First: A huge thank you to the entire Manager Tools community. I discovered MT about a year and a half ago. My job performance has dramatically improved since, leading to several great opportunities that I credit to following advice from the MT podcasts, blogs and forums. Thanks to you all.
I am on the verge of my first international trip and am looking for practical advice. My company (located in Denver, CO) has decided to send me to Mongolia to set up new equipment and train staff. The success of this project has huge implications on my career. I am very confident in my ability to fix the current problems in the organization, set up the new equipment and train the staff. What I am stressed out about is the travel and cultural differences.
I would welcome any advice on international travel (airports, customs, packing, language, anything) and if anyone is familiar with Mongolia business/customs I would greatly appreciate any wisdom you may be willing to share.
Thanks in advance for your help.