Jan 22

Oh my, it’s been a while since I had a decent post. So I’m sure you’re all wondering (maybe some of you? maybe one of you?) what’s new with me. Well to sum it all up in one word, it’s… Europe!

Yeah, I know I’ve been hinting on it since last year, but it was only last week when we put some money down for our trip? “Our” you ask? It’s my mom and I that’s going. But yeah, I didn’t want to say anything about it before because I didn’t want to get my hopes up of going till I knew for sure I was going.

We plan on going in April and we’ll be stopping by more than a handful of countries, namely: England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein (if you count that as a country), Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium. Phew! Yes it’s a lot of countries, but the downside to it all is that the whole trip is only for 2 weeks. Say it isn’t so! Well it is so. So while we do get to see several countries, we’ll only be in each one for a day or 2. But hey, the idea was to figure out which countries to focus on the next time around. Yes, there will be a next time!!!

On a side note, I’ve been taking French classes since last August. It’s going quite well and I think I can get by when I get to France… besides, a lot of people speak English in Paris anyway.

Anyway, things aren’t all rosy yet. I still need to get visas! I’m not as lucky as some of you who just have to wave their passport to get in the country. Me? I gotta fill out applications, get bank statements, get employment verification letters, show the itinerary, then pray my visa gets approved before actually going to Europe. Tomorrow, my mom and I are heading to the German Consulate to get the first of two visas for the trip. I gotta wake up early because they only accept applications from 8-11a :( Anyway, wish us luck!

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