In a few days, I will be going to India again for business.  This time, I am going to Bangalore, the silicon valley for India where most international tech companies have presence in the area.  I will be staying longer this time too, 13 days including travel time.

This will be my third visit to India so there shouldn’t be any surprises.  Since it will be the first time to Bangalore, I plan to have time for some sightseeing and be a tourist on the weekends.

I hope it is not a bad omen that I am having issue to get an international phone before the trip even started.  I currently have the iPhone 4 from Verizon and it is not compatible for international use.  So I have to request an international loaner phone.  I followed the company procedure and filled out the request more than 8 business days ago.  I asked to have the phone to be delivered to me by Wednesday and today is Tuesday.  I finally got a confirmation after 6pm that a phone will be fedex from Chicago to me by tomorrow.  I hope I will get it tomorrow.  Good thing I deliberately put in one extra day just in case.  My last day in the office is actually Thursday, not Wednesday.  So if necessary, I can still receive the phone on Thursday.

Let’s hope all will be fine for the trip and the project is successful.