Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reporting USA....

I am stealing time here to write for blog…. Seriously… not getting enough time to share my US experience…… and no funny/odd things happened to me to share… ya. Ya.. I know you all disappointed by reading this but its true… :) ……

Flight was more than comfortable and Airport procedure finished just in 10-15 minutes at both airports; it may be business class tkt effect, no queues at all. Ya ya… At all counter, they asked for my passport just to verify that I am same guy who traveling in business class as I m not looking at all business class traveler. I also got to know that ones I boarded, all seats were filled either by Aged Indians or Foreigners….. So but obvious they doubting me for stealing ticket. Anyways, I enjoyed flight as it was my 1st one (Yup, I never traveled in domestic flight even and forget USA, I haven’t been to Nepal where visa is not required) and I specifically asked for window ticket and got that. It was wonderful experience. And I have no clue how much I eat/drink/sleep during 18 hours flight including 2 hours break at Brussels. Brussels airport is surrounded by greenery and it has nice views.

And now I am enjoying USA very much except work loadL. Weather is great here (till now). It is around 25, neither hot nor cold. My office and hotel is in village kind of place so not much traffic here and most of the bungalows having big gardens at all place.

You know, I drove car on 1st day itself (obviously Amar sits beside me and driving back seat driver). From 3rd day I am driving on my own to office, yuppie….. Left hand driving doesn’t cause me much problem (may be I m leftie and it helped). But lane shifting is hell here; you need to turn neck before change the lane. Oops… why don’t it is enough to check in mirror n change like India!!! Till date, only 1 honk occurred to me though and that too on 1st day only and I haven’t honked anyone yet in 6 days, Strange!!!
1 more thing, here no U-turns... hardly you will find roads where you can take U-turns and we were on ride on Sunday courtesy Google maps… yes, can you believe!!! Google maps show KFC at wrong place & wrong route & our 3 miles drive became 30 miles. We were on I-80 by mistake and it is tough here, Inter-State highways… aah.. No exit comes till 15 miles and ahh... we reached one village after exit. It was like horror movie, at 8 pm, you don’t find single person outside and it was like deserted; virana kind of place. Luckily we spotted one girl in car in parking lot n she showed us the way to go back. So conclusion, Driving is no fun here unless you are aware of roads. Thinking to Buy GPS but I doubt on it as Google maps did the mistakes!!!!!!

Apart from that, all work work n work… even 1st weekend I spent in hotel and checking logs n mails n db entries… aah…… but anyways, it is because of workload only, I am here so… I m cool…. :)  ….

Ya… you will not find tub in washroom here…. It's all tissue paper….. yukk…

And I will upload pics soon.... keep visiting......

3 comments:

Alpesh Bhalala said...

Great experiences!!
At US airport, Homeland Security department doesn't care whether you traveled by your own plane or business or courtesy tickets. SRK can be hold for few hours too. So, it has nothing to do with biz ticket.

Driving... once you will be used of the system. Some of your thoughts would be extremely opposite. e.g. U-Turns as and when you want, Shifting lanes and making sure of blind spot ( its scientific not just a law) I didnt care that many times and was very close to accident twice.

But keep writing and keep observing differences of cultures, system, processes and use of technologies.

Urvashi said...

Whoolaa.. u r in USA..?? thts definitely gr8 news.. even i hvnt been blogging much recently so cudnt read some of ur previous posts....

Enjoy ur stay there and have loads of fun.....

TC..Enjoy..!! :) :)

Anish Patel said...

Alpesh Sir: I understand blind spot now... without close to accident :) ....
My eyes r open..... for observations...

Uravashi: Yes, Mam... Me in USA and going great till now....