|Subject: New Member Intro|
I'm Dick (Richard) Smith, Senior Citizen from Arlington, near Boston, MA.
A large chunk of my life has been spent outside the US, in the Army (5 1/2 years in Germany right after WW II), 25 trips to Japan (totaling about 2 years) where I helped former a Sister City relationship, 8 trips to China via a Japan-China Sister City relationship.
Since 1993, I've been working off and on in various former Soviet republics (Russia, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine), Eastern Europe (Romania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Bulgaria), and Egypt (totaling about 4 years).
Over the past few years, my wife and I have traveled in Africa (Morocco, Tanzania, Kenya), South America (Peru, Ecuador - including Galapagos), New Zealand and Australia, and Europe (Italy, UK, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Berlin, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Holland). In January, we are planning our first visit to Portugal.