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Assateague Island

This is a favorite place in the DC area for my family and I. And it’s surprising how many people have been to Ocean City, Maryland, and never taken the short side trip to the Island. The beaches on Assateague Island are the best preserved wild beaches I’ve seen in this region. What’s more, with […]

Rurrenabaque and the Pampas Bolivianas

We spent three days exploring the pampas of Bolivia southwest of Rurrenabaque.  It was a great time and a fun explore. From Rurrenabaque, there are two directions the tourists take.  You can go upriver into the jungle, or downriver onto the pampas.  Several people, and some online investigation, suggested that the pampas is actually more […]

Enjoying the Waves

[flv][/flv] Aliciya’s been having a great time playing on the beach these past few days.

Onward to Bolivia

So, the subject matter of this blog is going to change!  Tatyana, Aliciya and I have left Bishkek to begin our next adventure.  Over the next few months we will be reacquainting ourselves with the U.S. and getting ready to move to La Paz, Bolivia, where I will serve as Deputy Chief of Mission. For […]


We had a nice visit to Utah. We went up to Park City for a couple of days and got to spend some time with family.

Orlando and Epcot

We left Washington at the end of July and took the kids to Orlando — six Disney parks in six days. It was a lot of fun, even if it was pretty tiring. With so much to do and see, we didn’t get a lot of photos.

At the Ambassador’s Residence

The nicest place in Baguio — really the reason we go — is the Ambassador’s Residence. It is soooo relaxing. The next day we hiked around the grounds, and I took the opportunity to shoot a few portrait shots.

Tam-awan Village

Tam-awan Village is one of our favorite places in Baguio. We go there about every time we go to Baguio. It’s fun to crawl into the indigenous houses and walk up the hill through the forest.

Strawberry Fields (Baguio Again)

After the Bell Church, we went to the strawberry fields. We had never gone there before, and I was skeptical about the idea, but it was great. It is not far from the Bell Church, just about 20 minutes from town center, and Aliciya loved picking the strawberries. And they are sure good strawberries. There’s […]

At the Bell Church in Baguio

We went to the mountains to show Robert and Salee the Ambassador’s residence and the “Summer Capital” of the Philippines. As usual, the weather in Baguio was cool and lovely. We took them to see the Chinese church, Bell Church, which we saw on our last trip to Baguio.