Hello All // A quick note before I head out

Trip Start Aug 19, 2007
Trip End Jan 24, 2008

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Hello All,

Well it's 6 days before I leave for my trip and I figure it's about time I get going on this 'blog' I keep talking about. I will do my best to keep this updated during my trip and upload photos whenever possible. However, I may need help with motivation. So please post a comment or send me an email to help keep me inspired to write.

So this past weekend we had a BBQ at the farm which was kind of a going away party, but the thing I didn't want to tell everyone is that I might not be going. That is, I might not be leaving on Sunday, as planned, if I didn't get my passport back from the Indian Consulate. You see, way back in early July I found out that I needed a Visa to travel in India, but figured I had lots of time to get it before I left. I sent off the application, along with my Passport later that month and assumed that everything was fine. When I got home after house sitting for Chris and Isabelle for a few weeks and opened the package from the Indian Consulate and discovered it had been rejected! Unbelievably I had forgot to enclose the Visa fee. That was last week. As you could imagine I totally freaked out! The Indian leg of my trip is not only the longest leg, at 8 weeks, but also the part I was most looking forward to. So I had to decide whether to risk re-applying and it not arriving back to me in time (meaning I would not only have no visa but also no passport) Or go without the visa and likely be rejected when trying to enter India? I decided to try again and if I didn't get my passport back I would just have to delay the start of my trip.

This morning I got a call  from Chris informing me he had a package from the India Consulate. It was my passport and this time a Visa was attached. So the trip is on! and I can't wait to get going. 

My next entry will likely be from London, my first stop of many, on this trip of a lifetime.
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cjamieson on

We wish you all the best on your adventures!
Hey Keith,

Isabelle and I wish you all the best on your adventure. We know how much you are looking forward to it. You have been talking about this trip for as long as I can remember...probably a good 12-15 years and the time has almost arrived for you to leave! I look forward to reading about your latest news from where ever you are in the world. I am jealous (b/c I'm stuck here), but really excited for you at the same time.

Have a great trip, be safe and enjoy this once in a lifetime trip!!


djamieson404 on

Have a great trip!!!!!!!

Mom and I hope that you have a great trip. We may try to link in with you at some point of your trip for a week or so. I know you are going to have a great time and have lots of memories when you return home.

You know we will miss you and that we will constantly be thinking of you. We will be watching your blog and sending messages.

Enjoy...travel safe and most of all take in all you can!

Mom and Dad

rfn89 on

Have Fun
...but not too much fun, you have a wedding to attend in May.


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