Sunday, September 23, 2018

In Transit? You Don’t Need a Visa for Brazil

Disclaimer: If you need a visa, please use my VisaHQ link. I get paid if you do.  I'm a visa buffoon. I mess it up all the time (see all my visa blunders here including...

Faster Entry Through The UK Border

I woke up to this spam subject line: 'Faster Entry Through The UK Border'. It came from the sender donotreply. Curious, I opened it to find that it was a legitimate email detailing how those...

The Russian Visa: A Country’s Cover Charge

There are certain things I hate paying for. These include annual fees for credit cards, valet parking, and visas. Trying to avoid both the payment and the process of sending in my passport is...

The Russian Visa: What An Experience

So you want to go to Russia eh? TPOL has been planning this trip for years. I managed to keep the same Park Hyatt DSU confirmation for three years. It was only after this...

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...
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