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Хотели с мамой в Англию поехать, но по некоторым соображениям опуск ей лучше брать раньше, чем позже, поэтому поедем в США, потому что хоть и там визовый процесс противный, но хоть сразу на собеседовании результат говорят, и не надо ждать у моря погоды неизвестное количество времени. Во всяком случае, в самый первый раз. Потом - вся таже фигня, сдал документы, и сидишь, крутишь пальцами у виска. И у меня виза ещё не истекла

И что-то мне жутко это процесс запускать, особенно после последних событий. И не потому что страшно туда ехать (ещё чего), а и именно впадаю в ступор от процесса оформления, хотя он мне уже и довольно хорошо известен, хоть и слегка поменялся в прошлом году.

Планы у мамы, как всегда, наполеоновские. Собираемся поехать в тур по восточному побережью, Бостон - Нью-Йорк - Вашингтон - Ниагара - Бостон. Если кто вдруг соберётся составить компанию (маловероятно, но всякое бывает), то наши предварительные даты - с 29 мая по 3 июня.


Mum and I wanted to go to Great Britain this summer, but for several reasons she has to get vacation time sooner rather than later, so we are going to the U.S. instead. Their visa process is only slightly less nasty than the British one, except for a major advantage, you are told right there at the interview if you are granted the visa or not, you do not have to wait an unknown amount of time on the decision. At least, the first time around. Afterward, it's same old, you provide your documents and sit there twiddling your thumbs. And besides, my own visa has yet not expired.

And for some reason I freeze when attempting to start the process, especially after what just happened. Not that way, not because of something stupid like being afraid to go, it's just difficult to start even though I know the process rather well, despite the slight changes put into effect last year.

Plans? Mum has a lot of them as usual. We're going to go on this tour of the Eastern coast, Boston to New York to Washington D.C. to Niagara Falls to Boston. If anyone cares to join, it would be even rather cheap for you in case you decide at once (we're buying it next week at the latest) that May 29 through June 3 is good for you (our tentative dates). They offer a 4 for the price of 2 deal. Oh, and you can join it in New York, too, I think.


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Apr. 19th, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
Those are all great cities. DC, Boston, and NYC are some of my favorite cities ever. I also live like 30 minutes from Niagara Falls. :)

Have you ever been to Niagara Falls before? If your visa allows, you should definitely visit the Canadian side. It's much more tourist-friendly. The American side is sort of a rough part of town and not much to do other than visit the Falls of course.

Edited at 2013-04-19 05:06 pm (UTC)
Apr. 19th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
I am 95% sure I'd have to get a whole new visa for this, the Candian one, as they are separate countries, so alas, no. (Even though my dad's friend has been in Canada with his daughter, and her husband. This is, the younger couple are American now, and he is not. But the officers at the border were so tired they did not notice his passport was red, lol.)

No, I have only been to NYC and Boston in the Northern part of the U.S., so I am quite looking forward to seeing the Niagara falls as well. The tour also offers (as optional) all the touristy things I have wanted to do in NYC but have not for one reason or the other. Like going to the Statue of Liberty. I was in the harbour and walked around that wharf for almost an hour thinking whether to go there or not and decided against that time. We will do them this time.
Apr. 20th, 2013 08:55 am (UTC)
That sounds like a fabulous trip! And I'll hope to see you in the UK again another time. :-)
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