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The Travel Issue: Singapore Edition – And What I Learned in Asia

The final stop on The D&O Diary’s Asian Tour was the island city-state of Singapore. Located only about 60 miles north of the equator, Singapore is a sun-drenched commercial center that has managed despite its slight size to become one of the world’s wealthiest countries.   Prior to boarding my flight to Singapore, I purchased a bottle … Continue Reading

The Travel Issue: Hong Kong Edition

The D&O Diary’s Asian mission continued this week, with Hong Kong the next stop on the itinerary following Beijing. If Beijing is a Chinese city wearing a new Western-style business suit, then Hong Kong is a Western city with a Chinese heart.   Hong Kong is topographically complicated; it is divided by bays, harbors and … Continue Reading

The Travel Issue: Beijing Edition

The D&O Diary is on assignment in Asia this week, with a first stop in Beijing and with other Far Eastern stops scheduled after that. Even traveling “over the top,” Asia is very far away. When the flight progress monitor shows your plane traveling over Irkutsk and Ulan Bator, you know you are far from … Continue Reading

The Travel Issue: Dublin Edition

On first encounter, three impressions immediately emerge regarding the throngs of pedestrians walking along O’Connell Street, the main thoroughfare in Dublin’s central district: first, everyone is incredibly young; second, they are a surprisingly diverse crowd; and third, there are a hell of a lot of babies in strollers everywhere you look.   The D&O Diary was … Continue Reading

Lloyd’s and the London Market

The Lloyd’s Building, at 1 Lime Street in London, is the vital, dynamic heart of the London insurance market, as well as the historic center of the global insurance industry. The D&O Diary is on assignment in the U.K. this week, and one of the high points of the business itinerary was a tour of … Continue Reading

The Travel Issue: London Edition

The D&O Diary is on assignment in the British Isles this week, with the first stop on the itinerary in London. The London sojourn represented a return engagement to a familiar and favorite place, both for myself and for my 18 year-old son, who accompanied me.   Because we have seen most of the major … Continue Reading

The Hotel Issue

I inhabit a world in which hotels loom unfortunately large. During many work weeks, I spend more nights in hotels than at home. Many of these hotel nights involve nondescript rooms in cookie-cutter chain hotels. These chain hotels are neither good nor bad, merely boring. They are so lacking in distinctiveness that often I am … Continue Reading

The Travel Issue

The D&O Diary is on assignment in Europe this week. The first stop on the Continental itinerary was Amsterdam.I had never been to Amsterdam before, but I have traveled to Northern Europe quite a bit, so when I packed I made sure to load up on sweatshirts and a fleece. And an umbrella. As it … Continue Reading