23 November 2013

The Struggles of Travelling

Yes travelling is awesome, but not when you have to get a VISA! (for India in particular)
For the past week I've tried my best at getting a visa (online) for when I'm going to India, but man - that's easier said than done. You have to answer about 157 questions, attach 12 different document, a lock of your hair as well as your grand mother's wedding ring, before you can take your application form and go to the post office to send the letter as a recommended one (which is more 5 times more expensive than a normal letter).
During this process I've had so many questions but seeing that the embassy of India is impossible to contact (expect a lot of beeps or an automatic answer when calling their embassy) I've spent hours googling my way to tons of different answers from people who are just as confused as me. It's good to know that I'm not the only one struggling, at least.
Well, by now I've typed in my passport number so many times that I remember it by heart, and I'm just waiting for them to ask about my sexual history - they know everything else about me by now. And I thought America was difficult - but jeez, India takes the price!

10 November 2013

Sunday Reminder

Sometimes when I don't have anything to do (or if I have a lot to do) I scroll through tumblr for a while, because even though it contains a lot of cats and Starbucks cups you can also find some pretty nifty photos there. The other day I reblogged this colourful photo and it got me thinking about this quote by Mo Willems: if you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
We have so many privileges but yet we seem to get stuck, and I don't understand how that can happen when we in theory are as free as we are. How come it's so hard to let go? Are we really that afraid to live a little?