I was supposed to go on a business trip in Jan 2014. My original travel plan was supposed to be
Sg> Tokyo transit > Seattle transit > Canada > LA > San Diego > Texas > Tokyo transit > Sg
I was supposed to be flying with my colleague & our boss was supposed to join us in LA directly. Unfortunately, I did not hear from the Canadian embassy until a day before I was about to fly. So, I almost gave up on going on this trip because my Canada training was the most important part of the business trip. Boss was definitely not happy & was looking into cancelling the trip. However, he realized that he would be refunded only 1/4 of the ticket and that too 3-6 months later. WTH. So,it seemed wiser to send me on the trip. I ended up quickly booking tickets from Seattle > LA and having my Seattle> Canada leg of the trip cancelled.
On Jan 15 morning, I and my colleague flew from Sg >Tokyo transit > Seattle. She continued her journey to Canada & I dropped off in Seattle. While she was training in Canada, I was sleepless in Seattle 😉 These 2-3 days in Seattle were not counted as annual leave as it came under office trip.
And, that is how I ended up visiting Seattle 🙂