Like so many of his likes he dreams of a good vacation, and to fuel his toughts into reality our mutual friends from Auckland Chetsy and Bhola invite him over. And lo, there was an idea for a vacation.
Bhandu doesn't miss time in building a team, I was the only potential companion. I get the call.
Now, my schedule was very weird at that time, I had just joined a project, and was the only person working. My project was scheduled to go live in another couple of weeks, and managers have this funny taste for short notice long leaves.. always want them never give any. But I shold give full points to my managers.. they didn;t object. If I completed the planned work.. I was good to go. So I slogged.
And while this was going on, I had parallel activities to do.. apply for the Visa, look out for the tickets and most hauntingly.. i had two exams scheduled (which I cleared!!!).
But finally, we were all set to go.