It really is that simple. I made an on the spot decision and it has turned out to be all good. To put this all into context what happened was my boss has previously visited China in the past few months and had an excellent time there. While he was there he had the chance to meet faculty from the Nanjing Forestry University.
So what does this have to do with me? The University have extended the invitation for us to visit again. As my boss has been on a few international trips already recently he felt he did not have the time to commit with the ever increasing pressures of work.
So he decided to pass the opportunity on to someone else. That someone - is me. Awesome!
So I must say a HUGE thanks to my wife is allowing me to go :-) and oh yeah - I even get to pop into Shanghai for the weekend for some sighseeing and shopping! So I better bring home something nice!