I seldom write personal entries here but let me ramble on a bit.
This is finally happening: I’m going to London this April. I may have mentioned this once or twice on my blog, although I never really liked talking about this publicly because I wanted to make sure it’s going to push through. Even if I have several visas stamped on my passport, I like to keep things real. I’m not being a pessimist, I just didn’t want to expect so high and get heartbroken later.
I can finally breathe and celebrate that one of my goals are finally pushing through, however, the constant worrying of this Eurotrip planning is holding me back. Aside from my three-month stay in London, JP and I planned to go on a one-month Eurotrip in August. Since I’m heading to Europe first, I have to apply for a Schengen Visa now. The requirements and its 90/180-day policy for the Schengen Visa is a meticulous one. I had to reserve hotel reservations, plane tickets, and travel insurance. To make things even more stressful, when I got at the VFS office, the lady processing my application was requesting a ticket to prove that I’m entering from London to Paris. I didn’t have one. Since I’m entering London first, given that I will be living there, it never occurred to me to provide any proof that I’m entering Paris from London. I didn’t think it’d matter as long I provided roundtrip reservations to/from my home country (in my defense, the checklist only requested roundtrip airline reservations). So from 100%, my confidence in getting approved is now at 80%. Lol.
Hopefully, the agony of waiting will end tomorrow. I receive a text that VFS France already gave my application to its partner courier, 2GO Express, this afternoon and that I should receive my passport within 24-48 hours. If things go according to plan, meaning my visa gets approved, then JP and I can finally start working on our itinerary. If not, it’s okay because JP and I already agreed to use the money we’ve saved up to go to elsewhere. :)
Whatever happens, it’s still a win-win situation.
UPDATE: The Eurotrip is happening! YAS!
P.S. Today’s our monthsary. 6 years and 11 months, and still very much in love. Can’t wait to see him next week! #cheese