Mission Impossible II ...... Success!
Trip Start Mar 25, 2011
249Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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My alarm is set and goes off at 7.30am... its the first morning I am not woken by the mosque!! Anyway a shower and a quick breakfast and I take the train to my destination.
The embassy here I come!!!
After Friday's visit I'm told to come back today as I need a visa to be granted today as I'm not here long enough to wait the 5 days that it would normally take!!
The embassy doesn't open until 9am and so I thought I would arrive a little bit early.... OMG how many people are here!!! Its hectic!!! The queue is long!!
Fortunately the queue moves swiftly and I am given a number and told to wait... again this is not long and within about 30 minutes I have submitted my papers and passport and all I need to do now is kill a few hours ready for the interview at 2pm. This is not processed by orderly queue and therefore the clerk recommends to start queuing early!!!
So I what to do for the next few hours.... free wifi at Starbucks and a couple of coffee's I think!! The internet is still down and the hotel and when you don't have it you realise exactly how much you use it!!!
I grab some lunch and decide to head back to the embassy at about 12.30pm.. it doesn't open until 2pm but judging by the amount of people this morning I'd rather be early and read than sit and wait here and so off I go.
I meet two lovely guys one from the US and the other from Oz and it helps to pass the time... we are all at the front of the queue ready for our interviews!!! When they advise interviews what they mean is you stand at the counter and for me I'm told off for not having applied for this visa before I left the UK!! Yes I'm organised but I'm not that organised and this country was never on my original bucket list...
So it would appear myself and the two guys have all been granted our visas, now its time to pay and collect... overall this took just a couple of hours... but its been a long old day hanging around!!
But all is sorted... well the first part anyway!! Now for the next stage!
I go back to the city and grab a drink and start searching and before I know it I have a couple more things to check and I'll be done!!! It will be so worth it!!! It will give me something to look forward too after whats going to be an amazing time with Shelley in Thailand.
Oh well on that note its time for me to say goodnight!