by Meli C

Business or Pleasure?

I spend a lot of time and effort planning trips for myself because travelling is something that really makes me happy! I do, however, always relate travelling to vacations and not to work. Perhaps because the few business trips I’ve gone on have been very short and haven’t involved a lot of downtime.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to really travel for work for the first time. I say “really” because this trip covered a lot of firsts for me.  This was my first long business trip (it lasted a whole week), it was my first international business trip, and it was also the first trip I’ve taken that managed to blur that fine line between work and pleasure.

Although I was not on vacation, I was still able to experience new and exciting things. I experienced a different work culture, I briefly explored a beautiful city that I had never been to before (thereby  meeting my new year’s resolution early this year!), I met amazing people, and tried new foods, such as homemade pizza (by Chelo) and traditional Humita from Cordoba, Argentina. Oh, and I loved the super cool old-school gasified water experience at Alfonsina!

I’ve always felt that there’s no better feeling than putting a face to a name and developing personal connections with people that you interact with often or on a daily basis. Specially in this global business world that we live in today.  And fortunately, this is exactly what I got a chance to do. Thanks to all of you for making me feel at home and I hope to see you again soon!


1 Laura { 04.20.10 at 8:40 pm }

That was Mexico for me two years ago.
I definitely think it puts your professional work and way of doing things in perspective when you come in contact with new people in your field of work. Loved your pics! And I sure wanted to try that pizza!

2 Lisandro Moisés Enrique { 04.20.10 at 9:21 pm }

El placer fué nuestro y el placer se consigue, desde mi punto de vista con ingredientes tan básicos como la comida, algunos amigos y buena charla. No la charla de compromiso, sino la que se disfruta y busca allá en lo profundo.

Me alegra enormemente haberte conocido. Fuí feliz antes, durante y después por eso.

Que se repita, la proxima comida casera la quiero hacer yo!!! 😛

3 Chelo { 04.20.10 at 9:23 pm }

Fue buenisimo tenerte aca en Cordoba, lo único que fueron pocos dias… espero que vuelvas pronto y que no vendas mi receta!
Volveee Meli!

4 amf { 05.20.10 at 5:48 pm }

sounds awesome – i wish i could travel for work.

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