Thursday, November 26, 2015

BGOUG Autumn Conference - Extraordinary trip

it's 19-Nov-2015 and this day means that i should start packing and prepare myself for traveling to Bulgaria, at first everything was normal and i thought it will be like any other trip i did before.

since there is no direct flight to Bulgaria then i should landed in Frankfurt first then to Sofia as most of you know i don't like early flight despite i am waking all the night working or replying some emails but it's something i don't like to do :) anyway my flight was at 3:00 am from Jordan i did boarding thing and visa & security Check after 6 hours i landed in Germany,drink coffee in the airport and ran to my next flight Sofia.

When i landed in Sofia it was 1:30 pm exactly, so like any other airport i should pass by immigration officer & this is what happened :-

Me :- Hi, Good afternoon.
officer : Hi, your passport please.
Me ; Sure.
Officer "Scan the visa" and the System start rining.
Me: is there something wrong.
Officer: mmmm come with me please.
Me "in my mind" did i do anything bad before i came here.
Officer : Your visa valid from tomorrow.
Me: Kidding right ? So what ?
Officer : you have to wait till 12:00 am then you access to Sofia.
Me : it's almost 12 hours man.
Officer : it's Ok you can go upstairs and have some drink and food if you want.
Me : Sure, i am gonna have more than this.

So i wait in the airport and during this i sent an email to Milena to inform her that i will not be available till 12:00 am and told her what is happened to me.

I would like to thanks all of them actually Milena, Heli and Gurcan  these guys was checking on me :).

Wait my story not end here, When i went out of security check now i have to start search of my luggage which i found it in Lost & found Department for more information about this part contact me :)

anyway the conference was really good i had two presentation about middleware with live demo, i don't know why the live demo before the presentation working fine but during the presentation it stop working for stupid reasons but live demo is always challenge

everything was well organized  and conference was really amazing.

Safe Trip my friends :) and meet you soon Inchallah.


Cheers
Osama 

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