Visa Issues - Ready or Not?

I’ve never had any real visa issues while travelling. My two visas for India were each processed in less than a day; in Panama a visa was issued upon arrival, and in Korea I’ve extended my visa in less time than it takes to order a ShanghaiSpiceChickenBurgerSet at McDonald’s. My most recent jaunt to Gabon— Central  Africa— has been the most hectic experience I’ve had in my visa collecting career.

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The Bane of Travel: Waiting to Wait

Most get a kick out of travel. It’s a stimulant, many get addicted and it doesn’t carry the baggage and taboos associated with the narcotic variety. Travel can be a hiccup in your daily grind. It can offer some dopamine-inducing novelty. Yet irrespective of your destination, interests or demeanor, there is an aspect of travel that no one can escape: waiting.

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