Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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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