People say Travel is fun, well not always in my case. Not because I hate to travel but because being an occasional traveler, I always wanted to avoid long distance travel and stick to short distance one. So, when my manager Milan informed me about my selection for 2 months visit to US, I was jumping with joy outside but at the same time, the thought about long hours of flight was killing me inside. Amidst all these mixed emotions and preparations, finally, the day came.
Growth of Deerwalk’s Nepal office has been phenomenal. I have been a part of this family since its early days and have seen it growing from one room office to where it is now. I recently got back from a month long second US visit and this time around I saw the growth of US office too. Things have changed a lot since my last visit; the office space is much bigger now with nice setting and ambience, the number of resources in US office has grown and the team there looks much more complete than it was earlier.
I still remember my first day in office. It was Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Back then, this company was just a start-up. Today, we can proudly consider Deerwalk as one of the largest and best IT companies in Nepal. The growth has been phenomenal and I consider myself lucky to be a part of this outstanding growth. At Deerwalk, I have always felt myself at home, from day one, where I am able to freely share my ideas, knowledge, and expertise. When the company decided to let me visit our US office located at 430 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA,
It is very rare that we find people who dislike traveling and exploring places and to me, it is one of the best things one can do during their entire life. I was having mixed feelings about my trip to the United States, especially because this was my first one. I was super-excited about the idea of visiting those wonderful places in the US that I had been hearing about from my friends and colleagues. After a long wait, I departed to Boston on Sunday, June 5.
Travelling is one of the most enriching experiences. Despite the fact that I was travelling to the US for the third time, there were a few reasons for me to be excited with this trip. We had been serving our client for more than three years, and I would be meeting their on-shore team in person for the first time. I was confident that this visit would take our professional relation to the next level, and give us new opportunities to explore.
Saint Augustine once quoted: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” The moment I came to know that I was next in line for the US visit, I was on cloud nine. After a month-long preparation, I was finally departing for Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The departure date of my flight to the US for the visit to Deerwalk office headquarters was a bright Sunday morning. I had never been to the US before, so I was both nervous and excited, as it was my first time traveling such a great distance alone.
My ticket to Boston was finalized and scheduled for December 30, 2015, making my arrival date New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2015). I had mixed feelings about reaching the US on such a day, and was prepared to celebrate the new year jet-lagged and drowsing off in bed.
My journey from Kathmandu began on November 22 and, after flying for more than 24 hours, I reached Boston. Since I had heard that it is very cold in Boston during winter, I had packed my luggage with warm clothes and snow boots. I hoped that there would be snow when I reached Boston but when my plane landed I was quite sad to realize that I was the only person at the airport wearing winter gear.
‘TRAVELLING’ – At first it made me speechless. Today, it has turned me into a story-teller. The most awaited day – the day I left for the USA – finally arrived after a month of preparations. All my bags were packed and ready to go. I was full of excitement and thrill because I was leaving on a jet-plane.