This site will point you to places you have never been to before.
You'll also be introduced to films (rated out of 5 stars), festivals, artists of all kinds, getaways and restaurants. Some amusing bio anecdotes may pop up.
I won’t be cluttering my pages with announcements of concerts and info you can easily grab from the Internet.
So join me on the ride into the rugged and the remarkably luxurious.
We all need to discover open borders both in the world and in ourselves.
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Worst NON-TRAVEL Travel Surprise
Take a look at your passport. Where are you heading to and when?
what date are you returning home? Expiry date no longer gives you the right to
leave your visiting country a day, a week before that expiry date – not even a month before- not even two months before. In fact, you must scadoodle out at least
3 months before the expiry date - when
your destination is Europe. But if you're visiting the USA from Europe, you've got to get out 6 months before
the expiry date.
The point of
this article is this: go on line and the country’s consulate and ask
very carefully, how soon must you leave the destination country before the
expiry date on your passport kick in.
Note that the official has no right to ask you
the number of your passport, just the expiry date.
from Canada demands one month prior. That is another example of each country’s
exit expiry peccadilloes
another sneaky thing. If you opt for a 10-year passport – in the case of Canada
– and you travel a lot and the pages get marked on every spot by border stamps,
you have to get a new one and pay again! So much for saving $40 (the 5-year one
costs $120; the 10-year one is $160).
voyage, but that little coloured passport’s expiry date is so important, you
may very well expire right at the airline’s check-in counter when they tell you
you aren’t getting on the plane today – such as what happened to me yesterday for my flight to Athens, Greece.
So which one are you here? You hit the skids; didn't check the date? Easy-breezy; checked the date