Kiran (my son) and I got to visit the Galápagos Islands – a fascinating archipelago admired for its unique collection of species and its exclusive ecosystem. Darwin’s exceptional work in “Origin of Species … ” started with endemic (unique to one location) nature of species he found in each of these islands. Continue reading “Galápagos Islands – endemic and unique ecosystem”
When I (Vijay) was first assigned this job to run a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session for the FIRST conference 2017 in Puerto Rico, I was excited. After a few attempts to convince my family to go, I settled to travel alone into my favorite vacation spot – only this time for work
When I received the “Pura Vida” (Pure Life) greetings from our Airbnb host, I really wondered if Costa Ricans really loved life that much. It seems true after our family short vacation week during “Semana Santa” (Holy Week) in Costa Rica.
Haiti Journal – a week of Healing Trip in Feb 2017
Feb 19 – Arrive in Port-au-Prince , TapTap ride to Mirebalais. En route ate pizza at “Rooster Cafe” and enjoy a cool night at my personal cabin (boys only room). Smells (coconut-like) and sounds (rooster-crowing) reminds me of rural India – just simple. Continue reading “A week in Haiti Feb 2017”