Stuck in the Great White North
Trip Start May 02, 2013
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emptied all my clothes...I had to do some investigating on where it was located. I called every person I had been staying with for the last couple of days. I was very confused on where it could have been. I KNEW I had it with me. I was dumbfounded by this occurrence.
The answer was the same from everyone; “Jack we searched everywhere and your passport is no where to be found. I do not think it is here.” This was frustrating because I was afraid I
may have lost it, or even worse, it was stolen.
I had a very difficult time with this inconvenience. I knew there would be delays along the way,
but this was inexcusable
After talking to my mom, I remembered that I was making a photo copy of all my visas the night before I left. I thought I put it in my passport case, but that was obviously not the case. I asked
my mom to take a look in the photocopy machine.
She then said, “Okay, I will check but I just used it and I do not think it is there.” Then, with a sudden reaction of joy and shock, she said “Oh my gosh it is here!” I could still hardly believe that it was in Fresno. I had a feeling of relief, immediately followed by a feeling of anxiety. I thought, “How in the world was I going to get my passport to the small 8,000
person town of Iqaluit, Canada?”
The morning after I lost my passport, I tried calling the state department to see if there was any way they could allow me to enter the country without a passport. They did not
think it was possible, but still contacted the embassy in Reykjavik to see. Reykjavik informed us that I would not be able to enter the country without a passport.
I then started working on finding a fast way to get my passport. We ended up having to get it shipped to Ottawa and then overnight shipped to Iqaluit.
I received the passport on Thursday and left for Iceland on Friday! My time in Iqaluit was coming to an end. I enjoyed my stay but was ready to get on the road or sky….