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Journeys with George: Now with 10% More Journeys!

  “Kramer goes to a fantasy camp?! His whole life is a fantasy camp. People should throw down two thousand bucks to live like him for a week.” – George Costanza Sometimes I feel like George could say this about me.  So,...

 

Journeys with George: Dragons, Trees and Gelato, Oh My!

  Dobro dan from Slovenia!  My third international journey this year (and the 5th for the President) takes us to Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the US-EU Summit; Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; The Holy See; Paris France; and London, UK.  The...

 

Journeys with George: Greensburg Rebuilding

  This isn’t a foreign trip, but I thought it was worth sharing. Right now I’m sitting in a trailer that during the week serves as a classroom for the elementary, middle and high school students of Greensburg, Kansas. Exactly...

 

Journeys with George: From Russia, with Love

  Здравствуйте, from Sochi, Russia! Sochi is gearing up to host the 2014 Winter Olympics – and signs are everywhere!  But since official merchandise hasn’t been produced yet, you can’t find any shirts and...

 

Journeys with George: Family and Thousands in the Square

  Greetings from Zagreb, Croatia!  In about an hour we are leaving the file to make our way to Russia.  Because of the time change (going from EDT+6 to EDT+8) we don’t land in Sochi until 9:40pm.  Not happy!  But come tomorrow...

 

Journeys with George: “He’s sold more records than Elvis”

  A short, yet very important, dispatch before we leave Bucharest.  Yesterday, Secretary Rice and Steve Hadley came to the filing center at the InterCon to brief the press.  I stayed in our office during their pre-brief with Dana, which...

 

Journeys with George: I’m Driving in the NATO Express Lane

  Good day from Bucharest, Romania!  Bucharest is playing host to the annual NATO Summit.  First impressions are that Bucharest is much different than Kyiv.  Cyrillic is not seen on the signs here like in Kyiv, but instead you see what...

 

Journeys with George: Why does everyone call it THE Ukraine?

  When you last heard from me, we were departing Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for our 13 hour return flight to Washington.  Before I get to the current trip, a quick story from Egypt that happened after I hit send back in January.  Our dinner...

 

Journeys with George: Say What?

  A quick round of applause to the Intercontinental in Abu Dhabi for making a spectacular lasagna at 1:30 a.m. Sunday night.  Man it was good. After two hours of “sleep” – we loaded up the 747 and headed to Riyadh, Saudi...

 

Journeys with George: Abu Dhabi-Abu-Dha-Bu-Wa!

  I am probably the only person that gets my lame little title.  In Man on the Moon, the Jim Carrey movie about Andy Kaufman, he sings a song with those lyrics at Carnegie Hall.  Anyway… Hello from Abu Dhabi!  While Air Force One...

 
 
 
 
 
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