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Pura Vida in Costa Rica

After just 3 days in Guatemala, it was time to say goodbye to my family and get on a plane to Costa Rica, accompanied by a very sick Paula—I guess food poisoning strikes pretty much everyone sooner or later in Guatemala; fortunately, my stomach has become pretty tough after vomiting my heart out about a […]

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Back to My Roots

I arrived in Guatemala on the 10th of March, exactly one month after leaving Switzerland. I was looking forward to getting here a lot because I am actually half Guatemalan and my grandmother (who’s turning 97 this year) still lives here. So, for the first time in a month, I’m not sleeping at a hotel, […]

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Hightech in the Wild West: Metrohm Raman

The U.S. is such a vast country that both climate and culture vary quite a bit depending on where you are. I noticed that when I left Tampa and arrived in Chicago, and I noticed it again when I left Chicago and arrived in Laramie, Wyoming. One afternoon, I’m walking amidst skyscrapers in metropolitan Chicago—and […]

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The Importance of Ketchup

After coming from Laramie, Wyoming, where I visited Metrohm Raman (blog post coming soon!), the temperatures here in Toronto don’t feel that bad. The first item on our itinerary here was visiting two local Metrohm customers with Parviz Shahbazikhah, sales rep at Metrohm Canada: Select Foods and the research group of Prof. Ted Sargent at the […]

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A Tour of ArrMaz with Michele

After just one day in Orlando, where I visited Pittcon, it was already time to move on to my next stop: Tampa, where Metrohm USA has its main office. My friend Elena, who only recently relocated from Metrohm Headquarters in Switzerland to Metrohm USA, gave me a ride, so we were able to catch up […]

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Party the Mexican Way

A Metrohm-made Gem With our last customer visit on Wednesday at Polaquimia in Tlaxcala, we finished the strenuous part of my visit and, boy, was I ready for it. But I do have to go into this visit briefly. Polaquimia is a producer of various chemicals and has been using Metrohm instruments for many, many […]

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20 Years of Success of Metrohm Mexico

The Beginning In 1998, in the middle of a profound economic crisis in Mexico related to a decrease in the oil prices and the imminent bankruptcy of the Mexican Bank, Metrohm Mexico, at that time Brinkmann Instruments, opens its office in Mexico City. That year, the Mexican writer Octavio Paz, winner of the Nobel Prize […]

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