I am home after an amazing OTN Tour in Latin America. Thank you all the organizers and sponsors and especially thank you OTN and the Oracle ACE Program!

To me the tour was a great success: my room was almost everytime full and most of my audience did not know about Data Modeler beforehand. Since I know how important database designing is and how excellent tool Data Modeler is, I think it really was worth all the travelling to share that message 🙂 And I love speaking, seriously.

I was very lucky to have local friends taking the time and effort to show me a little of their country during my very short and tightly scheduled visit. In this post I will share some of those fabulous moments with you…

First Mexico.

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After the busy conference day the user group took us for an amazing dinner. After the meal we were not served coffee but a small cup of hot chocolate! I like this country! This is the area where the restaurant is located:

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The next day Rene and his lovely wife Veronica took us to see the pyramids. We saw some local dancing:

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And of course the pyramids:

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After all the walking and heat we were ready for lunch.

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The lunch made us strong again and we were ready for a party…

We visited the local Venice which offers parties on boat for everybody…

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And even the band joined us… Rene was the best singer, I can tell you!

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After all that party we were ready to sleep but wanted to meet Edward and Dawn for dinner first (I know, we were eating all the time 🙂 ).

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And then it was time to change the country to… Guatemala…

My first surprise was already at the airport where I was welcomed with beautiful roses. And at the hotel more presents were waiting for me.

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Then lunch

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A little bit of walking around and polishing slides…

And a wonderful (and huge 🙂 ) dinner with Deiby and his friends.

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Early in the morning we were ready when Deiby came to pick us up from the hotel and the conference started. In the evening the user group took us for a dinner and for some golfing…

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I am a Mentor to Deiby and I take my job very seriously…I mentor in different areas 🙂

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And then for a quick visit to El Salvador…

This photo is for Frank Munz..

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El Salvador was a really quick visit. A swim, dinner, conference, dinner and bye-bye. But as little as I had the chance to see this country I could say it is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever seen.

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And the conference venue was just amazing. This is me during the lunch break.

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And here’s some of the speakers in the room I spoke:

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And all the speakers and organizers outside the beautiful venue:

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And to…Panama.

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Hot, humid (during my short visit in Panama I had extremely curly hair, all the time 🙂 ) ,…

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And time to fly to Ecuador…

A total zero moment for me…

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The 2,8 km altitude was not enough for us so we needed to visit the “little bread” mountain and say hi to Maria:

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This is our happy group:

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Then a conference and flights back home. It was raining in Miami, raining in London but the sun was shining when I got to Helsinki 😀

I was so exhausted I got home. It was an amazing tour but I could not have done anything more. Sorry, Colombia, I skipped you but I would have been too tired to that trip. Now a lot of rest and then it’s time to start planning my trip to the OOW…