is 3 times the size of Oahu, but only has a population of around 200,000. All the other islands of Hawaii could fit into Big Island comfortably. Although not as exciting as Oahu which hosts the state’s capital, Honolulu, Hawaii offers more in terms of natural beauty and hot lava action. If you are interested in Oahu, you can find out more on my previous blog post. Continue reading “Hawaii – Big Island, Volcanoes and Hurricanes”
Mention Hawaii to most people and images of tropical island beaches with beautiful girls in grass skirts doing the hula dance comes to mind. Or you might suddenly recall the iconic music of Hawaii 5-O and surfers riding big waves. All these have been ingrained into the consumers’ mind through years of Hollywood and marketing campaigns. However, Hawaii is much more than these stereotypical images, so read on.
One of the most well known waterfalls in the world is the Niagara Falls which lies on the border between the USA and Canada, and drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario via the Niagara River. We got to visit this magnificent wonder of nature in 2003. Taking a tour bus from New York, we followed a local tour group that stays overnight at Niagara Falls. This is also a good way to spend a weekend excursion when in New York. Continue reading “Niagara Falls”
For those of us working, I guess the first time you get asked, or commanded to go on a business trip can be both exciting and frightening at the same time. Depending on the purpose of the trip and destination, it can be insightful or stressful. My first call came in 1995 when I had just joined a MNC as an engineer. My boss told me that I was required to go to New York, USA, to attend a training session for one of the high-tech equipment that we operated in the factory. Yippee! I thought to myself, I’m going to New York! Continue reading “That First Business Trip”