On first of June, together with my two colleagues, I headed to The States again. Unlike the cold and snowy winter, Boston summer seemed to be delightful with the ocean breeze making me want to indulge in different activities immediately after landing in the Logan Int’l Airport. With all the luggage tucked in the cab, my colleagues beside me and the memories of my last visit fresh on my mind, we reached Ashay Dai’s place; our home for the next four months.
On May 30th 2018, I along with Pratik and Barsha started our official visit to US. Our flight was at around 9:10 pm in the evening which was headed towards Boston, our final destination via Abu Dhabi as the transit city. After landing in Boston we took a cab to our office where we got to meet our Deerwalk team members and our US based office. There I got to know about the different tasks and challenges we had to tackle with completely new environment from what we have in Nepal.
I was very delighted when Pramod dai informed me that my US visit has been scheduled for Aug of 2018. From that day on I was very excited about my visit. On July 31, I along with my colleague (Narayan Chalise) went to Boston via TIA. We had two transits, one at Abu Dhabi and another was at New York. On the same flight from Abu Dhabi, our US collegue Mukta didi and her family were returning to the US so we didn’t face any problems in any of our transits.
In Nepal many people dream about visiting United States and among them I am one too. My dream came true on July 30th, 2018, I was given an opportunity to visit United States of America ; the land of dreams. I along with my colleague Raghu started our journey from TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport). We flew from Kathmandu to Boston via Abu Dhabi and New York.
My official visit to the US started from September 1, but before I going to the US I had a quick 1 week stop at Germany to visit my Sister, Brother in law and Aunt. I am very grateful to Deerwalk that I was granted a week of leave to visit Europe before stepping on the US soil. It was my first time going out of Asia. I landed in Germany on 27th August and departed from Germany on 1st September and Landed on Logan Airport, Boston on the same day.
My official visit to US started from July 1, I was fully prepared for the trip and had learned about the flights, transits, United States cultures, dos & don’ts. Besides usual things, funny part about my trip preparation was that I used to watch the flight simulator videos on Youtube even though I was not going to operate the aircraft myself 😛 .
I along with Milan dai, started our US visit on 31st of May 2018. Our flight was late at 11 P.M and we landed at Boston via Dubai on 1st of June at around 2 PM. We grabbed a taxi to our hotel, where we were handed key-cards to our room. After shopping for our groceries, we were treated by a surprise visit by Suresh, Manish, Sushant dai and others at our hotel where we did a lot of catching up with bottles of beer. Then our regular schedule for work started from the next Monday with a similar routine of Abanish dai picking up on mornings and taking an Uber on evenings.
The trip to US was uneventful, peaceful, exciting and filled with new sights and sceneries. The only downside was that it was long, long enough to be tiring. On arriving at the Logan Airport our exit was hassle free. Next we grabbed a cab and were headed straight to the office. On the way the we were again treated with some extravagant sights of a foreign city. At the office we had a small reunion with old colleagues and finally meeting some known names with unknown faces. Again we were off to Smriti didi’s place for a quick refresh and then headed to Ashay dai’s place where we would be staying for the rest of our time in the US. Got settled and Ashay dai provided us with a quick tour of the place, a few rules and also a few general “To know” points about living in the US and the locality.
April 1, 2018 at around 10 in the evening we bid farewell to our families and embark in a month long trip to the west.This was my first time in Qatar Airlines. Excited and enthralled, we departed from TIA in Airbus A320.
8 Hours transit in Doha was a little too much but we were determined that nothing would stop us; not even the uncomfortable seats in the airport-waiting-area which was our only option for a quick power nap.
I enjoyed my flight from Doha to Boston with cognac sips and the amazing view of the ural mountain range. I managed to click few shots as Binita obliged to switch seat; super comfy middle for her window one. The view was mesmerising.
April 30 the day when I departed from Tribhuwan International Airport for my most awaited journey to US, never before been outside of Nepal, this was the first time I was travelling this far and was thrilled, thinking of all the new experiences in the way and my US stay. More than 20 hours of flight plus 6 hours of transit finally came to end and I was there at the land of opportunities. My first sight to US was New York (JFK International Airport), from the New York sky, I could imagine the grandness of US. Another hour of flight and I was at Logan International Airport, Boston. As suggested by Abanish dai, took a cab and headed for Deerwalk Lexington Office.