First USA visit

Travel

It's been 20 fuckin' years since I set foot on the US soil for the very first time…

Here are the reminiscences of good old times:

  • getting a B1 visa at that time was quite a challenge

  • I traveled by myself since my colleague did not receive the USA visa

  • had an incident at immigration office and missed the connection flight

  • my English was pretty bad at that time (I am still working on it)

  • checked baggage did not arrive and I had nothing but the clothes on me

  • my first US photo was a quick shot of big, green road signs the way from airport

  • stayed at 307 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin, Texas, 78733 /img/usa-house.jpg

  • used to spend weekends by the pool drinking Margarita, what a life

  • I remember I was really impressed by multi-level bridges/highways

  • the gap between US and YR was huge at that time, a total different world

  • Ilk's Mall (first mall in Iasi) was under construction

  • I was quite nervous when I went to Moneystar's office

  • huge corporate building, full of employees working in cubicles

  • had my own 2x2m cubicle with phone desk, computer and two monitors, fancy!

  • young and restless (21+ yo), looked even younger (w/o beard)

  • I had to get an ID card to get into bars/buy alcohol, lucky me /img/usa-idcard.jpg

  • as always, what happens in 6th St, Austin stays in Austin :)

  • I had great time traveling around with colleagues

  • weekend break in San Antonio, River Walk, was awesome

  • I saw sky-scrappers for the very first time in Houston

  • also, open day at NASA Johnson Space Center was impressive

  • but missed the opportunity to see NY and World Trade Center …

Happy memories!

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