Getting selected for the IBM Corporate Service Corps (CSC) was such an honorable moment as not all get such an opportunity. I cherished the moments when some eyes looked at me with pride and some with envy. Eagerly waited for an assignment … for two years. Finally, the email arrived on 24-Oct-2016. Yes, I remember the date :-). The assignment was in CHILE. YIPPEE!!!
The next few days was all about Chile :-).
“I have never been to this part of the world !”
“What language do they speak there?”
“What kind of clothes do they wear?“
“Oh … lets not forget the weather. That is most important. Is it too cold?”
Spent a lot of hours checking on flight connectivity from India to Arica, Chile. There were no routes less than 28-30 hrs.
Flashback (a year ago): Just back from an international trip and I vowed with vengeance “I am never getting on those long flights … never … EVER.” It was one of those ‘Cross my heart and hope to die’ moments. ;-)
(Vicugnas grazing in Arica, Chile)
Current (2016): “30 hrs ... thats it! Awesome!” :-)
Chile … here I come !