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India tour March 14, 2006

Posted by tysonhartman in Travel.
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On day 2 of my annual tour of our Avanade offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.  Currently in Mumbai, which is truly indescribable if you haven’t been here before.  The size and scale of the infrastructure challenge for a city with this many people is incredible.  Passion of our employees here is fantastic and the cultural focus and support of technology careers is something I’m sure other countries wish they could institutionalize.

Currently reading Freedom at Midnight by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre based on a recommendation for a good read about history of India.  Hard to find domestically and I understand you could buy here for a fraction of the price but I found from a Amazon reseller.  I like reading history and am really enjoying it and for a 24 hr flight, it fills the hours. 

Note for others traveling to Accenture office here – stay at the Renaissance instead of Hyatt or Sheraton, it’s nicer, much closer to the office and I’ve heard cheaper.    Traffic here also exists on a whole other scale so location is key to avoid spending days in taxis. 


Bag addict March 12, 2006

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I admit, I have a problem.  I’m a travel bag addict.  I’ve got an entire closet (no exaggeration) of bags I’ve tried on all my business travel.  But when you’re on the road, that bag is your life, connection home and companion.  Why not have one you love?  This is my current favorite which if you use the Amex Starwood Preferred Guest card you can get for free if you accumulate enough points for a gift card from Nordstrom :) 

blog from above March 12, 2006

Posted by tysonhartman in Gadgets, Travel, Uncategorized.
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Just had to do this because it’s possible – this blog post brought to you from a wireless connection at 35,000 feet on a Lufthansa 747 somewhere over Iran on the way to India.  Unbelievable.