Friday, April 30, 2010

A Walking Tour of Mumbai

When I'm traveling on business I always try to take a little time out to enjoy the sights. In Mumbai there certainly is a lot to see. I hope you enjoy this video of my walking tour. I had a lot of fun making it.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Preparing for 2010 FIFA World Cup

I was recently invited by the Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa in Johannesburg, South Africa to train their team of butlers in anticipation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. I had such a wonderful time in Johannesburg with this group of Butlers. This was my first trip to South Africa. Unfortunately, however, I did not have very much time to explore the city, but I look forward to spending more time exploring on my next visit.

This Butler team was really great and we even had a wonderful lady from the Housekeeping Department join us so that she could better understand what the Butlers do and translate their importance to the rest of the Housekeeping team.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Tiffin


I have just returned from an incredible trip to India where I was in both Hyderabad and Mumbai (formerly Bombay). While in Mumbai, I had the pleasure of purchasing a "tiffin", which is a small metal carrying vessel used to transport lunch. It might seem silly, but I was so excited, I had to take some pictures, which are below. I also took pictures of the little shop where I bought my tiffin and finally the wonderful store owner who sold it to me.

In India, tiffins are picked up and delivered by dabbawalas who travel long and complex distances to get the tiffins to their lucky owners.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010