Monday, April 16, 2012
Pass the passport!
Only another South African knows the twists and turns in the tale of two visas.
Trying to gain access to distant lands is more difficult a negotiation then a marriage contract.
I've known couples who got married knowing less about one another then the border agencies seem to need to know before they'll let me in!
They want a full background check that includes everything you own, earn, believe and love!
And fill those forms in at your peril; every mistake seems to render them null and void.
Just a medical degree ago, Skye was able to spend a year working in the UK, as a waitress at Belgo's. The gift of the commonwealth. But one too many arrivals at Heathrow, bearing a passport with a photo of the opposite gender, and another racial group to the traveler put paid to that!
So 'we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past'.
See you in Central Park then.