We had our first trip together as a team last weekend. We went to Sapa, a famous tourist area up in the northern part of Vietnam. Among the mountains and forests, we spent two days and two nights to climb Fanxipan – the highest spot in Southeast Asia, visit villages, enjoy delicious local food, and sometimes just simply stay in our hotel rooms and play board games until morning.
Sounds more like a fun trip with friends rather than a company trip, isn’t it? I guess it’s because of the culture of our company, a tech startup composed of mostly young people – even the oldest member, our CEO, has only been in his early 30s. Working with like-minded people of similar ages makes everyday at work seem more like a day hanging out with friends than a regular rigid 9 to 5 office day.
This is the same feeling I had when I was working in the Operations team last summer. Such relaxing and connecting atmosphere, one of the reasons I decide to come back here, has been a unique characteristic of AhaMove, creating strong bonds between individuals of the company. We have our second trip – the real company trip – coming in two weeks in which members of both Northern and Southern branches are going join together on a two-and-a-half day in Danang. “Excited” surely is not enough to describe how I’m looking forward to this. Should be a fun and memorable time of me in this internship.