Wednesday, September 20, 2017

China 144-hour Visa-Free Transit: It Worked the 1st Time

This post is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea, Tahiti Auckland, New Zealand Hong Kong Island Tokyo,...

China 72-hour Visa-Free Transit Disaster (again)

It's my birthday today and for it TPOL gave me the gift of a huge headache at Chinese Immigration. I've written about how I've written about my visa problems. I thought I had this...

The Lucky Windfall From China Visa Disaster

I am the most paranoid person when it comes to visas because of the list of visa disasters that I have referenced in the past. I wrote the book on China Transit Visas and have shared...

Care for a Margarita? You’ll Need a Visa

Aló Presidente, I was hoping to visit Venezuela's Margarita Island so I could add it to my New Year's Party Destination List when I read the bad news: a tourist visa is required to visit Venezuela. Once...
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Global Entry for Mexico

I received a message in my spam folder claiming that Global Entry members could sign up for a similar program for 'Global Entry for Mexico'. The Programa Viajero Confiable Mexico shouldn't have gone to the junk...
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The Idiot’s Guide to Getting a Myanmar Visa

This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Bangkok, Thailand Chiang Rai, Thailand Yangon, Myanmar Ngwe Saung, Myanmar Mandalay, Myanmar Bagan, Myanmar Hong Kong Orlando, Florida Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to...

China’s 72-hour Visa-Free Transit Rule: Flyer Beware

This is part of the Trip Report The Visa Run Keeps Running (October 2014) which started and ended in Mongolia with these stops along the way: Shanghai, China Hong Kong Shanghai, China Osaka, Japan Kyoto, Japan Beijing, China Here is the overview for...

Why Am I in Hong Kong?

The reason the a-live section is a category on my blog is to provide quick updates of any adventures or debacles I encounter. Well chalk this one up as the latter. I arrived in Beijing...

Global Entry: The Worst Time to Sign Up

Before moving to Mongolia, I signed up for Global Entry which comes with TSA PreCheck meaning you don't have to take off your shoes and belt, remove your laptop, and if you're one of...

The Customs of the Chinese

Attending an international business school for my MBA, I was taught to appreciate the cultural customs of foreign countries. Certain behaviors that are commonplace in the United States are insulting abroad. But, this isn't a...
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