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26 februari 2005

The date is SET!!!!!

The Lufthansa lady I spoke a few days ago did not leave a good impression. Before booking a real ticket I decided to give it another try and phoned with LuftHansa Miles & More in Germany directly.
The lady there was a lot more thorough and decided to return our call after she did a search, the other lady handled it all (quickly) on the phone..

When she returned the call she had found two flights for us. As a result we will be flying 21st of July, 10.30 to Frankfurt->Portland->Vancouver. WOOHOOO, this one call saved us roughy E1000 ;-)

With the fixed date we have, we can now write our resignation letters and hand them over.

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Posted by Brijn at 01:10 pm | Comments (0)

24 februari 2005

Ready to leave

Yesterday we received a call that our passports had arrived at Buysse, very convenient since Ge-an has her day of on Thursday.

So now we have three passport with some additional info...

[follow the link to read on]

Do you wonder how they look?

visa.jpg

Nothing special, really small actually.. But with these small pieces of paper we can leave for Canada at any moment :-)

While Ge-an was at Buysse, she noticed a magazine called Ajuus.. We were interviewed for release-zero (nulnummer) of the magazine. A picture of Robin and Ge-an on the frontpage :-)

Unfortunately the content of the article is far away from what we told them. It seems that a second editor heavily modidied the version we have seen. And the changes that we wanted in the version we did see, did not make it to the final version. As a result the article is a bit beside the truth and contains some really annoying mistakes..

But anyway,
a link to the PDF of the article (BIG! 2.5 Mb)

This weekend we will try to find a cheap ticket somewhere at the end of July (unfortunately I can use my Frequent Flyer miles, not enough seats). Based on the flight date, write our resignation letters and hand them over to our employers.. That will be strange ..

Posted by Brijn at 07:53 pm | Comments (0)

11 februari 2005

Passports sent of to Berlin

To exclude any possible problems with our beloved TPG Post, Ge-an drove yesterday to Culemborg to drop our passports at Buysse Immigration Consultants.

Berlin probably needs a few weeks to process the passports and sent them back to Buysse.

If all goes as planned, the next update will be a scan of the VISA ;-)

Posted by Brijn at 03:25 pm | Comments (0)

03 februari 2005

It's official: we passed all the hurdles

Finally, a few minutes ago we receive a call from Buysse Imigration Consultants that they received the request to sent sent in our passports.

This means that all the (medical) checks turned out OK.

The Berlin embassy needs some 3-5 weeks to process the passports and add the VISA to it..

I have a small problem with my almost weekly travels to Frankfurt, but a temporary passport or identity card is probably quickly arranged.

Finally, a few minutes ago we receive a call from Buysse Imigration Consultants that they received the request to sent sent in our passports.

This means that all the (medical) checks turned out OK.

The Berlin embassy needs some 3-5 weeks to process the passports and add the VISA to it..

I have a small problem with my almost weekly travels to Frankfurt, but a temporary passport or identity card is probably quickly arranged.

Posted by Brijn at 10:55 am | Comments (0)