12 posts categorised "Travel"

31 May 2011

Weißwurst and Karma

Bonjour, Today’s guest blog comes from Arundhati Pandeya, a Consultant in PwC’s Munich, Germany office. She called me a few months ago when she had just started her career with PwC and was relatively newly graduated. We discussed her new joiner and multi-cultural experiences in Munich (one of my favourite...

17 March 2011

Making it happen - an EPIC journey

Bonjour, This week I’ve asked Erica Goldsmith of PwC UK to share how her recent international assignment enhanced her personal and professional life. I was inspired by Erica’s candour and insight – and having been on an international assignment, could relate to what she had to say about the dream...

20 September 2010

Inspiration from the east

Konnichiwa from Tokyo! I’ve had an amazing time in Tokyo, where PwC Japan hosted its second annual Women’s Network Conference, connecting its women to PwC leadership, peers, and exploring career strategies. I have a special place in my heart for Japan. At university I roomed with Mariko (whose mother is...

31 August 2010

Be here now

Bonjour, Here in Brussels, we’re gearing up for la rentrée – the period where all the city-dwellers who’ve been enjoying their August holidays on the Riviera, Normandy, Provence, and the like, return en masse in a bustle of car horns and exhaust fumes for the re-entry to work and school...

03 March 2010

Food for thought

Bonjour from Brussels, I’ve just returned from sunny (oh, so sunny) Barcelona. Growing up in the U.S., I never understood why my grandparents, aunts, and uncles spoke endlessly about the weather in Scotland. Every conversation inevitably began with a full and detailed disclosure of the climate and precipitation report in...

26 November 2008

Unaccustomed Earth

Last week saw me in Delhi, Bangalore and then back to Delhi once more, before returning to London at the weekend. My week was busy, frantic, noisy, crowded, chaotic – and fascinating, insightful, educational, a privilege. I met so many great people and was made very welcome by both NASSCOM...

18 November 2008

Heat and dust

India. Diverse. Hot. Dusty. Crowded. Chaotic. Noisy. Colourful. Teeming with people. And animals are everywhere – dogs, cows, monkeys, goats. An eight hour flight, a five and a half hour time difference. A world away. A world in which there are many forms of transport: bicycles, motorised three-wheeler rickshaws, cars,...

14 November 2008

Passage to India

A brief update before I head off to India this weekend, and a bit more information about what I’ll be doing over there. Since I last blogged, NASSCOM have come back to me and changed my speaking session around – so I will now be on the CEO panel (an...

10 November 2008

On being wrong!

It’s rare for my first words upon waking to be: “Who won?” It’s even rarer for me to say, publicly, that I am delighted to be wrong. But both instances occurred on Wednesday 5th November 2008, when I awoke to discover that Barack Obama had won the US election –...

04 November 2008

On birthdays, elections and South Africa

Today is not only Election Day in the USA but also the 89th birthday of my grandmother, after whom I am named (Cleo is short for Cleone, which is her middle name; my middle name comes from my paternal grandmother). We call my grandmother “Mamma” (a long family story behind...

30 September 2008

Sex, Flights and Videotape

Hello again. Last week’s promised update on the progress of our video failed to materialise, as you may perhaps have noticed, due to one very simple reason: I was without a laptop! My computer made a noise, not unlike the sound of a champagne cork popping (only much less fun)...

29 August 2008

The Travel Tao of Cleo

As I’ve previously mentioned … (I know … only a few times …) I’ve just been to South Africa for a trip that was both long haul (two x 12 hours’ plus flights, both overnight) and long distance in terms of duration (nearly two weeks). While I was there, several...