World Traveler

I really enjoy traveling to and living in foreign countries. As a result, I have been to the following countries:

  1. Australia (1993, 2000)
  2. Austria (1973, 1987, 2008)
  3. Bahamas
  4. Belgium (1987)
  5. Canada (1989, 1992, 2007, 2009, 2011)
  6. China (2006)
    I traveled to Shanghai to give a full-day tutorial on safety and security requirements at the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). The location was great, a convention center right on the river. It was next door to the Oriental Pearl, from which I had an excellent view of the city and all of its skyscrapers, including over a dozen that were under construction. One of my favorite memories is taking a boat ride along the canals through to a small town and visiting a silk factory where I bought a beautiful bathrobe. I stayed in a small, cheap hotel a couple of miles from the conference venue, so I got lots of exercise walking back and forth.
  7. England (1973, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2015, 2016)
  8. Denmark (1987)
    I taught a public software engineering course in Copenhagen.
  9. France (1973, 1994, 2005, 2008)
    I have spoken at software engineering conferences (including giving a talk at the Sorbonne) and given software engineering training courses in Paris. While there, I visited the Eiffel Tower, the catacombs, and the Louvre Museum. I also took a boat ride down the Seine River.
  10. Germany [West and East (1974)] (1981, 1983, 1987)
  11. Greece [Crete] (2012)
    I spoke at The 11th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering at the absolutely wonderful five-star Aldemar Knossos Resort on the north coast of Crete. While there, I took scuba lessons at the co-located Scubakreta Diving Center and dived in the reefs in the nearby Bay of Malia. I also was able to cross a major item off my bucket list when I toured the ruins of the palace of Knossos, the capital of the Minoan Empire. When the volcano at Santorini exploded, the resulting tidal wave destroyed the Minoan culture and became the source of the myth of Atlantis. The archeological museum in Herculaneum was great. Finally, the conference bused us up the mountains to a traditional Greek tavern for a great dinner, wine, and dancing.
  12. Holland (1981)
    I spoke at a software engineering conference in Amsterdam, staying an extra day as a tourist.
  13. Holy See [Vatican City] (1981)
    While on vacation in Rome, I visited the Vatican and toured Saint Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel.
  14. Hungary (1983)
    While living in Switzerland, I took the train to Budapest and returned via a ship along the Danube River.
  15. India (2007)
    I spoke at a software engineering conference in New Delhi. While there, I toured numerous places and took a side trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
  16. Israel (1996)
    I taught a software engineering course at a software company in Tel Aviv. While there, I took a side trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
  17. Italy (1981, TBD)
    While living in Bern, Switzerland, my second wife and I took a short vacation in Rome and Naples. While in Rome, we visited the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, and the Vatican. In Naples, we visited Pompeii, Herculaneum, Capri, and Mount Vesuvius. While visiting friends in Switzerland, my third wife and I took a day trip down to Domodossola.
  18. Japan (2004)
    I spoke at a software engineering conference at the Kyoto Sangyo University in Kyoto. I took the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. While in Kyoto, I visited the Imperial Palace and took a side trip to the beautiful Asashiyama Bamboo Forest with its many Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples.
  19. Lichtenstein (1987)
  20. Lithuania
    I attended a NATO conference in the capital of Vilnius.
  21. Luxembourg (1987)
  22. Mexico
  23. Netherlands (2006)
  24. New Zealand
  25. Russia [Russian Federation (2010) and Soviet Union (1974)]
  26. South Africa (2010)
  27. Spain (1992, 2008)
  28. Sweden (1987, 2011)
  29. Switzerland (1981-1983, 1987, 1996, 2005, 2010)
    I have lived and worked in Bern and also commuted by train to Geneva. My son Kodiak was born in Bern. When giving talks at software engineering conferences in Munich, Germany, I have visited friends and also visited numerous tourist destinations including Zermatt, Murren, the Matterhorn, and Castle Chillon,
  30. Tahiti
  31. United States

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