Tuesday May 21, 2024 EDT 
a nomad in search of...
HOME PAGE About TheLoneRider Contact TheLoneRider Web      
Cambodia Canada France Hong Kong India Indonesia Italy Laos Malaysia Monaco Myanmar Nepal Philippines Singapore Switzerland Thailand Vietnam USA
Astral Projection Caving Fitness Freediving Kayaking Meditation Mountain Biking Mountaineering Rafting Rock Climbing Scuba Diving Snowboarding Surfing Traveling Yoga
Book Review Gear Review Hotel Review Movie Review Show Review Restaurant Review
Art Chilling Out Cool Sites Community Counter Culture Food Odyssey best food recipes Lucid Thoughts Peoplescape Politics Print Media Quantum Mechanics Random Lives Showbiz Snapshot Slice of Life Thought Bubble Teaching Verbatim Wealth Building
SEO Services Web Design Services Advertising Here



May 3, 2004 Monday

Europe - Day 3 / Geneva, Switzerland

UN state-of-mind
The day started early by going to the UN with Ginny. She secured a pass for me and I observed the human rights conference she chaired. Kuwait was on the hot seat for not addressing some pressing issues but Ginny was good in cutting through the chase and putting the session back in its tracks. She has the balls to put the belligerent delegates in their places during the conference. I also had the chance to meet Kishor, who will be my host in Paris.

Additionally, I happen to be seated next to Joe Schekla, a human rights activist whom Ginny puts in high regard. When Ginny and I talked the night before, she talked about Joe in terms of the guy's ability to be a mentor...something I am in search of. We didn't talk at length. I didn't mention to him that desire except that I am at a crossroads where I'm willing to "go with the flow" and let it take me where it takes me. I also mentioned that knowing Ginny has opened me up to the many layers and dimensions of human rights. I hope I made a positive impression on him.

I've read a book about Warren Buffet, Jack Welch, etc., and they all admit to being where they are because they all had mentors...remarkable people who took them under their wings. I so badly need one to put focus on where I should be and to allow me to hurdle this wall I seem to be facing. Joe seems to be that guy for now.

The City
I took a walk around the city. Geneva is squeaky clean, organized and expensive. It had the precision guessed it - a Swiss watch. Internet is Swiss francs (SF)7.00/hour (P280/hr or CAN$7/hr) and small coke is F3.00. Given my limited resources, I had to watch it.

Evening Tête-a-tête
I woke up shortly before Ginny arrived. We talked about her adventure in the Cordillera where she met fascinating people and attended unusual rituals (anting-anting) ...not your everyday cup of tea. This would evolve into our usual evening of conversation by the balcony.

--- TheLoneRider

Facebook Users


Full Name *
Comment *
Input field * (please enter 050304)
Email (optional, will not be posted. Do this once only - the file is retained.)
Upload your profile picture (optional, for posting. Do this once only - the file is retained.)
Pls. check if you would you like to receive the monthly newsletter (email required).

Image Verification
Please enter the text from the image:
[Refresh Image] [What's This?]

Powered by EMF Contact Form
Report Abuse

»» next story: Switzerland - Astral Projection
»» back to Travelling
»» back to Homepage

Davao City

Davao Hotel
Family-Owned and Managed
Davao Hotel


Dumaguete Divers
Scuba Diving
Apo Island

Mario Scuba Diving and Homestay
Scuba Diving
Apo Island


Maricaban Bay property for sale, Coron
Coron Island Property for Sale
Busuanga, Palawan

Calamianes Expeditions And Ecotours, Coron
Island Hopping Tours
Coron, Palawan

Tribal Adventures Outdoor Adventure Tours

SandCastles Palawan Beach Resort SandCastles Palawan Beach Resort


Tribal Adventures
Outdoor Adventure Tours

Boracay Sandcastles Beach Resort
Boracay Beach Hotel